Creating a Narrative Budget

As MSCM and chaplaincy in general receive less funding from CSC and the Government, it becomes important for groups like ours to sharpen their skills in scouting alternate sources of financing. This week at Open Door Peter introduced us to the concept of a Narrative Budget. Whereas a traditional line…

11 Jun 12:03 AM 0 Read More...

Fred Saves Troubled Organizations

Who’s that guy with the big beard? It’s Fred, a professor of Organization Development at Concordia University and independent expert for companies who find themselves struggling. Fred goes into problem-laden companies as an objective observer to identify their relational or process problems and help them get back…

27 May 11:17 PM 0 Read More...

Bertrand Rides His “Weird” Bike Across Canada

Bertrand brought his Dutch bicycle to Open Door and encouraged everyone to undertake an adventure that would make them feel as alive as did his 78-day trip across Canada. He encountered bears, moose, and wonderfully hospitable people in all ten provinces (Newfoundland was his favourite province). In the Rockies…

21 May 8:30 PM 0 Read More...

International Engineering Projects at Open Door

Tony invited his friend Klaus all the way from Berlin to speak at Open Door and we lapped up every word as Klaus described his childhood in Nazi Germany, the hardships involved in rebuilding the country, and his student days of music and engineering. We then journeyed with him as…

16 May 2:09 PM 0 Read More...

Community Building 2014

On a recent March weekend, we gathered, a diverse group of souls. We came from different backgrounds, different age-groups, different places of origin, but all with one common link, an interest in the work of MSCM, among those affected by incarceration. Our aim was to enhance a spirit of…

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