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Gardening and Colonialism

Margaret’s grandson James has attended Open Door regularly since he arrived from Vancouver this spring. He’s a typical environmentally-friendly, socially conscious British Columbian that the rest of Canada would be wise to emulate. He’s been planting a large garden on his grandparents’ acreage and just by…

01 Jul 4:44 PM 0 Read More...

Canadian author Mark Lavorato joins Open Door

On June 17 Open Door had the good fortune of welcoming Mark Lavorato, a Canadian writer, poet, photographer and musician. Early in life he realized that he was such a good storyteller, he should be writing down his stories, and thus began his career in literature. His goal is to…

01 Jul 4:40 PM 0 Read More...

Kripalu Yoga with Francois

Everybody get up from your chairs! On June 10 Open Door was introduced to Kripalu Yoga and the basic tenets of Buddhism by Francois, who has been practicing yoga since he was a teenager and who is certified in Prison Yoga Training. Describing his own childhood difficulties, he led us…

14 Jun 10:50 AM 0 Read More...

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...