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Joanna Hubbard

12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change (Part 1)

I’ve been playing again this week with the 12 Key Principles for Creating Healthy Community Change which is a resource put together by Nancy Margulies and Margaret Wheatley. The resource comes in the form of a DVD, poster and a series of cards. I particularly like the cards because they …

Fly Bird Fly

Art allows me to express my emotions, what I am feeling.  Art is family.  It brings people together, you find hidden treasures – Tina, Westcare Artist and Mum I spent some time recent in the Fly Bird Fly Studio next to Baptist Care’s WestCare Centre. Fly Bird Fly is a …

Mentoring from the Margins

I have had many mentors and coaches in my life so far.  Some formally some more informal relationships.  While I have certainly experienced the challenges of finding mentors in a male dominated field (men are always reluctant to provide mentoring to young women) I have experienced a number of men …

Some Learnings from Human Centred Design

A few weeks back at Faith in Action we enjoyed hearing from Esther Sugihto around the idea of Human Centred Design. Living with a designer myself I have often been surprised at how helpful the way designers think about and see the world is in community development.  Thinking like a designer …

The Meeting Place

I met today with leaders of Aberfoyle Park Baptist Churches’ newest venture called “The Meeting Place”. This venture was inspired by a desire to put Asset Based Community Development into action. And it gets some stuff really right in my opinion. At its center it is a mini-café space from …

A Different “Development” Project

   Over the last 8 and a bit months I have been working on a little bit of a different development project. As we anticipate all the change that this will mean in our lives and our family I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who has …