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What is a Border?

Joyce reflects on her interpretation of the question “what is a border?” after attending an inspiring panel session at the Eco Impact Learning and Award Series.

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Taking Time

Take it slow,and don’t get in your waykeep it movin’ at the pace of every weatherlook within, and don’t forget you are surrounded by the windas it rushes in your lungs– Ayla Nereo My relationship with time is shifting. I used to always feel like I was running out of time. I obsessed over using …

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Documentary Filmmaking: Tips for Conducting Trauma-Informed Interviews

For many documentaries, the interviewees are the primary characters and storytellers of the film. They help guide, explain, and validate the events of such topics through their own unique perspectives. The documentaries Narratives is currently developing will involve a series of interviews touching on sensitive and potentially triggering topics. With this in mind, it is important to take the steps needed to conduct a safe and trauma-informed interview.

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Pride in Winnipeg

As Pride month comes to a close, we would normally expect our streets to be filled with people celebrating the 2SLGBTQ+ community and pushing for progress. With pandemic restrictions in effect, Pride month looks a bit different this year, but we can take this pause to reflect on 2SLGBTQ+ histories in our city, promote an inclusive online space, and learn from 2SLGBTQ+ creators.

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So You Want to Talk About Cultural Safety?

What is your Cultural Identity? What Implicit Biases influence the way you interact with the world around you? What is Cultural Safety, and how can we integrate it into the spaces in which we work, play, and relax? Let’s keep this conversation going. It’s time to talk about Cultural Safety.

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What is it that Planners do?

When I was considering going to planning school, I had the opportunity to sit down at a planner’s office and talk about the profession. Although I had come prepared with a series of questions, my hosts opened the conversation with a question of their own: “what do you think we do?” This question has stuck with me through the years. Today, I think of it the same way I did then: it is both an easy question to answer and a difficult one.

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Lessons from 2020: Re-imagining a more sustainable, resilient, and empathetic future

“There’s a common saying among us Inuit, Tamanna Anigutilarmijuq, which means “This too shall pass.” I took solace in this thought. And in the belief that these moments, when life seems to be breaking down, often signal that we are on the edge of a breakthrough in our lives.”  ―Siila Watt-Cloutier, The Right to Be …

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So You Want to Talk About Working Parenthood

“The obligation for working [parents] is a very precise one: the feeling that one ought to work as if one did not have children, while raising one’s children as if one did not have a job” – Annabel Crabb

For many, working parenthood means endless juggling between career and family, such that many couples decide to have one parent stay at home. Let’s take a look at what goes into this decision for many parents, and the effects of this choice on our children.