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Photo Credit: City of Calgary, 2016

For those of you who have been following this blog over the years you will know that I have had the privilege of living and working all over North America and afforded opportunities to travel internationally.  With this global perspective comes the ability to compare and contrast communities and societies; something that is not lost on me.  As I watch what is unfolding around the world over the past few weeks and, perhaps even the past six months, I am confounded at how human nature and tribalism seems to bring out the extremes of the best and worst in people.

Last year I began working TD Wealth - Private Giving Foundation, Jo-Anne Ryan on a series of workshops across Canada focusing on Women and Philanthropy.  We are going to be doing it again this coming year and would like your input.

Last week I presented at the Rising to New Heights, Rotary District 5360 Conference in Canmore.  Below is the transcript from this presentation: