No Risk Assessment? Well That’s Risky!

So, you are a leader in an organization, congratulations! Whether it is a business, a community group, a school, or any other organization, leadership is something to be celebrated. As part of your participation in this organization, have you been a part of a formal risk assessment? Have you led a formal risk assessment? What's … Continue reading No Risk Assessment? Well That’s Risky!

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The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com Here in Canada, we celebrate the first Monday in September as Labour Day, a day to remember all of the efforts of the people who have fought so hard for things like 5-day work weeks and 8-hour work days, overtime pay, paid holidays, and so many other things that … Continue reading The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience

The Future of Business is Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders.Wikipedia Photo by Akil Mazumder on Pexels.com A few months ago, I wrote about how income inequality is an emergency management issue. A major part of this … Continue reading The Future of Business is Social Enterprise

Coming Up this Week!

A little bit of hype to start a short week (at least for me!) I'm going to spend most of this week updating my reading list, as my holidays allowed me to add a few more books to my "finished" pile. This week will feature a couple of fantastic reads (well, one listen, and the … Continue reading Coming Up this Week!

What am I up to?

Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?

Resiliency, a Primer

When the people of Fort McMurray began to return home after the devastating Horse River fire on June 1, 2016, they were met with cheers from firefighters, police and paramedics, and other essential service workers who had been working hard to ensure the municipality was ready for them. Most of them had fled through an … Continue reading Resiliency, a Primer

Building Resiliency

Photo by Min An on Pexels.com If you've ever studied building construction, bridge construction, or just about anything else that is manufactured today you will be familiar with the concept of trusses. These are building components that consist of interconnected parts that work together to form one cohesive part of the building. Most commonly you … Continue reading Building Resiliency

The Foundation of Resilience

At the end of the day, resilience is built upon people who are happy and healthy, so I have one final task for you today. Go and spend the day with the people you love, doing the things you love. Build relationships, make memories, and lean into each other as you work to become more … Continue reading The Foundation of Resilience

The Resilience Brief

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com We are all pressed for time these days. Many of us are working more than one job while still trying to juggle family, friends, and other relationships.  Not to mention trying to find time for looking after yourself. When it comes to doing things to build resilience against disasters and … Continue reading The Resilience Brief