Amma Gyamfowa, Social Work (Masters) ’18, aims to empower individuals, families and communities with holistic mental health supports. In this blog, she shares 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health.
The Canadian Mental Health Association hosts Mental Health Week annually during the first week of May. As a therapist, I have witnessed an undeniable transformation occur when people actively pour into their wellness. Here are five key ways you can enrich your mental health.Continue reading “Five ways to enrich your mental health”
As the old saying goes, a little kindness can go a long way. In this blog, Julie Adam, Radio and Television Arts ’92, shares four ways you can use kindness to help you in leadership.
Practicing kindness in leadership will force you to shift focus away from yourself to the things which matter most — your customers, your employees, your shareholders and your community. If you want to transform from good to great and excel in leadership, you need a north star and a superpower to guide you. Make it kindness.Continue reading “Why kindness is the must-have superpower you need to lead”
Did you know 22% or 1 in 5 Canadians have a disability? According to a 2017 Statistics Canada report, 6.2 million people identified as having one or more disabilities. So, how can we create a more inclusive and accessible Canada? What are some socially-made barriers that exclude and harm people with disabilities? How do decisions around funding centre or exclude the voices and experiences of those most affected? These are some of the questions our expert panellists addressed in Generous Futures: Advancing Disability Rights.Continue reading “Advancing disability rights in Canada: 3 takeaways from the latest Generous Futures discussion”
This past year, we’ve seen a spike in anti-Asian racism in Canada—but 1-in-4 Asian-Canadians say they experience discrimination all the time. So, how can we stop this?
Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a staggering rise in the number of instances of anti-Asian discrimination across Canada and the world. However, the unfortunate reality is this is not a new phenomenon.Continue reading “Anti-Asian racism is on the rise. Here are 3 ways to fight it”
A new year is a great time to re-align and set your intentions—think of it as being on your side and putting your energy into what matters. Intentional living means we mindfully decide how to show up in the world and what kind of life we want to create. Unfortunately, while it sounds simple, life can get busy, and we can find ourselves putting our sense of purpose, core values and biggest dreams on hold.Continue reading “3 steps to living intentionally”
When taking an evening stroll becomes a life threatening activity—we have a serious problem. This is the reality for many Canadians caused by Islamophobia. So, how can charitable help put an end to this?
Season 2 of Generous Futures kicked off with a powerful discussion about ageism in Canada.
What is the role of Black leadership in charitable giving? What does giving look like from an Indigenous lens? What role does philanthropy play in addressing 2SLGBTQ+ justice and equity?Continue reading “Ageism is discrimination too: 3 important takeaways from Generous Futures — Addressing Ageism”
Hello! I’m David Gauntlett. Three years ago, the University persuaded me to move from the UK to take up a Canada Research Chair in Creativity in what was then called the Faculty of Communication and Design. By now, it’s so full of creativity that we call it The Creative School.Continue reading “Three key insights for cultivating creativity”