Recent Publications

March 2017 E-Neighbour

March E-Neighour announcing an opportunity for everyone to share successes in organizing more welcoming, accessible and inclusive neighbourhood gatherings
"There are no 100% inclusive events." says Paula Saunders from the Waterloo Region Independent Living Centre, our sponsor of the Inclusion Award who launched the challenge at our last Festival Finale Celebration. We only do the best we can and try to do a bit more as we learn a bit more each time we organize a neighbourhood gathering. In March E-Neighbour, we are announcing series of conversations and tools to come this Festival of Neighbourhoods year. 

Jesus Christ, Social Worker?

Presentation at Love The City Conference 2012
Presented at the 2012 Love the City Conference in Windsor, Ontario, presentation explores the role of faith in social work and social service practice. View the presentation here... www.slideshare.net/mikemorency/jesus-christ-social-worker

Building Successful Youth

Presentation at E4 Youth Workers Conference
Presented at the 2016 E4 Youth Worker's Conference, this workshop uses evidence based practices along with biblical principles to support young people and equip them for SUCCESS. Presentation addresses:  - Challenges youth are facing today 
- What youth said locally 
- 40 Developmental Assets 
- Biblical Principles for building successful young people  View the presentation here www.slideshare.net/mikemorency/building-successful-youth 

Youth Consultation Report

Windsor-Essex Youth Strategy
The Windsor Essex Youth Strategy embarked on a series of consultations with young people (aged 16 -24) from across the region in an attempt to discover what is helping them be successful and what may need to change to provide them with better support. In total 178 young people participated, providing a cross sample of views. While they may have diverse views on what success looks like, they were consistent in their view on how to get there.

Envision Ford City

Report to the Community
Community Conversations was NOT about rehashing problems, or gathering together to complain. It was NOT about other people’s ideas or plans for Ford City, but about listening to the people of the community, building on their ideas and engaging in their meaning…. It is about seeing THEIR vision for THEIR community, through THEIR eyes!  Community Conversations allowed the people of Ford City to begin to dream together, and as this Brazilian Proverb says… 
"When you dream alone, 
it remains just a dream. 
When you dream together, 
it is the beginning of a new reality." 

101 Paths to Peace, Power, and Prosperity

Everyone wants a peaceful, prosperous world. What if there are ways to make it happen? There’s one frontier that’s never been overcome – global human consciousness. Many have mastered their own consciousness, but a peaceful world needs all of us. Are you part of this evolution? Of course you are. Wherever you are in your self-mastery, consider taking another step by applying these ideas to your everyday life. One step leads to the next. The acorn grows to a mighty oak. The tiny mustard seed becomes a magnificent plant. You are part of this growth and abundance. You too, can contribute to the creation of a peaceful, prosperous world. As you begin exploring these ideas, allow yourself to relax, play with them and tweak them. As you continue to explore, uncover, and share the many facets of your own unique creative spirit, that spirit enriches both you and the world. Wishing you peace, power, and prosperity!

tgl and Co-Lab: enabling 'Well-Being' as the New Market

tgl and Co-Lab: enabling 'Well-Being' as the New Market
  Overview
There is a global opportunity to reappraise the nature, potential and application of human, and all other, resources. Quite simply, the 'recycling' of creative, collaborative opportunities can initiate and support a new market in Well-Being. In effect, our common values and aspirations can be employed as drivers to initiate and sustain the balanced growth of human potential. In tandem, the reduction of stress and debt will become the fuel to generate sustainable growth in the new market.
  Scope
As members of the tgl platform, people and corporate bodies can generate L-ocal currency simply by choosing personal and mutual well-being as their motivation and goal. The approach engenders a recognition of and commitment to 'real education' in the sense of self-enquiry and self-nurture, founded on balanced values. While, the quest for well-being secures personal motivation as the engine to sustain and evolve the new market .
For sure, a model able to reduce debt, stress and unhealthy living in inverse proportion to the growth of well-being is a worthy investment for us all. Indeed, growth in the new market will evolve with the well-being of the members. Further, by tracking supply-and-demand chains, we can aggregate purchasing power and integrate L-ocal currency to strengthen support, while reducing costs and risk.  
The tgl 'barter market' is inclusive and facilitates trade and exchange using combinations of goods, services, skills, time, knowledge, traditional money and L-ocal currency. While the Co-Lab model is intended to enable social networking to mature as social-cultural-economic networks; lead by tglHub Cooperatives, formed with expert local guidance. This new market structure can introduce diverse new opportunities for investment, secured by collective goodwill and debt-free barter. Operational Perspectives
There are a number of core issues to take account of in any assessment of the operations: tgl'ing can be identified in most activities and classified as 'enhanced volunteering' simply because exchanges of skills, time and knowledge are inevitable
thus, doing whatever was going to be done anyway can generate L-ocal currency  the only addition is that the participants are tgl members using its 'toolset' in support the ability to reward choices for inclusion holds the key to well-being and stress reduction the roots of positive peer pressure can develop within any activity, project or aspiration Potential a workforce prepared to accept 30% wages in L-ocal currency protects its own jobs; while securing the value, acceptability and usefulness of debt-free liquidity and barter the currency supports local enterprise and collective well-being; while it becomes common sense to recycle it in support of the new social-cultural-economic networks
public 'costs' - social, cultural and economic – can reduce in inverse proportion to the rise of well-being, with inherent collective gains
spending L-ocal currency into circulation in public projects reduces borrowing and the damage from social exclusion; while injecting hope, enabling skills exchange andintroducing 'enhanced volunteering' as a new way of responsible living L-ocal currency can be generated as match-funding to traditional investment; while serving to reduce gearing and increase liquidity; all founded on exchanges of skill, time and knowledge in the process, tangible, effective CSR is enabled and PSR – personal social responsibility– introduced main contractors in Justice and Health sectors, now contracted to 'payment-by-results', can access diverse new ways to reduce costs while achieving targets the concept of 'social impact bonds' can be augmented to support multiple 'purses' of public and private funding as they are applied to generate L-ocal currency and well-being
related savings can be re-invested to support and enhance the effectiveness of the model people of all ages, including prison inmates can 'learn-and-earn' to support themselves and their families

Shift

Change Your Words, Change Your World
Shift is a creative tool for expanding consciousness. Through thought-provoking questions, stories, illustrations, and poetry, Shift draws out new ways of thinking about old challenges. Its purpose is to bring powerful peace to the reader and powerful peace to the planet, one reader at a time. The book is unique in using words to look at words, meanings, human perception, emotions, and actions. Its words are not Truth; they are catalysts helping readers find their own truths. Shift includes: *Optical illusions *Ambigrams *Ink blots *Cloud patterns *A human consciousness diagram *A discussion of the Human Truth Puzzle that has been solved over and over by person after person, but cannot be adequately communicated using words and symbols. *A startling new meaning to the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche similar to the startling new meaning Dan Brown gave to The Last Supper in The Da Vinci Code.  

Shift

Change Your Words, Change Your World
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