Catalyzing positive social change and community well-being through theatre

Posted by Rachel Speiran and Zoë Barrett-Wood

on Apr 22, 2016 5:50:29 PM



Community Well-being Through Theatre

To register for Shared Value Solutions' Theatre for Living Workshop on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 1-5pm please email or call 226-706-8888 x122

See Theatre for Living Poster Below!

Within the context of social justice and community building, what comes to mind when you hear the words “struggle, conflict, problem, barrier”? What comes to mind when you think about “success, achievement, opportunity, pathway”?

How can we explore the integrated complexities of community social justice issues in a way that re-connects and empowers us beyond written and spoken words?

On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 1-5pm, in Guelph, Ontario, Shared Value Solutions’ very own Theatre for Living Certified Instructor Zoë Barrett-Wood will guide us though the systems-based Theatre for Living process to explore these questions together.

The original Theatre for Living approach was developed by David Diamond. It has grown out of Diamond’s experience with Brazilian Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, his study of Systems Theory, and his extensive theatre background.

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Topics: creative facilitation, training

FAQ: Paid 8-Month Position for First Nation, Métis or Inuit Intern

Posted by Nichole Fraser MacDonald

on Apr 15, 2016 8:00:46 AM

We've had a lot of interest in our posting for an 8-month paid position for a First Nation, Métis or Inuit Intern. We've had lots of questions too, so we put together a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) to help people looking for answers.  If you have any other questions, please contact us.

For 2016, applications will be accepted until May 2, 2016 by email to

  The original internship opportunity posting is here:

Paid 8-Month Position for First Nation, Métis or Inuit Intern

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Topics: Sustainability Innovation in Ontario, Aboriginal and Industry Partnerships

Anwaatin Comments on Draft Ontario Climate Change Act - Bill 172 

Posted by Larry Sault

on Apr 12, 2016 4:33:23 PM

Our partner company, Anwaatin, recently submitted comments to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Regarding the draft of Bill 172 (the "Ontario Climate Change Act", know formally as the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016).  We reprint these comments here with permission.  Previous posts from Anwaatin authors include:



Anwaatin's Submission on Bill 172 (Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016)

In the face of climate change, Indigenous peoples in Ontario have emerged as Stewardship Warriors. Indigenous peoples must be front and centre in responding to and preventing the worst effects of climate change.

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Topics: Ontario Climate Action, Carbon Offsets, Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

Quebec's New Low Carbon Energy Policy: Five Take Homes

Posted by Don Richardson

on Apr 12, 2016 4:16:08 PM

Québec has introduced its new low carbon energy policy for 2016-2030:  “Politique énergétique 2030, L’énergie des Québécois – Source de croissance” (Energy Policy 2030, The Energy of Quebecers – a Source of Growth). 


This is not your grandfather's energy policy!

The new energy policy is unique to Quebec realities and considerations, but includes several innovative directions of note for other Canadian provinces and territories.

Quebec's energy policy is focused on promoting a low carbon economy, including energy efficiency, responsible consumption, optimizing available energy resources and stimulating related technical and social innovations.

By the target date of 2030, Quebec aims to reduce consumption of petroleum products by 40%, eliminate the use of thermal coal energy, increase renewable energy production by 25% and increase energy efficiency by 15%.  The policy also includes putting one million electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2030.

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Topics: Low Carbon Energy Policy