Canada in the 2020s

Canada is a country that touts itself as one of the greatest countries on Earth. If our country is going to live up to that claim, there are a number of items we need to take care of here in the 2020s. I’ve come across the sentiment that we are ancestors to future generations. I like this way of thinking because it asks us to fulfill a responsibility greater than ourselves. To dream into the future and then have the courage and conviction to bring it to life.

International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day, I’ve spent time reflecting on the devastating impact COVID has had on the progress of women. Women have been the ones to care for and educate our children, look after our aging parents, and work remotely to meet job expectations that largely ignore these new burdens. For many, trying to shoulder all of that has meant stepping back from the workforce. It is from this lens that I renew my commitment to continue to forge change in our world.

Wrestling to make sense of the Alberta school re-entry plan

As I (and so many parents) wrestle with Alberta’s school re-entry plan, I acknowledge that there will be an element of risk and no plan will be perfect. However, recklessness at the expense of the health and safety of our children, teachers, and support staff is completely unacceptable. There are a number of questions we should all be asking (repeatedly if need be) until we get clear answers.