Neglectful Use of Policy

This recent tragedy at the assisted living centre in L'Isle-Verte, Que re-opened an old concern of mine and one I have raised often.  In fact I raised this with the Cowichan Valley Emergency Preparedness Committee in the late 90's following an extreme storm and major power outage (some places for four days) on Vancouver Island.  Those power … Continue reading Neglectful Use of Policy

Human Rights – The Complications!

I was approached almost a year ago by the Alberta Human Rights Commission to develop or revise a number of human rights training modules.  The majority of the modules were aimed at the workplace, were to be presented primarily to human resource specialists and covered topics from "duty to accommodate" to "creating a healthy workplace". … Continue reading Human Rights – The Complications!

Systems Come and Go but the Child is Always There

I received a Christmas card last month that contained a few old newspaper articles with me in the early years of my polio.  As an early poster child they tended to take a lot of pictures of you for the local newspaper but I had no idea these ones existed.  It really brought home the … Continue reading Systems Come and Go but the Child is Always There