Wednesday, 08 September, 2010

Spirit of the Land and People opened at Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta and runs till October.

On July 1st the Whyte Museum opened a special exhibition to celebrate the relationship between the Stoney Reserve and Banff.
Photos displayed were taken by photographer Bob Fleming and depict the story and world journey of Walking Buffalo and members of the Crowchild family 50 years ago.
A dvd of The World Journey is being shown. for further information go to

Monday, 30 August, 2010

The last of six conferences at the Initiatives of Change centre in Caux, above Montreux, closed on Tuesday, the 17th of August. Some 1,400 participants from 81 countries took part over the six conferences since 2 July.

Tuesday, 03 August, 2010

Katherine Marshall in her blog for the Washington Post's 'On Faith' section reports on an inspiring encounter with Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye at the recent Caux Forum for Human Security at the IofC centre in Caux, Switzerland.
Read the full article here or here

Tuesday, 22 June, 2010

The film Banking on Change was screened twice as over 50 people came in during the course of the evening. Between the showings musicians Prakash Joshi (vocalist and harmonium) and Roy Naidu (tabla) shared their music and talents. A local Indian restaurant provided snacks and an electronic store provided audio visual support. People were appreciative of the evening and dvds of the film were sold.

Wednesday, 23 June, 2010

An encouraging mix of about thirty youth, and new and long-time supporters of IofC from Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, and Edmonton gathered in Calgary on Saturday, June 5, 2010 for a full-meal breakfast and Alberta planning and team-building session.

Tuesday, 22 June, 2010
Standing behind Rob Corcoran is a group from Hamilton, where Hope
in the Cities has been the main focus of IofC’s activities, and from
where people have gone to conferences and training sessions in
Richmond, Virginia over the past years

Toronto is arguably the most ethnically diverse city in the entire world. The Annual General Meeting of the legal body of Initiatives of Change (IofC) Canada was appropriately held in the Days Hotel and Conference Centre, Toronto Airport East, one of the most multi-ethnic areas of the city. A group of some 40 people from five provinces and from the USA gathered on the May 21-23 weekend.

Friday, 16 April, 2010

"The beginning of new links and projects.." writes Janyce Konkin after a lunch meeting March 31 in Edmonton.with women involved with the NDHR and Alberta Education

Friday, 16 April, 2010
Religion: How it Affects and is Affected by the Economy

"Can people from different religions work together?" asked a member of the audience at an event in Cochrane, AB on March 31.

Friday, 18 June, 2010
On March 22nd, Calgary IofC team members Janyce Konkin, Joy Newman, and Bill Parker participated in a community event sponsored by the Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity called "The Courage to Stand Together Against Discrimination Forum" attended by about 150. Several City Aldermen, community groups

Three members of Calgary's IofC team participated in a community event , which was titled "The Courage to Stand Together Against Discrimination Forum". It was sponsored by the Calgary Centre for Culture, Equity and Diversity and about 150 attended.

Friday, 18 June, 2010

The Director of Advancement, Bill Parker, accompanied by his wife Judy, spent some days on the west coast meeting local team members, new people and 2 students at UBC, one of whom had been a Caux Intern in 09. Topics of discussion ranged from Fund raising, planning for events at UBC, to enlisting more people