Inspiring community conversations for sustainable change
FOF’s passion is “inspiring community conversations for sustainable change.” We provide opportunities for those conversations to unfold at events such as the Building SustainABLE Communities conference, Reel Change SustainAbility Film Fest, Eco-Blast Kids Camp & Concert, Breakfast of Champions, Women 4 SustainAbility, and Fresh Dialogues. New to our line-up is the HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit and various warm-up events.
Imagine a gathering where people from all walks of life – with diverse insights, ideas, passions, personalities, and influences – holistically explore a range of mental health stories, issues, and trends with a focus on collaborative action!
We’re happy to announce that the FOF will do just that at its inaugural HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit in the spring of 2020 in Kelowna, BC!
Steeped in a serious mental health crisis about 15 years back, I asked my doctor what would have become of me if I’d lived a few centuries ago. He said that I’d likely have been diagnosed as an “hysterical” woman and institutionalized and/or treated with “Who knows what!”
WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?
Many communities are abuzz with talk about ‘sustainability’, but what is it exactly? If you ask 20 people what it means, you’ll get 20 different answers. And that’s one of the reasons why it’s so difficult to define, design, and deliver, because it means different things, to different people, in different places, at different times.
There is, however, one thing that remains constant: Every one of us plays an important part in sustainability ...