Inspiring community conversations for sustainable change

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is a registered charity that envisions a future where people of all ages and from all sectors collaborate to make our communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous. This is possible only when people talk with one another about important community issues, challenges, and opportunities. To that end, 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.


Heads Up! Mental Health Summit - Fresh Outlook Foundation

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!

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FOF founder Joanne de Vries explains how the "buzz in the room" and the "buzz in her being" are setting the stage for FOF’s HEADS UP! Community Mental Health Summit.

"While buzz number one feels exhilarating and is full of promise, buzz number two does not…"

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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 ...

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