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Michelle Knoll on neighbourhood, at-risk communities, and local solutions

July 12, 2015
| Michelle talks about her approach to solving community issues. She speaks about celebrating difference, facilitating community and how we need to say hello more often.
Length: 45:50 minutes (52.47 MB)

Access to transit improves health

May 5, 2015
| In Metro Vancouver, some communities have a lot of transportation options, others are primarily designed for cars. A new survey shows a clear link between health and access to public transit.
Length: 13:40 minutes (12.51 MB)

Free Utopian Projects examines consumption through free art

April 13, 2015
| Jocelyn Meggait created Free Utopian Projects -- an evolving series of socially interactive installations -- to connect art and social practice and to create community.
Length: 29:05 minutes (39.96 MB)
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The Peoples' Social Forum: The first day

August 21, 2014
| Highlights from the first day of a gathering of activists, journalists, artists and thinkers in Ottawa from across Canada.
Length: 31:06 minutes (56.98 MB)

Toronto youth campaign to resurrect a beloved arts program

Photo: Jeannine Pitas

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The Sharing Project

March 5, 2014
| Following on the success of the Vancouver Tool Library, co-founder Chris Diplock decided to find out what resources people share, who they share with and what motivates them to do it.
Length: 12:24 minutes (11.36 MB)

Photo project shares beauty of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

December 22, 2013
| Each year, local residents are given a disposable camera and three days to shoot images of their community. The photos they take challenge the stereotypes about the Downtown Eastside.
Length: 13:38 minutes (12.5 MB)
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Living On Purpose

# 201 - Crash the Clown - Ottawa

April 19, 2013
| Crash the Clown, on the beat in Ottawa for 25 years, sat by the river with Lynn Thompson to reflect on his passion for the art, and look ahead to the new season for appearances in Ottawa
Length: 27:43 minutes (25.38 MB)
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# 197 - Andrea Henry is On Purpose

December 28, 2012
| A brief conversation with Andrea Henry, singer, songwriter and woman on purpose.
Length: 07:57 minutes (7.29 MB)
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