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    Member Spotlight: SMART Recovery Calgary

    SMART Recovery  (November 2017) Interviewer: Agnes Odera, CommunityWise - Practicum Student. Interviewee: Scott McKenzie, SMART Recovery – Director of Operations. 1.What is the name of your organization? The name of our organization is SMART Recovery. SMART stands for Self-Management-An[...]
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    Using Vulnerability to Discuss Racial and Ethnic Inclusion

    “I want to start talking about racial equity at my organization but…I don’t know where to start” does this refrain sound familiar? It’s ok. It’s a hard topic to begin to navigate alone, in a non-profit where you may have not had intentional conversations about race before. Starting small can help yo[...]
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    Anti-Racism Training for Non-Profits

    An essential component of organizational transformation is education.  Tyra Erskine authored the Anti-Racism Training to expand non-profit organization’s conversations on racism, and provide tools to understand systemic oppression. Tyra collaborated with CommunityWise, and the Anti-Racism Organizati[...]
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    Thank you, Agnes!

    Agnes has been working with the Staff Collective as a social work practicum student since September. She’s contributed a whole lot of experience, knowledge, and skill to CommunityWise in this short period of time, always with a solid, critical analysis and a big desire to learn. From helping to upda[...]
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    Q&A with poet Zaire Sealy

    Zaire Sealy is a spoken word artist born and raised in Montreal Quebec, currently based out of Calgary, Alberta. His work with Uproot YYC involves creating a series of poems centered around his experience as an African American male. Using his love for music and literature he aims to challenge false[...]