The Good Society--Everyone Can Make a Difference

Overheard on CBC radio the other day about a group of young professionals who are working to create a better future for their community, Ottawa, modeled after The Awesome Foundation. Each of the ten co-founders donates $50.00 a month and they give out small grants of $1000.00 to people who apply to them. Decisions are made consensually about awards, and in addition to offering this seed money, they also offer their skills, it is not just about the money. Their belief is “anyone can do it”. The front page of their website has the Margaret Mead quote, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.


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