Quinn Simpson: Coaching Youth, Understanding Youth

Based on both sides of the Atlantic, Canada and UK-based youth life coach, Quinn Simpson (aka “Coach Quinn“) is one busy young woman.  Only having finished her university studies at the University of Edinburgh a few years ago, Quinn became interested in life coaching after writing her dissertation examining self-help books. In her research, she […]

‘Unscripted’: Canadian Stage Fundraiser, June 25, 2009

T.U. Dawood   Arts and culture are still in a nascent stage in Toronto and it’s exciting to see the talent and energy of upcoming talent. The Visionaries Council was formed almost a year ago to provide a free forum for networking and leadership development for young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 […]

Cynthia's Thoughts: Young People, Activism and Social Networking

It’s amazing how interest groups can organize within minutes these days.  With just a click of a mouse, a group can be started on social networking sites, and potentially thousands of people can be invited to join.  This was definitely the case during the US election and more recently, the reaction to the proposal by […]

The Giver: SMYL's Inaugural Fundraiser for St. Mike's

Cynthia Cheng, with information from Aynsley Deluce On November 14, 2008, the St. Michael’s Young Leaders’ team, an organization of young Toronto professionals, hosted its inaugural event, The Giver.  Held at one of Toronto’s hottest mid-town venues, the Rosehill Lounge, the event was to raise funds to build the Graduate Study Room at the Li […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on Arts Funding

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper remarked that the arts were a “niche issue.” Some $45 million have been cut from funding and he even went as far as saying that “ordinary folks don’t care about the arts.” Oh really? The arts aren’t just about gallery openings, galas and symphonies. It is much more than […]