1 hr 24 min

Dr Jim Nininger & Dr Mary Lou Kelley: Compassionate Ottawa Survival of the Kindest

    • Society & Culture

89: Dr Jim Nininger & Dr Mary Lou Kelley: Compassionate Ottawa
"In community development, as the outsider, you can help with facilitation, you can help with organising, you can help with identifying resources. But you are never the leader."
In this episode, Julian is joined by Jim Nininger, Co-Founder of Compassionate Ottawa, and Mary Lou Kelley, Professor of Social Work and Gerontology at Lakehead University and Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. They talk about the history of Compassionate Ottawa, its biggest successes, and how they see it developing in the future. Jim and Mary also share their advice for anyone wanting to start a Compassionate City movement in their own community.
Compassionate Ottawa draws much of its inspiration from Professor Allan Kellehear's work on the Compassionate City Charter. It is a citizen-led movement which seeks to change the way we think of living well, dying, death and grief, and to strengthen the capacity of people to care for each other in times of serious illness and loss.
You can read more about Compassionate Ottawa on their website and you can find out about how to work towards accredited Compassionate City Charter status here.

89: Dr Jim Nininger & Dr Mary Lou Kelley: Compassionate Ottawa
"In community development, as the outsider, you can help with facilitation, you can help with organising, you can help with identifying resources. But you are never the leader."
In this episode, Julian is joined by Jim Nininger, Co-Founder of Compassionate Ottawa, and Mary Lou Kelley, Professor of Social Work and Gerontology at Lakehead University and Professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. They talk about the history of Compassionate Ottawa, its biggest successes, and how they see it developing in the future. Jim and Mary also share their advice for anyone wanting to start a Compassionate City movement in their own community.
Compassionate Ottawa draws much of its inspiration from Professor Allan Kellehear's work on the Compassionate City Charter. It is a citizen-led movement which seeks to change the way we think of living well, dying, death and grief, and to strengthen the capacity of people to care for each other in times of serious illness and loss.
You can read more about Compassionate Ottawa on their website and you can find out about how to work towards accredited Compassionate City Charter status here.

1 hr 24 min

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