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Patterns & Possibilities—Day 2

Date & Time
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The philosophy behind The Festival of What Works is to share replicable ideas of how to live well in place amongst communities across the bioregion. Join us to collectively reflect on how to bring “what works” into your life and community. This is an open space to come together to “make sense” of what we are hearing and learning throughout the Festival. It is also a place to take care of ourselves before each day that lies ahead. Join us to go beyond ideas and into a sense of possibility—individually and collectively.

Sessions are daily. Participants can come to one, some or all. 

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access. 

This session is participatory and will include breakout groups for discussion. 

Session Type
Session Tags
Participatory, Collective Learning


Erica Crawford is a community planner, facilitator and counsellor specializing in collaborative processes for building community resilience and climate change adaptation strategies. She focuses on awareness and capacity-building through multi-stakeholder planning processes. Erica’s work in climate change adaptation led her to pursue training in somatic therapy, as she recognized the importance of addressing psycho-social dimensions of dealing with uncertainty and change, incorporating body-based methods. She has a Masters in Community and Regional Planning, is a co-founder of SHIFT Collaborative and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Erica is also a Founding Member and Board Member of NewStories North.
Erica Crawford
Jenn Meilleur is a systems change facilitator, sense-maker and strategist. Her passion is for cultivating bold, creative, and participatory leadership to create the conditions for happier, healthier, and more environmentally and socially just and resilient communities and workplaces. She has two decades of experience supporting and leading initiatives at the intersections of social and environmental health and wellness, community development, organizational development, and systems change. She has extensive experience supporting and leading collaborative networks and working with local governments, non-profits, cooperatives, philanthropy and community groups. She is also the Executive Director of NewStories. Jenn finds her inspiration in nature on the unceded traditional lands and waters of the K’omoks Nation on what is known as Vancouver Island with her husband, two children, and many four-legged friends.
Jenn Meilleur