OInspiring Change in Individuals, Neighborhoods and Communities 

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The Changing Point is proud to announce our new website!  


This site has been completely revamped and is designed to provide meaningful information and tangible tools that will assist you in your efforts to make the world a better place.


Each month we will feature a different area of our website to familiarize you with all we have to share.


This month we are featuring: THE VAULT, with 3 distinct libraries... Professional and Personal Development, and the "Topic of the Month" ...the Vault is  a 24/7, regularly updated Subscription Membership repository that is your comprehensive solution to your personal and professional development needs!  


Pre-Launch discounted Memberships are available now. Save over $20.00 on an annual membership.  Visit the Vault


All this and much, much more... please take a few minutes to visit with us... www.TheChangingPoint.com

The Changing Point

The Changing Point organization and the Hill Family have spearheaded a number of unprecedented philanthropic efforts and national initiatives across North America. They have received numerous awards for their generosity and commitment to communities across the US and Canada. When doing business with The Changing Point you know a portion of the profits go to funding these award-winning life changing endeavors. 
Please check out our main philanthropic effort,  Let Them Be Kids
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IMARCH 2011                                       ISSUE NO: 1201

I hope this finds you well...after a great number of requests we have begun to create a newsletter every month, we will work to make it a relevant and meaningful tool to help you make tomorrow a little better than yesterday...hope you enjoy and let me know what you think by clicking the link below, stay well Ian

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Leadership in Changing Times

"The skills, abilities and competencies to win the battles behind us, may not be the skills, abilities and competencies to win the battles before us."

As the needs of our communities change and the dynamics and
demands of leaders increase, I would suggest there must be a corresponding adjustment in how leaders operate their businesses, mobilize community resources, build community capacity and interact with staff. All to ensure that they are fulfilling their roles in building strong (both figuratively and literally) sustainable, thriving communities for today and into the future.

If we see and understand the changed "ecosystem" in which we live today, we clearly understand that the "command and control" autocratic approach to leadership is not what the times require. It is not the approach that will get best from our people nor will it be the approach that solves the complex and multifaceted challenges that we face today.  READ MORE>>> 
It's All About Hope!

The Let Them Be Kids National Action Campaign is based on belief that regular people can change their world for the better and that the people closest to the challenges are the best resource to improve those challenges.  


So if our belief is true, why is it that so often things don't change for the better? Simply put... a lack of hope. It is a lack of the belief that tomorrow can be better than yesterday and a lack of that hope turning into tangible action.  


We have set out to do something about that "lack of hope"! We believe that with the proper amount of hope, knowledge, tools and support, regular people can change their world, and the world around them for the better.  READ MORE>>> 

Meet a "Changing Point"

Brenda Herchmer is the owner of Grassroots Enterprises, a company specializing in community building. She is currently serving as the Director of ACE Communities for Alberta Recreation and Parks Association, has taught at Niagara College, managed the Niagara College Centre for Community Leadership, and worked in municipal recreation. Brenda is an avid blogger, writes a weekly newspaper column, and has written three books. She has been acknowledged as a YWCA Woman of Distinction and as winner of the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership Award. Brenda and her husband Vince raised their blended family of three active sons in Ontario but are now enjoying their adventures in Edmonton, Alberta as official empty nesters. 

We recently sat down with Brenda in her Edmonton Alberta home for a nice chat.
  • Tell us what Active Creative Engaged Communities is all about?

ACE (Active, Creative, Engaged) Communities was originally established a number of years ago as an initiative of Alberta Recreation and Parks Association to improve the quality of life across the province by strengthening community leadership, collaboration, and innovation. READ MORE>>>