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Nonprofits on the Front Lines of COVID-19

December 8, 2020 |
Nonprofits on the front lines of COVID-19

The following post published on March 11th, 2020, on the website of The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) and is being republished here with permission from ONN. It provides many excellent tips and resources for nonprofits operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources provided may be highly useful for those working in other settings, as well. Nonprofits are on the front lines of our communities — in good times, challenging times, and times of community crisis. Dealing with a fast-moving virus-like COVID-19 is not and will not be an isolated incident. It…

The Pursuit of Work-Life Balance: Step Back to the Shore

October 26, 2020 |

It’s been over 10 years since I became a mom and a business owner, back-to-back. I tried my best to prepare, but each role involved a lot of “learn as you go.” One of my biggest personal challenges was finding a way to simultaneously meet the needs of both of these high-demand roles. When things got tough — and trust me, they often did — I told myself I needed to find a better way to achieve balance. I wanted to be a loving, caring mother while also performing as…

The Post-Pandemic World of Careers Work: Let’s Prepare Now

September 4, 2020 |
Handwritten note: Be Prepared

I’ve been thinking a lot about the post-pandemic world of careers work. What will it look like? How can we — the community of career development professionals — prepare now for what’s to come? I was reminded of the best piece of advice I got early on in my career. It came at a time when I was confident I could help every jobseeker. My friend (and boss at the time) Betty Woodman told me earnestly, “Maureen, you can’t want it more than them.” I knew my clients were full of…

Creating and Selling Online Courses: What You Need to Know

September 1, 2020 |
online courses

It’s been quite a year so far, hasn’t it? In all likelihood, you’ve had to make changes to the way you normally do business. Perhaps you’ve developed new ways of generating income, such as virtual services or digital products. Another good option to consider is creating and selling online courses. As well as providing you with an additional income stream, online courses can be a valuable resource for clients who can’t afford or don’t require one-on-one support. Online courses are more work to develop and set up than e-books or standalone…

Coronavirus: how the pandemic has changed our perception of time

July 8, 2020 |

Feel like time has come to a standstill? The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Take something as fundamental as our experiences of space: our mobility has become severely restricted – reduced to jogs or walks a few kilometres around our homes. Perhaps less obviously, the lockdown has also affected our experiences of time. As an anthropologist of time, I investigate how human beings relate to time, particularly during crises. The current crisis, like many others, could be seen to deprive us of our “temporal agency” – the ability…