Sources of Vigour

Moving toward sustainable communities requires creating partnerships and using the skills of diplomacy, negotiation, and compromise. Every day individuals and groups are undertaking this work and achieving success helping people, working together to create a shared vision of what a healthy biosphere with healthy social and economic communities look like. These achievements are happening incrementally - one step at a time.  Here are some 'sources of vigour (Roorda) that embody the hope for transformation and lasting change. step at a time. 


Greig, T. (2023). Saba Framand: East Vancouver Boulevard Gardens. 

Carson, S. (2023). Marymound Centre

Cox, P. (2023). Seton Community Complex. 

Morykot, M. (2023). Ross Ferry Stewardship Society. 


Fulton, C.(2018). Sources of strength and mental health literacy in schools.  

Hatzitheodiritis, J. (2018). Thrive community support services - Winnipeg, MB 

Hedley, A. (2018). Equity and Reconciliation Conference. 

Kazi, E. (2018). Wasatch Community Gardens - Instilling hope through green space and healthy food

Marquart, K. (2018). Kickballs for kids. 

Shrumm, D. (2018). I am love project. 

Thornber, J. (2018). Co-extinction documentary film.  


Milne. K. (2016). Nature playground at SSES. 

Memka, J. (2016). Wood anchor. 

Gyde, S. (2016). Lake Winnipeg Foundation. 

Peters, J. (2016). Green action centre. 

Mays. M. (2016). Kenya Connection. 

Guenther, M. (2016). Urban farming. 

Thomas E. (2016). The North End Family Centre

Smithson, R. (2016). Unite to change

Felsch, J. (2016). Manitoba Co-ops. 

Willis, J. (2016). Manitoba to Ecuador 

Omes, M. (2016). Building better partnerships. 

Cararra, P. (2016). Coast car co-op. 

Mettalic, G. Sustainability driven by youth.