Lead and Inspire Stories


Ed Broadbent reflects on the "intellectual battle"

Ed Broadbent reflects on the "intellectual battle" he had with Pierre Trudeau over social and economic rights, the notion of liberal civil individual rights vs collective rights, and how that...

Waubgeshig Rice on using the written word to bridge cultural gaps

Waubgeshig Rice talks about the moment he realized journalism could be a viable career for him as an Indigenous person. He tells the story of how a student exchange program...

Sandy Hudson on her journey from skeptic to organizer

Sandy Hudson talks about the moment she realized she had the power to change the world. She describes her first experience organizing as a university student and the taste of...

LaTosha Brown on the four Vs

Speaking at the 2021 Progress Summit, LaTosha Brown talks about the possibilities of stepping into our power. She outlines her four Vs and reminds us that the ultimate prize is moving...

Nahanni Fontaine on embracing uncomfortable truths for healing, reclamation and strength

Manitoba MLA Nahanni Fontaine reflects on her personal journey and continuing fight for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the values that drive her political activism.

Sarah Jama on Disability Rights

Sarah Jama is the founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario.

Natan Obed on Indigenous justice

Natan Obed is President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Access to Power: Indigenous Representation in Politics

Mohamed Salih on connecting with community

Mohamed Salih was elected to London, ON city council in 2014.

Lindell Smith on creating change through municipal politics

Lindell Smith was elected to Halifax city council in 2016.