Author Archives: Bob Jonkman

Episode 011 – Brad Ullner of the Disabilities and Human Rights Group

The Disabilities and Human Rights Group is a group of people that talk about disability from a human rights perspective. Some agencies that deal with disability forget the human rights aspect, and DHRG provides advocacy. Brad Ullner and Bob Jonkman … Continue reading

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Episode 010 – Chris Hussey of Reception House

Reception House is a government-designated hub to welcome government-sponsored refugees to Waterloo Region. Chris Hussey, the Community Engagement Specialist, talks to Bob Jonkman about the process of refugee application and placement, the difficulties refugees face, and the services offered by … Continue reading

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Episode 009 – Oz Cole-Arnal of Alliance Against Poverty

Oz Cole-Arnal started Alliance Against Poverty as Jubilee Wedge in 2008, to redistribute money from the “haves” to the “have very little”. But AAP is not just a sharing group, it’s a direct action group that advocates for free transit; … Continue reading

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Episode 008 – Heather Majaury: Letter in support of the unsheltered

With the measures in place to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic the Civic Hub is temporarily closed, as are many other facilities such as coffee shops, public washrooms, day drop-ins, internet access, community food distribution, and service programs. … Continue reading

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Episode 007 – Fadhila Balogun and Lillian Vitale of the African Women’s Alliance

The African Women’s Alliance started as an organization to get together as families, for women to teach their children their social culture, to know that Africa is not a country, but a continent of 54 countries. It started as a … Continue reading

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Episode 006 – Laura Hamilton of Divest Waterloo

One of the original partners of the Civic Hub, Divest Waterloo educates about climate change, and moving investments away from the 200 most egregious fossil fuel industries and into climate solutions. Not just renewable energy, but solutions to help us … Continue reading

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Episode 005 – Shiv Talwar of the Spiritual Heritage Education Network

Shiv Talwar is the founder of the Spiritual Heritage Education Network. He and Bob Jonkman talk about the intersection of spirituality, religion, science, humanity, and his new book, The Common Ground: A unified basis of existence. About Spiritual Heritage Education … Continue reading

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Episode 004 – Alan Coughlin of the Community Kitchen Cooperative Kitchener Waterloo

Alan Coughlin tells Bob Jonkman about the Community Kitchen Cooperative Kitchener Waterloo, and a little bit about being a warden at the Civic Hub‘s host, the St. John’s Evangelical Church. About Community Kitchen Cooperative Kitchener Waterloo Contact: Alan Coughlin Address: … Continue reading

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Episode 003 – Ayiko Solomon of Peace For All Canada

Ayiko Solomon talks to Bob Jonkman about the mission of Peace For All Canada to bring the spirit of caring to youth and the community The Record interviewed Ayiko Solomon in 2012: A voice in two worlds About Peace For … Continue reading

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