Overcoming the Impossible – Amanda Taylor

September 3, 2014

I was born in the Jane and Finch community by a single mother. My childhood was very structured. My mother was extremely strict and left very little room for extra-circular activities. When I became a teenager, however, I began to rebel against my mother’s rules, and our relationship became very strained. As a result, I


A Dream Long Time in the Making

August 29, 2014

Owning a creative business has been a dream of mine for a long time. During the last couple years or so, my ideas have been narrowing down and are beginning to take shape! I began teaching beginner pottery classes at an old church about two years ago. The classes became quite popular and that’s when


A Little Step Back

August 8, 2014

Ever since I was young, my parents taught me to be a person with determination, to press forward without fear of falling. To them, it is very important for me to learn how to pick myself up. But since I’ve become an entrepreneur, I have realized that taking a step back can be beneficial, and


A Visit to Maison Dauphine

June 3, 2014

On May 30, Jean-Daniel Lafond, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, traveled to Quebec City, alongside Alice Mutezintare, Office Assistant of the Foundation, to visit Maison Dauphine, a non-profit organization that offers unconditional acceptance, protection and support to street-involved youth, aged 12 to 24. He first met Alexandrine Duclos AKA Bob, a 2014