12 Lessons 2016-2020

This compilation of 12 Lessons series includes all the lessons learned from 2016-2020.

The 2020 edition of 12 Lessons is different from our past series. It focuses on the future rather than reflecting on what we have learned over the past year. This is why we have called it 12 Lessons To Learn.

Just as we had finalized the text and imagery for the lessons, COVID-19 struck Canada and forever changed the context for our work. Over the course of 2020, we witnessed other historical events, notably, a widespread movement to end systemic racism across society and our institutions. Our initial “lessons to learn” no longer seemed quite so sharp or pertinent. We took them offline for a while, and in that time, our own Foundation underwent a major transition — the retirement of Stephen Huddart, and the appointment of Lili-Anna Pereša to replace him as President and CEO.

We have now given our lessons a second, critical look and tried our best to bring them up to date in this rapidly changing world. We hope some of them resonate with you. If you have any questions or comments about this project, please contact us.

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