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May 7, 2015
- Village Voice
By Kristian Partington Heather VanPatter spent a decade of her life living in Mexico, working in schools and supporting some vulnerable communities during her time there. She’s says she’s always enjoyed getting involved in the lives of others who could use a little help, and at times she’s missed... Read more
May 5, 2015
- Village Voice
Two brothers look back on the care their parents received By Kristian Partington Emotion is heavy in Dan Dengate’s voice as he recalls the choice his parents made a few years ago to leave their home for a new one at The Village of Humber Heights, where the challenges of age and frailty could be met... Read more
April 30, 2015
- Village Voice
10th Annual Leadership Retreat focuses on roots of Servant Leadership By Kristian Partington BRAMPTON, Ont. – Every spring for the past ten years, a growing collection of leaders from across Schlegel Villages have gathered for a two-day education retreat to collectively assess the path the... Read more
April 28, 2015
- Village Voice
Thanks to Life and Times story, Winston Park Neighbours discover shared history By Kristian Partington Werner Oswald had barely lived at the Village of Winston Park for a week when he joined many of the residents in the town square for a Life and Times presentation – a regular event where the story... Read more
April 23, 2015
- Village Voice
Commitment and dedication defines a decade of care By Kristian Partington On April 10, The Village of Humber Heights celebrated 10 years of service in Etobicoke with an anniversary celebration. The town square was filled with residents, team members, guests and dignitaries who all reflected on a... Read more
April 21, 2015
- Village Voice
Deep in rural Haiti the commitment of CLM is clear By Kristian Partington I wake on the morning of April 16th to my first glimpse of where the long, rough road from the day and night before finally led us, and a timeless beauty spreads out before me. I’m at the end of the rocky trail after three... Read more
April 16, 2015
- Village Voice
150 graduates on a path to a better life By Kristian Partington Mirebalais, HAITI – Within a 24-hour span, I celebrated the graduation of 150 women from Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò program and watched as 150 more took their first tentative steps to a better life outside the constraints of extreme... Read more
April 14, 2015
- Village Voice
A few short days on the ground with Chemen Lavi Miyò By Kristian Partington Mirebalais, HAITI – The familiar sights, sounds and smells of Haiti came flooding back the instant I stepped off the plane in Port-au-Prince yesterday afternoon. The air is thick with heat and humidity, and the sound of... Read more
April 9, 2015
- Village Voice
The Everton Team at Arbour Trails By Kristian Partington As 14 team members from the Everton neighbourhood at the Village of Arbour Trails work through the most recent module in the Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) program, a written description of the neighbourhood stands out on a flip chart... Read more
April 7, 2015
- Village Voice
Collaboration and communication key to progress, says Dr. Jennifer Carson By Kristian Partington April 2 was a day of reflection and pride for a group of people gathered at The Village of Winston Park to listen to a familiar guest speaker talk about the progress Schlegel Villages has made on its... Read more

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