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Finding our 'Why' in Guatemala's Highlands

The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nurses, four fresh dental school grads, two students, a young mother, a CEO, ... The Volunteer Factor Lifting Communities A tattoo artist, four seasoned dental professionals, two nu...

Blog, In The Field, Travel Stories

San Isidro School - Opening Doors

The first time we visit San Isidro in the Guatemala highlands – one of the most marginalized and isolated communities in Comitancillo – it is to meet the Community Development... The first time we visit San Isidro in the Guatemala highlands – one of the most marginalized and iso...

In The Field

A labour of love; A means to move forward

The Casa Grande (Big House) of the Strathcona Lodge is a bustle of activity as dental brigade volunteers prepare for a clinic day in the 84-family remote Kichwa community of E... The Casa Grande (Big House) of the Strathcona Lodge is a bustle of activity as dental brigade volunt...

In The Field

Conserving Environments, Sustaining Communities

Ecotourism should empower local people through shared participation, provide income opportunities to stimulate local economy, and have minimal impact on natural resources to c... Ecotourism should empower local people through shared participation, provide income opportunities to...

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The Journey to Gender Equality

Change for Children’s International Projects Manager, Adrienne, recently ventured into the Bosawas Bosawas Reserve for the first time and was welcomed by community membe... Change for Children’s International Projects Manager, Adrienne, recently ventured into the Bos...

Blog, In The Field

Girls of Today - Women of Tomorrow

We could not be more proud to have a new project selected to receive support from the 60 million girls foundation in 2019. We could not be more proud to have a new project selected to receive support from the 60 million gir...

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Be humble. Be teachable. Always keep learning.

We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their hearts to, and trust in, the kindness of strangers; from those whose gratitu... We learn much from those who continue to smile in the face of adversity; from those who open their h...

Blog, Travel Stories

Your support changes the World

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Common Threads that connect us across miles and circumstance and opportunity at the Development Dinner one week ago. You ha... Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Common Threads that connect us across miles and ...

In Canada

Threads of Joy

Paola may live alone, but she is anything but. Her home is where her family congregates. Hers is where the grandkids are — all of them, all of the time, she jokes. And even tr... Paola may live alone, but she is anything but. Her home is where her family congregates. Hers is whe...

In The Field