This is a 5 star set of ideas! Social entrepreneurs and non-profits are working hard to provide solutions to a variety of social issues without the help of government funding. In this interview, there’s a focus on aboriginal issues in Canada as they are completely dominated by the federal government via the Indian Act.
If you ever wondered why the poverty levels are so high on reserves, and the obstacles to fixing this problem, this interview will give you some insights into the challenges created and maintained by governments and the amazing efforts on the part of social entrepreneurs to improve lives in spite of constant government attempts to block them. This should be getting all kinds of coverage in mainstream media…but it’s not. Go figure.
Of course, TVO being a government department, didn’t do the obvious like provide links to the Army of Problem Solvers website and book purchase (sigh). So I’ve placed these below the video. Please take 25 minutes of your time and watch this. It’s outstanding!!
Shaun Loney has started businesses to improve the lives of people who depend on some form of social assistance. Housing improvements, geothermal energy and food distribution to remote communities are a few of the areas that Loney’s work encompasses. He joins The Agenda in the Summer, along with Chris Courchene, whose life was turned around when he began work at BUILD Inc., one of Loney’s companies.