Curiosity, Creativity, and Blue Apples

This post is the first in a series of interviews with changemakers in Junxion’s community—our clients, our alumni, our partners, and our team. Today, we meet Junxion Design Director, Sherry Pomerleau.   So how did you find your way to Junxion and social purpose focused work? Five years before I joined Junxion, when I was with my own company, we …

I Fell in Love with a Problem….

I went to the Social Impact Showcase at St. Paul’s University College where I saw Cassie Myers of SheLeads offer great advice to young leaders: “Fall in love with a problem,” she said, “not with a solution.” I loved this advice and reflected on it. I had my first crush on a problem when my media-studies-teacher mom brought home some …

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BLD Western Canada: United by Values

Image Courtesy : Maxine Bulloch Photography “Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” This Mark Amend quote could have been the guiding brief for the recent B Corp Leadership Development (BLD) conference for Western Canada. It was a day that reminded me that to …

An Invitation to Audacity

Never has it been more true that the one constant in life is change. The future is hurtling toward us, putting many of us on our heels, stretching our capacity, and testing our resilience. The problems of the future—imagined for so long to be on the distant horizon—are already here. Will we have the courage to respond? Our economic system …

Finding Meaning in Sustainability Consulting

Any sustainability consultant worth their salt will have thought at some point, “Am I just perpetuating the system I say I want to change?” Many of us will suffer that self-doubt regularly, wondering whether we are driving real change or just window-dressing the status quo. Lipstick, pigs, etc. It wasn’t always so. I was early into sustainability reporting and lucky …

Reflections of Our CEO: “Applied Idealism”

I always look forward to the May board meeting at Hollyhock. It’s usually my first opportunity to visit campus each year and comes at a time when the garden is waking from hibernation, and the shore and forest are so vibrant and verdant. This year, I arrived a day early and found myself in a surprising and inspiring conversation…. In …