Upcoming Discussion

Join us on Zoom Video Conferencing

Monday, March 27, 2023

The topic for March is
Friendship in the Age of Loneliness, by Adam Smiley Powsolsky

Resources for discussion:
Video Discussion of the book on YouTube:

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The OIFN Book Club is one thread of the Ontario Independent Facilitation Network (OIFN) Community of Practice.

We meet every few months, sometimes in person in Guelph, sometimes over Zoom Video Conferencing, and also through this Facebook Group as well, to discuss a book that relates to either disability issues or to wider topics of leadership and community, in the context of Independent Facilitation.

This is a Closed Group with membership by request or invitation, but all are welcome!

This Group is moderated by Susannah Joyce, London, ON and Joanna Goode, Erin, ON

Previous Discussions:

October 25, 2021
June 28, 2021
May 10, 2021

Two book selections by Japanese poet/author Naoki Higashida:

  • The Reason I Jump
  • Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man’s Voice from the Silence of Autism
March 22, 2021

Questions Change Everything in Community Engagement, TED Talk by Max Hardy:

November 23, 2020
September 16, 2020

“Where Do We Stand?” by Beth Mount and John O’Brien
Download the free eBook.

April 29, 2020
Amy Herman’s Ted Talk, “A Lesson on Looking”

March 3, 2020
“What Makes a Good Life?”  – a TED Talk by Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, psychoanalyst, Zen priest, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.” 

September 18, 2019 | 1230 PM
 Discussion of the movie Radio along with the real-life story that inspired it (Sports Illustrated).

Guelph, ON

March 27, 2019
 Discussion of Precious Cargo by Greg Davidson

Guelph, ON