|Just as fast as we are closing our spaces, we are also opening up new online convenings and ramping up our news and information about local solutions and strategies to help us all through this extremely challenging time. Watch our daily online newsletter – CLICK – for all of the latest from around the world and right here at home. We are also organizing a major online convening on how COVID-19 may be a catapult to the Next Economy and devising a Universal Basic Income advocacy strategy. Ironically, we were already implementing a digital transformation – talk about an impetus to make that happen faster than ever. Suffice it to say that we expect to be very busy in the coming weeks as we work to feel a little less isolated and a little more socially connected.
We have no idea how long this will last but we will be reviewing this position on a daily basis. I think it is fair to say that we expect to be out for at least as long as the schools are out and are looking to the province and Toronto Public Health for their best advice.
Strangely, when you step back, it is kind of amazing that the world is demonstrating its capacity to act at a global level to address a global threat. Never in the history of the world have we ever seen such clear alignment and demonstration of what we are capable of. This gives me profound hope and maybe, just maybe, we will see that this capacity can be applied to many of the other global threats that we face. The one thing I know is that we are being forever changed.
With so much solidarity and love in my heart, please take care, reach out if you need something, use this moment to breathe, appreciate what we do have, and act with patience and love.