John Gray

John Gray

Always Curious

Co-founder/CEO of @Mentionmapp - "Discovering more Twitterverse". Freelance writer. Former West Coast Editor @BetaKit. Keeping humanity in the conversation.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Jacqueline Novagratz Leads Conversation of Audacious Action ...

"It's not just the one who has the most money wins. It's how much are you giving? How much dignity are you giving? How much are you enabling others to gain?"

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The Huffington Post Canada

New Board Game Tries To Succeed In World Of Angry Birds, Candy Crush | John F. Gray

New Board Game Tries To Succeed In World Of Angry B...

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The Huffington Post Canada

How Wellness Can Save Health Care | John F. Gray

How Wellness Can Save Health Care | John F. Gray

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The Huffington Post Canada

Foodies Fuelling Social Innovation | John F. Gray

Foodies Fuelling Social Innovation | John F. Gray

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The Huffington Post Canada

Canadian Start Up Takes Aim At Medical Debt | John F. Gray

Canadian Start Up Takes Aim At Medical Debt | John ...

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The Huffington Post Canada

Building a Global Village Takes Work

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is...

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The Huffington Post Canada

Changing the World One "Vacation" at a Time | John F. Gray

We're spoiled. Face it, when the days monumental decision is about which foamy coffee to order, which patio has the best WiFi, or choosing a playlist for a run around False Creek, we're really agonizing over a collection of serious first world problems. Building communities, and supporting the people directly takes boots on the ground, a willingness to get your hands dirty, a get-it-done attitude, and maybe a little voluntouring.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Curing Poverty With Curiosity

Our cultural lore suggests that curiosity may claim the lives of a few cats. Moving from lore to a distinct possibility, we really should add poverty to that list. Connecting their theme "Stay Curious" the 2013 Projecting Change Film Festival, is pushing forward the conversation that can't be ignored.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Imagine Your Civil Rights Disabled

Something's always more appreciated when it's lost. Wallet, glasses, keys, and phone seem more valuable when they're gone. Despite some inconvenience or concerns about identity theft, they're replaceable. There are some things a trip to the mall can't fix. Imagine losing something like your mobility.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Innovation Hub Propels B.C. Social Entrepreneurs

The Innovation Hub recently held the a conference featuring great speakers, panel conversations, and networking opportunities. The knowledge exchange was valuable, but it was shining the spotlight on the current cohort of companies calling the Hub home that proved to be the real highlight.

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The Huffington Post Canada

John F. Gray: Mark Brand's Vision To Do Right By His DTES ...

Talk is cheap, and Vancouver's Mark Brand exemplifies the social entrepreneur who's all about getting things done. Brand's business isn't about stuffing his personal bottom line. Over coffee at his diner, Save On Meats, he shared his vision and goal for being a leader and creating a social business model that's independently sustainable, while supporting the local community.

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The Huffington Post Canada

Sowing Goodness: SFU's Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs

There's something to be said about spending a lifetime scratching that entrepreneurial itch and some may call you nuts along the way. In British Columbia, SFU's new RADIUS Ventures is a promising business incubator sure to nurture our next generation of do-gooders with bright solutions to everyday problems.

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The Huffington Post Canada

How Three Vancouver Groups are Feeding More than Just the Body

When it comes to food, we can all agree that Vancouver has an abundance. The variety of restaurants and cuisines from around the world can challenge and delight the most sophisticated palettes. From t...

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The Huffington Post Canada

Snug Vest Is Therapeutic, Stylish Hug For Kids With Autism

While volunteering and working with autistic children, Lisa Fraser noticed one of the key therapeutic devices of the day was, in her eyes, really ugly. She felt the design of the weighted vests was li...