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Posted: April 07, 2016

I was in Kobe, Japan in 1999 when I first heard the name Janusz Korczak. I was staying and learning for a brief spell at a "Children’s Home" – what we might call an "institution" for children in care. The home I was visiting was a residence for 100 children and youth, from infants to 18 year olds. In conversation, a youth worker from the home had referenced Janusz Korczak. I remarked, "Who?" The worker was incredulous. "How could you not know of him? And you work with youth?" I went straight to Google and began researching him. I don't claim to be an expert today, but I know we all have something to learn from the work of Dr. Korczak today.

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Posted: March 29, 2016

As I sat in the Porter Airlines lounge waiting for my flight to Thunder Bay earlier today, I was approached by a familiar-faced gentleman. "Hey," he said. "You might not remember me – I'm the Principal of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Jonathan Kakegamic."

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