This, my second journey into the world of post graduate work has been a community effort. I acknowledge the support and encouragement of many people along the way.
To my wife Beverly, who now has a second Masters degree, thank you for your love and support, and all the sacrifices you made along the way.
To our children, Nathan and Maria, who gave up countless hours with their father over these 2 years.
To my parents, for their endless generosity and trust.
To my brother Malcolm, for his encouragement and critical eye.
To Marion, whose wisdom and experience I have come to rely upon.
To Michael Manley-Casimir, for shepherding and challenging us throughout this program.
To Susan Drake, for bringing out my stories.
To Jackie Delong, without whose perseverence and vision the Grand Erie cohort would never have come to fruition.
To all the members of the cohort group who have travelled with me over these 2 years; may we continue to live our values.
To Jack Whitehead, for thinking beyond.