WE ARE Breaking Ground!

Wednesday, September 13 at 11 AM – 1 PM

Durham Outlook, which operates St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen, at 51 King St E
Oshawa, Ontario,

just Broke Ground and celebrate the start of construction of their new building at 227 Simcoe St S, Oshawa.

Posted by Durham Outlook on Facebook:

What a great turnout!
Thank you to everyone who came out. Thank you to Global Durham for covering our event. and Thank you to Hockey Helps the Homeless Durham


On Sept. 26 at 4.30 – 8, at Durham Region headquarters….

Every year Durham Region Accessibility Advisory Committee has an Accessibility Advisory Committee Forum, gathering each municipal city’s Accessibility Advisory Committees to thank them for being volunteer members helping to make their city barrier-free, feature a key note and and give out Accessibility Awards. This year, Tracy Schmittz will be the key note speaker and the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee nominated Derek Giberson for an Accessibility award.

Pepper Patch Community Garden Make over

Sat., Sept. 9 and Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

From the Pepper Batch Community Garden Facebook Group

Exciting news for the Berry Patch!

Rick Kerr has arranged an art project for our garden. Our raised beds are getting a makeover! We have Chad Tyson from The Paint Factory and his team coming by to add some fun and colour to our corner on Sunday September 10th.
But before we can have the artists lay down some amazing art for us, we need the raised beds primed. Ken Carruthers has arranged a very generous donation of primer from Dulux Paints, but we need you to help out with the priming! Bring your brushes, rollers and trays and come on down Saturday September 9th at 9 am.
As an added bonus the wonderful Wizards from Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe will be providing coffee to keep us all motivated 😍
Please come join us for this fun and exciting event!

Youth Engagement Services (YES) at BIAD

Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 – Today was Youth Engagement Services (YES) kick-off party at the Brain Injuries Association of Durham (BIAD). It was well attended. I had a chance to speak to Mr. Major John Henry. It felt like I surprised him when I walked into the room. I first found out about event when I was at the BIAD for kaaraoke. I later saw a posting maded by AYRFCI Durham. There were presenters from BIAD explaining YES. Being hard of hearing I almost nada. It was a fun night. We had catering from Subway, cake, pop and water and music. I played a game of Crazy Eights and won. YAY! Lol.

Jumpstarting EOII

Monday September 11, 2017 – Brian C. Rideout helped me to jumpstart www.eoii.org again. I love the idea of posting and tweaking this website to mirror the community experiences that my friends and I are having in Oshawa. I plan on forming this webspace as an arts community hub and knowledge marketplace. I’m excited to EOII back online and sharing community happenings.

Turning a problem into an opportunity with the 4 Factors of Production

As an urban entrepreneur – I look at what is the prevailing problem facing the community and economy and transform it into an opportunity to improve that situation (a problem statement identifies the problem than vision and mission statement will execute solution). Albert Einstein said, “In the middle of difficulties lies opportunities.”

A problem is triggered by external factors in the social (urban decay), economic (unemployment)  and political (cronyism) sectors in society. Once you diagnosed the symptom(s) of the problem than you can make smart choices to solve problem by providing the solution (products or services.)

Finally, to manifest your big idea solution you need inputs (factors of productions) to be tools to execution of you big idea problem solving enterprise.

BREAKING DOWN ‘Factors Of Production’

In essence, land, labor, capital and entrepreneurship encompass all of the inputs needed to produce a good or service. Land represents all natural resources, such as timber and gold, used in the production of a good. Labor is all of the work that laborers and workers perform at all levels of an organization, except for the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur is the individual who takes an idea and attempts to make an economic profit from it by combining all other factors of production. The entrepreneur also takes on all of the risks and rewards of the business. The capital is all of the tools and machinery used to produce a good or service.



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