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Al Etmanski

The social entrepreneur and author Al Etmanski discusses his new book, Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation (Orwell Cove, 2015), with Joseph Planta.

Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation by Al Etmanski (Orwell Cove, 2014).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Impact [1]

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Social challenges in this country, and I suspect beyond, abound. A new book looks at how we can take our frustration with the status quo and affect change in our lives and the society around us. The book is called Impact: Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation. It’s written by Al Etmanski, who joins me now. I’ll get him to tell us about this book, about these six patterns, about the people and organisations who have achieved social change. Mr. Etmanski has had much experience what with his own successes as a social entrepreneur, community organiser, and author. He co-founded the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, which provides resources and information to families of people with disabilities with a view to planning for their futures. It’s a highly regarded model seen in over forty communities around the world. This month, Mr. Etmanski and his wife Vickie Cammack were invested into the Order of Canada. He’s also received the Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. The website for more is at www.aletmanski.com [2]. This book is published by Orwell Cove. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, from here in Vancouver today, Al Etmanski; Mr. Etmanski, good morning.