We have all, directly or indirectly, seen and felt the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on global economies and local businesses, from price changes and store closures to mass layoffs. As businesses continue to navigate and evolve through the myriad of changes brought on by the pandemic, Charles Darwin’s words continue to ring true today: “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
After moving from Gatineau, Quebec to Calgary, Alberta, Aicha Lasfar had an opportunity to explore the wonders of the Albertan Wilderness. This inspired her to explore an art form she was previously unfamiliar with, pyrography, the free-hand art of decorating wood through burning.
“There was so much grief, pain, and loss of identity,” Mehreen Nasser recalls when she first embarked on a healing journey with the Grassy Narrows First Nation community, a community that resides near the border between Ontario and Manitoba.