Visions and Voices Journey

As part of the Visions and Voices program, Russ, Jessica, Harri, and Maraleigh travelled to the communities of Berens River and Bloodvein, a 5 hour drive North of Winnipeg, located on the East side of Lake Winnipeg. Over two days, Jessica and Russ shared their experience with FASD with audiences that included social workers, teachers, …

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The Touchstone Lens #4

  The Touchstone Foodbank Crew; Dylan, Dallas, Nathan and Maraleigh.  Every other Thursday, this group of hardworking individuals is responsible for picking up the Touchstone food order from Winnipeg Harvest.  They fill up the back of 1 van and 1 car and deliver the food order to the Touchstone (IJC) offices at 1200 Portage Ave.  …

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The Touchstone Lens #1

Birds On The Wire A wrong turn turns right. Having missed the left turn, a quick right… and out came the camera for Russ to capture these silhouetted birds on the wire.  Sometimes… things are Black and White. photo by Russ Hilsher

Visions and Voices Update

Since the beginning of Visions and Voices, an important part of our presentations have been the speaker’s life story videos. There are times when we don’t play them for a variety of reasons, but in general, the videos serve as introduction for the speakers and allow time for speakers to feel comfortable in the environment …

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Christmas in May

Christmas in May is a project for a global issues class at Kelvin High School. This project revolves around helping the participants of Touchstone who live with FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder). Imagine you only had 6$ to live on per day. That is the average budget of the participants of Touchstone, after they have …

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Touchstone Update

Hello all and welcome to our new and improved website! Every two weeks one of us at Touchstone, and the other IJC programs, will post a story or insight that highlights the joy (and the struggles!) we experience as we walk alongside our participants. It is our hope that this website creates a platform for …

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