Mothership Cooperative

The Mothership Cooperative has long been my personal platform for community organizing and activism, support groups, sustainability and celebration.


I do these things that I may stoke deep human traditions, feed the village-mind, nurture a connection with the natural, make music in the streets, and ultimately, make community and friends.


This is my hope for humanity, expressed in action.


The following is a list of my projects, current and past.

Projects

Canadian Funeral Peer Support

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A nationwide nonprofit with a mission to support the mental and social well-being of workers in the funeral industry in Canada through the creation of a netowork of local peer support groups.

HONK! ON

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HONK! ON is your local Toronto grassroots community music festival,  now organizing in affiliation with a global HONK! movement of activist street bands.  I am working with Jason Hayward and Marion Lougheed to inaugurate this event in Toronto on July 26 - 28, 2019.

Van Build

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In the pursuit of a dream to live simply, to manage my resources and  maximize  sanity, I am in the process of converting a 2018 Ford Transit cargo van into a space comfortable for working and living.

Death Cafe Mississauga

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Death Cafe is a world wide, volunteer-run conversation about death with the objective 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.   

It is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, a conversation rather than a grief support or counselling session. 

Through the summer of 2019, I facilitate a monthly Death Cafe at Studio.89, a fair-trade cafe and community space in Mississauga, every  last Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Street Brass

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I play a trombone in Toronto's Street Brass, a community band that learns rich musical traditions of the Americas in a brass band format in an aural tradition.  We are open to all horn players, including saxophone and clarinet, from amateur to  advanced.