Current Projects

May 2019

Slow Tour Video – A Social Innovation

By |May 3rd, 2019|


Lovely short clip of ‘Slow Tour’  which April had a hand in designing. Executed by Courtney Hartman, Taylor Ashton, Hanna Doreen Brown, Detour non profit and filmed by Jacob Blumberg.  Summer – Fall 2018 Colorado in assisted living, dementia care centres and older adult residences. Labelled a social innovation by the National Coalition for […]

January 2019

Slow Tours-Fast Connections Anti-Ageism Tour Webinar

By |January 31st, 2019|

April will representing in a webinar on February 19 – 10:30 am PST; accessible from the BCCRN  website    (register for mailing list to get access at She will talk about what has been labelled a ‘social innovation’ . April helped design the tour plan, and Courtney Hartman, Taylor Ashton and dementia music […]

December 2018

Anti-Racism Protocol Signed – Sunshine Coast

By |December 17th, 2018|

Citizens, government, community associations and NGO’s gathered November 30 in Sechelt, BC, for the Signing of a Community Response Protocol to combat incidents of racism or hate which might happen locally. The protocol was developed by April and an organizing committee based on a similar document from Comox – Courtney.

This document […]

November 2018

A New Song – Slow Tours : Fast Connections – Cross Generation Dialogue at NCDD Conf Nov 2018 Denver

By |November 8th, 2018|

“Slow Tours:Fast Connections” ……..At the NCDD Conference (National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation), Courtney and my work was labelled  a ‘Civic Innovation’, and we got to speak at the Plenary. Courtney sang a new song written for our Plenary talk; and we described anti-ageist slow tours; (which I had an idea for and Courtney […]

September 2018

Better Collaboration and Decision Making – Join Ben and April in the Action Network

By |September 7th, 2018|



April is working with colleague Ben Kadel of Emotus Operandi to produce and support an Action Network (a Social Innovation) using Sociocracy 3 principles (a method of making more inclusive decisions and creating a productive social context for steering projects).

We are offering several webinar times for you to to find out more about this […]

August 2018

Courtney Hartman and Taylor Ashton CD Release – and slow touring

By |August 30th, 2018|

Courtney Hartman and April have a co – learning arrangement and exchange. Courtney (a Grammy nominated and award winning guitarist/songwriter) teaches April guitar and performance lessons. April teaches Courtney how to be a ‘free range’ (freelance / independent) consultant; with techniques, approaches and design thinking she can use in life or in her projects.

They […]