Kate McKenzie

About Kate McKenzie

Junior High school teacher, Kate McKenzie's students told her they felt hopeless because there were insurmountable problems and bad news everywhere they looked. Kate set out to inspire her students by demonstrating how one small action can make the world a little bit better. Now she's taking her lesson on the road to inspire many more people to make a difference and generate positive news. Be part of the adventure! Follow along as she travels to eight countries in eight months, seeking out community leaders who are innovating creative solutions that bring people together and create positive change.

Calgary Mental Health Association Article on Worldviews Project

So honoured to be featured in the latest edition of Balance Magazine by the Calgary Mental Health Association. Continue reading

Worldviews Project Hits the Road

Check out our first steps on our cross-Canada journey.  We started in Calgary and have arrived in Saskatoon Saskatchewan! So excited to find stories of hope!

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Worldviews Project – Our Story

 Check out our one minute story to find out what Worldviews Project is all about.  Help us by subscribing today to our channel for your dose of positive news! Share our website and social media links with your friends today.  1 out of every 5 people worldwide deals with mental health issues and could benefit from some more positive in their life -- one of them just might be one of your friends!

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Behind the Scenes at TEDxYYC

 I had the amazing opportunity to go behind the scenes at TEDxYYC and get the reactions of speakers right after they shared their idea worth sharing.  It was amazing to hear their passion and get to know them each better as people. Check out this first interview with Dallas Arcand, 3 time World Champion Hoop Dancer.  I personally worked with Dallas as his speaker coach too and had the great pleasure to get to know him well.

 After speaking to many TEDxYYC attendees they said they were most surprised by Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May.  Many had expected that she would speak only about the environment.  When she focused her talk around the need for democracy many were inspired to look at politics in a new way.  Continue reading

New Book Arrives!

Passport Project Book - Premiere Edition

I am so excited to announce the arrival of my new book: Passport Project! The premiere edition was launched at TEDxYYC and on the CBC Eye-Opener.  It has been exciting to hear about people using the book with their families, as team-building with their co-workers and on their own to explore their city!

All too often we think that we can only have an adventure if we go away to an exotic location.  It is easy to feel depressed or bored when we aren’t learning or growing or meeting new people.  This book was created so you could explore right in your own city and have amazing adventures and experiences that would remind you that life is awesome!  There are so many exciting and inspiring people and places to see and meet.  By expanding our worldviews we can break down barriers, misunderstandings and stereotypes and build bridges towards peace. I hope that by completing these challenges you will be inspired to share your positive stories. By sharing our positive stories we can combat mental health issues and become inspired to make positive change in our communities.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book it is available for purchase at Shelf Life Books in Calgary.  We will have a limited number of books available for purchase as we travel across Canada as well.  If you would like to make a bulk order of the books please send us an email and we will arrange to have copies shipped to you.  For educators and youth leaders please enquire by email about our classroom and school license to receive special discounts on large orders.

 

Passport Project Challenge – Explore your own City!

If you are ready to explore your city then take the Passport Project Challenge! When you complete a challenge share your best story at #WVPRocks or respond in a comment to this post.  I’d love to hear the positive stories and insights that emerge.  There are 20 challenges in all each designed to help you discover, learn, connect and grow. Continue reading

TED Talk: Power of Positive News

In an age of negative news and increasing mental illness is it possible to pursue a positive alternative?  Kate McKenzie believes that peace both individually and internationally can only be brought about through sharing positive stories. So she founded Worldviews Project to inspire others to believe that positive change is possible by making short documentaries of people from nine countries over seven months. Continue reading

Inspiring Speech by Malala Yousafzai

After visiting Pakistan last year I will always have a spot in my heart for the country.  One of the most inspiring people I have heard speak about education is Malala Yousafzai the young woman who was shot by the Taliban due to speaking out about the need for all people, girls included, to have access to education.  Her message is one of hope as she does not ask for revenge on the Taliban but rather states that she hopes that the children of the Taliban will also have access to education. Her message is inspiring and reminds us that we each have a role to play in helping to provide education to all so that we can build a more peaceful world. To hear her whole speech please click here.  I have also included some highlights below.

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