Chris Cann, after 30 years of field service in community survival
and leadership in intercultural education, currently manages
work in cultural change. Chris has worked extensively with young
people in Canada and abroad in Russia, Jamaica, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
His work is on the cutting edge of collaboration in community action.
Chris facilitates the implementation of methodologies from Open Systems
Theory and is an Emery trained Search Conference manager.
The Atlantic Community Development Association directorship lists Chris'
occupation as "cultural consultant". His focus is on experiential learning and,
for Ryakuga, he stresses the importance of "socio-technical" support
and citizen engagement.
He also brings a history of practice with co-operatives and, at home,
is a founding member of the Baxter's Harbour Co-operative (1977).
Chris has been a Ryakuga communicator for ten years. His most recent
project was co-facilitating Beyond Our Culture - a Baltic International
Development Agency and Canada World Youth Netcorps FM Radio Simulcast
from Charlottetown, PEI, in March, 2005.
He also coordinated the participation of Ryakuga in the Tuning In
to Climate Change FM Radio broadcast/webcast in St. John's, October, 2003.
Chris worked on Enlarging the Circle and introduced the search conference
design process to Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2002 he worked with Ryakuga on the Canada World Youth Netcorps webcast.
As a Ryakuga communicator, he is engaged in ongoing consultation about the evolution of the Ryakuga Project.