#008 – 'HELP US BUILD ONTARIO’ - that's a banner headline from a recent full-page advertisement in the Toronto Star newspaper by the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario. It points to the widening gap and growing crisis that is affecting not only Ontario, but trades all across Canada.
Taking up the challenge to change the tide and seeking the Shalom– the total wellbeing of person, community, and nation – is this episode's guest Shawn Stuart, founder of Organized Kaos (aka OK) - an apprenticeship program for youth 13-17 year olds offering a safe environment in which young people work and learn alongside skilled trades persons from local churches.
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In the episode we explore how faith is intersecting with the trades at Organized Kaos, a unique Brantford, Ontario faith-based organization that exists to apprentice young people in life and trades. In our conversation Shawn explains how OK projects create common ground between young people and mentors that break down barriers, leaving space to teach life and employability skills, faith, and the trades, and how it is inspiring hope, purpose, and meaning in their lives.
During the podcast Shawn shares:
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