Our New Storyteller-in-Residence

Next year Mabin will have a resident storyteller on Friday mornings. Dan Yashinsky is a storyteller, writer, and teacher.  He founded 1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling in l978, which turned into the world’s longest-running storytelling series.  He has been a storyteller-in-residence at Toronto Public Library, Queen’s University Education Department, UNICEF Canada, The Stop Community Food Centre, Institute for Child Study, and Baycrest … Read More

Nancy’s Notes

Recently, I experienced my first Mabin graduation ceremony. What a proud moment that was. Although I have only known these young men and women for a year now, they have impressed me as a remarkably cohesive and compassionate group, and exemplify the principles of changemaking: empathy, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. As I reflect on my own first year at The … Read More