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ARTICLE | The Alchemy of Vulnerability and Care

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In this beautifully written story, Vickie Cammack explores the power of transmuting vulnerabilities into the potent force of caring.

Vickie Cammack

By Vickie Cammack

Vickie Cammack is the Founding Director of Tyze Personal Networks, a pioneering Canadian social innovation that delivers online networks of care for people facing life challenges. She is a social entrepreneur who has established many organizations dedicated to strengthening community and addressing isolation including Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) and the Family Support Institute of British Columbia. Vickie’s unique response to the isolation and loneliness that underpins some of our most intractable social problems - a network model of care, has been adopted internationally. The Women’s Executive Network named Vickie one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and she is the recipient of Meritorious Service Medal of Canada, the BC Community Achievement Award, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field.

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