When optimism can sometimes feel out of reach, this issue brings about a much needed focus on Hope. In this issue we connected with emergency managers, risk and resilience academics and practitioners, front line responders, and our broader communities to ask some fundamental questions: What inspires you?
What gives you hope? What keeps you going?
We found that art can come to the rescue in the face of seemingly endless disasters and hopeless circumstances. Stories of hope have sprouted in the form of poems, paintings, photographs, and more.
Throughout history, art has always been a means for social commentary.
Our cover image is a stunning illustration of stillness, rest, patience, and beauty by Neebin Prince, a youth leader from Mattagami First Nation. It is a reminder from Neebin that ‘we must rest in order to protect our spirits and flourish once again when our time comes’.