A new member of the Campfire team
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By Janessa Porter Janessa Porter is The Campfire Project’s first Research Assistant.  A Master’s student in Carleton University’s Personality and Social Psychology program, Janessa will be with the project until the beginning of December. … Read More

Making Change with a Campfire

Making Change with a CampfireBy Leanne Clare Laura Timmermans wants every Canadian to hold a campfire in the palm of their hand in 2017. To make it happen, Canadians simply need to vote for … Read More

Making “Likes” Count: Using Digital Tools for Real Change

By Leanne Clare   People love talking about “how to get the message out”. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been asked by someone looking for communications advice whether or not … Read More

The Campfire Flame is Ignited!

By Leanne Clare Armed with marshmallows, roasting sticks, and even an indoor flame, The Campfire Project recently headed into the community to hear stories and recruit partners. Tales and tears flowed in abundance at the Vanier … Read More

Three questions every story collector needs to ask

By Leanne Clare Embarking on a storytelling project is an exciting thing – at least it is for me. I love watching someone tell me a story, and I love hearing or reading what … Read More

Algonquin students build Campfire 150

By Jaime Horne Josh Devries thought he was up for the challenge of building The Campfire Project’s new online platform. Halfway through the project, he realized the magnitude of what he’d taken on. “I … Read More

The Campfire Project Wins 2015 CURC Award!

The Campfire Project, a national-storytelling project to celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary has won a 2015 Carleton University Research Centre award for $25,000. The project is lead by 3ci research associate Leanne Clare and … Read More

Canada’s future: the story is yours to tell

Remarkable things can happen when we’re sitting around a campfire. Flames lure you through the darkness towards warmth and camaraderie, laughter and song, stories and introspection. Sitting together on the history of felled trees, … Read More