July

15

2020

Health is the Real Treasure

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   Would you rather be wealthy or healthy? One thing the coronavirus pandemic has made clear is that no earthly treasure can compare to having a clean bill of health. Most people with white collar jobs and sit […]

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July

15

2020

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June

05

2020

Coronavirus Brings Out the Best in Us

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   It’s been almost three months since most of us went into lockdown. Months of anxiously waiting for the daily announcement of new COVID-19 cases. Months of wall-to-wall news coverage about how the coronavirus has disrupted the lives […]

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June

05

2020

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May

12

2020

‘Caremongering’ in the Midst of a Crisis

By Jim Bell, CEO Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   There’s no denying it. Many of us feel anxious and stressed about the coronavirus situation. Even though restrictions are slowly lifting, we know there is a long road ahead, and all of us will need to continue […]

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May

12

2020

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April

19

2020

Cheers to Volunteers – National Volunteer Week 2020

It is National Volunteer Week 2020, and although we can’t be together right now, we still want to celebrate the commitment and contributions of Siloam’s volunteers. To all of our volunteers, THANK YOU. Volunteers contribute greatly to Siloam’s mission. Last year, between our registered volunteers and community members, 93,939 hours of volunteering were contributed. With […]

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April

19

2020

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March

17

2020

A Letter to Our Community: COVID-19 Response

By Jim Bell, CEO Dear Friend,I hope you and your family are safe. I hope you’re healthy. And I hope it stays that way for you.At this time of great concern for us all, please be assured that you remain in our prayers. I know that everyone’s inboxes are inundated with information about how organizations are coping […]

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March

17

2020

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November

30

2019

Good Will to All is the Greatest Gift

By Jim Bell, CEO ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press **   I dread this time of the year. It’s not that I don’t like the Christmas season. In fact, it’s one of my favourite holidays and gives me hope every year. It’s not the fact that the football season is […]

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November

30

2019

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March

20

2019

Calling All Villagers

By Jim Bell, CEO **This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press**   There’s an adage that says it takes a village to raise a child. Nowadays, it often gets misinterpreted. The proverb was never meant to say that the entire village is responsible for raising that child. It simply means that an entire […]

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March

20

2019

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