About Living Ways Foundation Living Ways is dedicated to creating a more hopeful, compassionate and sustainable world.

Living Ways offers educational and transformative experiences, primarily focused on key dimensions of wellness: people, communities and the planet. Living Ways initiates and supports key grassroots projects in areas of high poverty, raising hope in the face of despair.

Our Vision
We envision a world where all people and nature are valued and contribute to the health and well-being of all of life.

Our Mission
Our mission is to develop and share practical knowledge and wisdom-based initiatives that heal and empower all people and our planet.

Our Values
Cherishing Our Planet

What Matters:

Cherishing our Planet
Care and respect for the earth and the diversity of species which inhabit our planet is foundational to all we do. Although aware we cannot fix the entire world at once, we believe in infinite possibilities.

Children & Youth
Commitment to investing in children and youth is a priority of Living Ways. Believing in themselves, celebrating their cultural heritage, and developing key values will give children and youth the life skills to affect change in our world.

Acknowledging nature as being a primary teacher of innate wisdom and source of healing and wellness is the foundation for numerous events and programs at Living Ways. Though modernity and technology have certain gifts, they leave many disconnected from the beauty and magic of nature.

Poverty Relief
Understanding that poverty limits access to growth, skills and potential, Living Ways seeks to use innovative strategies to foster access to programs and education.

Food Security
Learning how to grow, harvest, store and share organic, naturally nutritious food achieves many positive and broad-ranging outcomes: from restoring our relationship with nature, and building inclusive communities to addressing economic, social and health disparity.

The Way of The Heart
Living Ways recognizes that the expansive qualities of the heart such as compassion and generosity create significant opportunity to raise hope in the face of despair.

Transformational Wholistic Ways
Living in extraordinary times full of uncertainty and potential, Living Ways recognizes the essentialness of increasing consciousness and maximizing human potential. We aspire to have holistic initiatives inclusive of mind, body, heart and spirit.

Wisdom of Elders
Living Ways aims to increase awareness of the powerful role of elders, as well as disseminating their messages and supporting the concept of eldership for children, youth and adults.

Board of Directors

Leslie Fell Founder Living Ways

Leslie Fell, BSc. (O.T.), MHSc.
Founder, Chairperson & President
Leslie has 30 + years of experience in health and community care. Travel abroad and connection with scholars and indigenous elders has profoundly influenced her life. Leslie is passionate about philanthropy, food security, care for our planet, and creating platforms that share wisdom.

Mary Kreuk, B Comm.
Mary has over 30 years experience in Marketing & Sales, covering all industries from CPG, QSR, Retail, Agency and Broadcasting. She has a B Comm Hons degree from Queen’s University, Canada and recently retired from her role as Executive Director Multi-Platform Media Sales, Marketing & Olympics at CBC Radio-Canada.

Kathleen Delahunty
Kathleen has 35 years in healthcare in Canada. During those years she worked as a registered nurse in acute care, long term care and rehabilitation, community nursing and community hospice care. She has participated in and reported to hospital and community agency boards as a member of management teams. Kathleen was privileged to be part of a group emersion experience to Zimbabwe in 1991 in the life and practice of African healing ways and the aboriginal profound reference for our planet.

Dr. Larry Nusbaum, M.D.
Larry is a physician, psychotherapist, artist and teacher who has dedicated his professional and personal life to enquiring about and sharing knowledge on what supports, heals and sustains the human spirit. He works with health practitioners to promote wellness and is a committee member of the Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada and chair of the Spirituality in Health Care Network.

Brad Peterson, M.L.A., B.Sc., OALA, CSLA
Brad is an ecologist, farmer and environmental landscape architect with over 30 years of experience in sustainable land management, environmental design and landscape architecture. Brad has particular strength in application of permaculture principles, design and management of sustainable landscapes and organic production systems with application to smart growth, planning policy and organic standards.



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Ontario, K0K 1M0

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