Drs. Amoriza Gunnink

M.Ed., Ph.D. (In progress)

Education Diplomat, Curricular Specialist & Entrepreneur

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am an education diplomat, educator, entrepreneur and musician with a passion and specialty in the arts and aesthetic education in the early years. Through my professional, community, political and media involvements, I have been an advocate for children's holistic development. 


Currently, my interests are focused on public policy as it relates to the enhancement of the quality of the early care and education sector, social entrepreneurship and education diplomacy.   


Thoughts expressed on this site are my own. 

September 12, 2019

Traditionally, the early childhood and care industry has received little attention by policy-makers. Transformations in post-modern expressions of family life (traditional, blended, single family), gender equality in the workplace as well as a greater understanding and...

October 13, 2018

I had the privilege of attending the World Bank/IMF meetings this past week. The World Bank launched the Human Capital Index on Thursday. The Human Capital Index ranks countries on measures of life expectancy rates, quantity and quality of education, healthy growth of...

June 22, 2018

Family, in its varying expressions, forms the bedrock of societal wellbeing. Increasingly, the crumbling of parental rights, resulting from a lack of a cohesive family policy infrastructure, is eroding the freedom, agency and constitutional right of Alberta’s families....

May 20, 2018

This long weekend, I feel blessed to be surrounded by nature and good weather. Nature inspires me. Its beauty draws me in. Our lived experiences are resplendent with beauty if only we pause long enough to be wide-awake in the moment!  

The smallest flower with its...

April 20, 2018

The tidal waves of societal changes ebb and flow revisions to family policies with each new federal or provincial government.  In Canada, shifts in the structure and expression of family life are displacing traditional views on childcare, and tsunami-like ideological w...

February 20, 2018

Close your eyes and take a trip with me down memory lane to your earliest days. Do you remember the delightful nursery rhyme titled "The Gingerbread Man?""Run, run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me..." says the Gingerbread man. In this story or song, however...

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