We need to focus on community and provincial partnerships beyond people in labour to rebuild education and our brand to make us matter. Locally we need to push the DSBN towards a relationship between the board and staff like those presented at Connect in BC and Alberta, and successful models from around the world such as Finland, Scandinavia and Germany where teachers are a part of the process from the beginning and not simply dictated to. Provincially, C21 Canada is a national organization dedicated to creating a 21st century education system to meet our changing world. They have partners in the private and public sectors across Canada and they are looking for more. Why not reach out and start making some friends?