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Impact of Filipino Immigrants on Canadian Society

Watch the interview with our founder Amie Peacock on Filipino TV.

Amie Peacock is a creative global leader and the founder of BEYOND The Conversation (est. 2016), a grassroots organization inspired by the experiences of herself and the people around her battling loneliness. Her vision with BEYOND is to end social isolation and weave her community together through friendships. Her Southeast Asian upbringing has helped her share a unique narrative on what it means to foster a sense of belongingness within people, particularly marginalized groups, such as youth, new immigrants, and senior populations who struggle with loneliness and mental health issues.

Utilizing her entrepreneurial mindset, Peacock has inspired many to embody the spirit of friendship to help alleviate social isolation one connection at a time. She firmly believes that everyone has a right to a fulfilling life, and is uncompromising in her efforts to bring that message to life through her work in the community. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Peacock, along with her community partners, has discovered plenty of unlikely connections and opportunities. With the use of technology, BEYOND has been able to reach a global audience, their own team representing 24 countries and 22 languages.

In 2021, Peacock launched a “Social Prescription” project that works to ease the burdens of healthcare burnout, lack of government funding, and high insurance costs. The ultimate goal is to weave family and community fabrics with modern technology to bring a more holistic approach to healthcare that also includes medicine for the soul: valuable friendships and connections. Recognized by GivingTuesday: Starling Collective Fellow for her leadership and influence, Peacock represented BEYOND as one of the 50 grassroots organizations around the world that brought extraordinary, positive changes to their community.

Her greatest joy and accomplishment of all is leading an intergenerational and inclusive team of 50+ individuals who, even in the midst of an ever-changing world, are ever-so inspired to drive their

collective movement for a happier and thriving community. Often quoted in major newspapers, radio shows, and TV news, Peacock is recognized by national media for her commitment to ending loneliness and social isolation. She has also been a guest speaker at Vancouver Foundation, an academic institution, as well as at healthcare summits on, both, a national and global level.

As Peacock believes, “To possess power is a privilege, it’s a gift to be given away.” Her heart sings the loudest when she devotes her efforts to mentoring leaders, some as young as 16 years old to 50 years old

Amie Peacock is a creative global leader and the founder of BEYOND The Conversation (est. 2016), a and above, who lead not only with their minds but also with their hearts to help shape a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier community.

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Reflections on A Year of Loneliness & Friendship

Watch our live stream we hosted on the 1st of January!

Special thanks to Reet and our friends from Nomads Productions for making this interview possible.

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Interview With Our Friend Reet

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Special thanks to Reet and our friends from Nomads Productions for making this interview possible.

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A Gift of Presence

On May 15, 2021, we were offering a 24-hour conversation marathon. Where different volunteers are hosting Google Meet. This virtual living room was a place, where you will feel friendliness, inclusiveness, heard, valued, and respected.

After a long winter of social restriction, many people see the spring of 2021 with optimism and excitement. They are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and family and feel hopeful about life in the near future. Others may not share their level of enthusiasm. They may actually feel even more stressed, anxious, and socially pressured this year. The way through the fear and loneliness can begin with a conversation in the safe, inclusive environment offered by our experienced volunteers.

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A Present of Presence

“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free."

-Starhawk (Miriam Simos)


Greater Vancouver, BC: Every year, receive and give a Present of Presence” on December 25th from 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM (PST). Beyond The Conversation is hosting a 24-hour campaign encouraging everyone to “give a gift of conversation and friendship.” Longing to have a heart-to-heart conversation? Everyone across Canada and around the world is invited!

Details: Our virtual Open Talk Cafes are known for inclusivity, bringing people together and facilitating honest conversations built on trust. It is an open space where participants can find a place to belong, be listened to, and learn from one another. Anyone seeking quality human connections and a sense of belonging is invited to join.

Please note: Beyond The Conversation facilitators are not healthcare professionals; we do not advise of any sort, and we are not a replacement for any medical services. Please see your family doctor or call 911 (112 in Europe) if anyone needs medical services.

At this event, you can expect a warm and friendly conversation, often laughter, with friends you just met. In addition, our cafe hosts are trained in communication and leadership skills, and you can be assured that the hosts will treat you with kindness and respect. You join anonymously if you prefer, and you can even join by phone if you do not have access to a computer.

To continue our local impact, we are collecting suggested donations of $5.

With our sincere thanks!

Amie Peacock

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