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Inquiry is about questions. It is approaching every interaction, every situation, every opportunity with questions about what can be learned in this moment, in this situation, with this person. In the emergent, unpredictable world of complex systems, inquiry is the only way you can move forward. 

When you stand in inquiry, you exhibit patterns of behavior that help you see, understand, and influence your world. When you stand in inquiry you:

  • Ask questions you can’t answer
    • seek to understand people you disagree with
    • Explore “What if…” questions to understand possible consequences to an action
  • Find comfort with ambiguity
    • Invite people into conversations where you look for answers together
    • Ask others what they see and listen deeply to their insights
  • Remain open to and actively seek new learning
    • Ask others to teach you what they know
    • Identify skills you don’t have and find a teacher who will help you learn
  • Consider your own personal interactions through a lens of inquiry
    • Ask colleagues to share perceptions of your impact on them
    • Open yourself to learning from others about what they need

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MyHealth Alberta was built by the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. It provides health information and tools made for Albertans.

MyHealth Records has been added where Albertan can access their personal health records after creating a secure account to access their immunization records, medication records and lab test records. It also contains tools (track mood, sleep, weight and fitness goals) to help manage health better.

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association manages the Benefit Hub, which is an online database of research and resources organized around four main categories including personal benefits, social benefits, economic benefits and environmental benefits. 

On the online hub, you are able to explore a list of benefits under each section as well as relevant research articles. 

Paul Taylor from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre writes an article about an online mental health support website (Big White Wall) in Ontario. 

Read the Globe and Mail article here