Author Archives : Peter Mortifee

Bill Gates speaks about the Breakthrough Energy Coalition

The irreversible and inevitable shift towards renewable energy is well under way. Yesterday (November 30th, 2015) at the Climate Conference in Paris, a joint statement from 21 countries (including Canada) announced “Mission Innovation – Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution” (full statement: In addition, Bill Gates teamed up with Mark Zuckerberg and other heavyweights to form the […]


Pivot Legal

Pivot Legal Society – BC Supreme Court rules homeless have right to public spaces.

On October 21st, 2015, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled in favour of a group of homeless people challenging municipal bylaws that displace them from public spaces. Pivot Legal Society (a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada) lawyer DJ Larkin […]

Somerset Foundation creates the ‘Paul Horn Fund’

In memory of Paul, the Somerset Foundation has created the Paul Horn Fund which will support and promote causes about which he was passionate, including the advancement of mindfulness, ecological conservation, cultural exchange, animal rights and social justice. Donations of cheques payable to the Somerset Foundation (Memo line: Paul Horn Fund) would be gratefully accepted. […]


Paul Horn

Paul Horn, jazz great, father of New Age World Music and Somerset’s Honorary Senior Advisor, passes at 84

Internationally acclaimed musician and recording artist Paul Horn passed away on the morning of June 29, 2014 after a brief illness. He was 84. Horn is survived by his wife Ann Mortifee, his sons Robin and Marlen, stepson Devon, 4 grandchildren – Brittany, Tyler, Jonah, Ana – and daughters in law Robin, Alison and Beth. […]

PYE Global: Training youth workers, artists and educators.

Watch this cool video about PYE Global (Partners for Youth Empowerment). PYE is touching the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the world and providing them with transformative experiences that unleash their creative potential. Peter Mortifee has recently joined the Board of Directors and Nancy Mortifee has joined the Advisory Board.

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Who Cares

“Who Cares?” the movie.

This is more than a film… …. it’s a movement. A movement to inspire people to be CHANGEMAKERS, people from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Watch this trailer of the newly released film “Who Cares?” Social Entrepreneurs making a difference. “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive. […]