Olivia Fermi

Olivia Fermi, MA, is a registered counsellor in BC (RTC), integrity skills coach, teacher and public speaker. Olivia loves to bring her heart to tough challenges. When she is not seeing clients, you may find her walking the Neutron Trail, her name for a cultural inquiry project she created to promote dialogue in service of social evolution. Becoming the Inspiration We Seek is the title of Olivia’s TEDx talk, (2011) MAXXI Musem, Rome, Italy. In 2013 she created and emcee’d Rogue Curiosity Pechakucha, themed around individual community activism to a full house here in Vancouver. 

Weaving a web of safety in Metro Vancouver

“I’m going to grab you by the scruff of the neck and take you up to the Transit Authority, when we get to Lougheed,” I heard the man behind me threaten.  It was early evening on January 5, 2016...

Better than a New Year's resolution: a holiday recipe for wholeness

You can’t make gingerbread with only ginger. A New Year’s resolution based on willpower alone is a like a single ingredient cake recipe — not very tasty. To create lasting change that transforms your...

After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves

Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?

We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.

Getting over past fears and sparking transformation

We were all surprised when she cowered behind me trembling, frozen in fear at the sight of the two girls. I gently encouraged her, while the girls stood quietly by…

Nuclear Energy still looking good for climate change reduction post–Fukushima

Why did Japan abandon its climate change reduction plans? Have emotion and fear clouded vital facts about nuclear energy? And what do experts say about the relative risk of a Fukushima–type accident.

Join in a Human Rights Holiday Write–a–thon

Amnesty International campaign encourages people to give the gift of freedom this Christmas.

Andrea Reimer on nimble government

Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer, well-known for her Green Party roots, contacted me to respond to Village Vancouver’s Randy Chatterjee in my blog post Making Vancouver sustainable:...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: looking for objectivity

Discrepancies in news reporting about Fukushima Nuclear crisis prompted me to contact a physicist at Harvard who specializes in communicating with the public about nuclear plant incidents.

Making Vancouver sustainable: Greenest City meets Village Vancouver

Who's contributing more to help Vancouver achieve its Greenest City 2020 goals? The City or the people? We bring you a second annual check-up on Greenest City through the eyes of Village Vancouver.