Episode 6: “Optimism”

Joe in the forrest

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

In this final episode, we get to know how two optimistic people, Joe Foy and Leonora Gregory-Collura, have managed to overcome obstacles without getting discouraged.

Joe, an environmental activist who works for the Wilderness Commitee acts with integrity and courage to mobilize citizens to take lawful, democratic action in defending Canada’s wilderness and wildlife. Despite daily defeats and resistance Joe is optimistic. A happy activist?

Leonora campaigns for the rights of autistic people through her non-profit ANCA Foundation. Leonora headshot She is autistic herself and her son is disabled. Although Leonora has been handed numerous challenges such as the loss of her daughter at birth, she remains happy and optimistic about the future. How do Joe and Leonora manage to see the silver lining?