About Impact Conversations

Impact Conversations is a show about change makers getting things done. Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they're reaching them.

Business with Purpose – Creating Indigenous Software Testers, with Denis Carignan, Plato Testing President

As a social enterprise, we'll hear how and why Plato Testing was created and the impact it was looking to have, intentionally setting a bold target for the number of Indigenous software testers they would create and leverage in Canada.    We hear now, five years later, how the planned impact is becoming a [...]

By |2021-03-22T09:22:58-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Equity and Inclusion, Impact Clarity, Podcast|0 Comments

Supporting the Black Social Services Sector with Agapi Gessesse, ED CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals

The Black Social Services Sector, as Agapi describes it, isn't getting the attention it needs.  The CEE (Careers, Education, Empowerment) Centre for Young Black Professionals is taking that on.  Hear how they are supporting 3B organizations – that's Black-focused, Black-led (including Board representation), and Black-serving organizations, including many that are not registered charities.  [...]

By |2021-03-10T09:30:50-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Equity and Inclusion, Podcast, Youth|0 Comments

Eating Disorders are Prevalent but Solvable, with Sonia Kumar, co-founder of Body Brave and the Body Peace Collaborative

As someone with lived experience, and as a person of mixed colour, Sonia brings a unique perspective to addressing eating disorders as a mental health issue, raising up the voices of people with lived experience and seeking more equitable access and support.     Sonia explains the issues and challenges facing people living with eating [...]

By |2021-02-22T10:49:07-05:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast|0 Comments

Rallying for a Human Connection Movement with Pete Bombaci, GenWell Project Founder

The GenWell Project is a Canadian organization dedicated to making the world a healthier and happier place by educating people about the importance of proactive face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action. We're going to hear a lot more about that from Founder, Pete Bombaci. After a successful career [...]

By |2021-02-08T10:08:18-05:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Making Data Accessible to Address Inequities, through the Toronto Child & Family Network’s Raising the Village initiative

In this episode, Social Impact Advisors Partner Lynn Fergusson interviews representatives of the Toronto Child & Family Network.    Kelley Baldwin provides backbone support to the Toronto Child and Family Network, a network of about 100 organizations.  Tamara Augsten, who's had a lead role in developing the Network's Raising the Village initiative shares the [...]

By |2021-01-15T14:57:58-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Collective Impact, Equity and Inclusion, Measurement, Podcast|0 Comments

Hope for the Homeless – with Proof, with Foundations for Social Change CEO Claire Elizabeth Williams

As co-founder and CEO of Foundations for Social Change, Claire Elizabeth Williams is getting global acclaim for North America's first direct giving project with people experiencing homelessness.  Direct giving project, as in giving a lump sum of cash directly to people experiencing homelessness. We hear about their innovative project, the New Leaf Project, [...]

Staff Message for the Season – Generosity, Collaboration, and Innovation

As we reflect on the past year, we are hopeful about the opportunities for healing and rebuilding we see within communities. This year the pandemic and global movements around Black Lives Matter and Indigenous rights have exposed long-standing inequities within our systems. We are inspired by our partners' and clients’ generosity, collaboration, and innovation during [...]

By |2020-12-16T12:00:21-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Storytelling, impact investing and reshaping philanthropy, with Sadia Zaman, Inspirit Foundation CEO

Sadia and her small but mighty team at Inspirit Foundation are focused on shifting Canada to having more inclusive and equitable media and arts, impact investing, and philanthropy sectors.    With a background in journalism, it should be no surprise that Sadia shares the power of storytelling to make change, and Inspirit follows through, [...]

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