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

Challenge 2025, with Jim Vanderveken of Mohawk College: Building community and opportunity through workforce development

Today we are very pleased to welcome Jim Vanderveken to the podcast.  As the Dean of the Centre for Community Partnership and Experiential Learning, Jim leads Mohawk College's strategic commitment to postsecondary access, partnership development at the community level, and experiential learning.    In our conversation today, Jim and I talk about the work [...]

By |2020-11-12T13:25:10-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Seniors: Isolation, inclusion and system change with Glenys Currie

In this episode, Sally speaks with Glenys Currie, Director of Quality and Risk Management at Banyan Community Services about her work with the Hamilton Seniors Social Isolation Plan (HSSIP) and its legacy. While the funded program, which ran for three years, ended in 2019, it has fostered relationships and positive impact that continue [...]

By |2020-09-17T13:32:31-04:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Planning for Recovery: New Supports from Innoweave

Our sector is moving to address immediate needs of clients as well as to begin building toward recovery in the months to come. Our partners at Innoweave are launching two new supports for nonprofits and charities adapting to the COVID-19 emergency that we want you to know about. Innoweave is offering Leading in a time of [...]

By |2020-04-08T10:53:13-04:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Measurement|Tags: |0 Comments

Bold thinking on systems change in Canada, with Bill Young

In this episode of Impact Conversations, Bill Young, the founder of Social Capital Partners, joins Lynn to talk about creating impact in systems. Bill’s extensive business experience and social enterprise successes have given him some important insights about learning through experimentation, pivoting as ideas and opportunities present themselves, and trusting in management teams and their [...]

Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition, with Vanessa Parlette

The audio quality of this episode is a little patchier than we'd like at the beginning. Keep listening, it's worth it. Vanessa Parlette reflects on the successes of the Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition. She and Sally discuss the broad community engagement in the work and how they engaged meaningfully with young people [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:42:54-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Measurement, Podcast, Youth|0 Comments

Youth CI Learning Circle 3.0

We recently had the pleasure of facilitating the Laidlaw Foundation's third annual Youth CI Learning Circle. Representatives from collectives, grant recipients and partners from all stages of the Youth Collective Impact process gathered to share their experiences working on Collective Impact initiatives for youth in Ontario. New insights about youth engagement, focusing on impact, relationship building, data [...]

Funding for Impact, with Mike Mikulak

Lynn interviews Mike Mikulak from the United Way of Halton & Hamilton. Their conversation delves into the responsibilities of funder organizations and the benefits of collective impact projects. Mike speaks candidly about the tensions amongst the United Way's funding priorities. Resources:  United Way of Halton & Hamilton: www.uwhh.ca Mike Mikulak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mikulak-5057b531/ [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:24:59-04:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Leadership, Podcast|0 Comments

Building Trust for Collective Impact

Successful collective action requires clarity and trust. Organizations that are clear about the impact they are trying to have themselves are much better at collaborating with others.  An ability to demonstrate competence, reliability and honesty are foundational to earning trust from others. Trust Defined Trust is a big concept.  Even defining it is hard.  In [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:55:24-04:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Collective Impact|0 Comments
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