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

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

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, [...]

Capturing your Secret Sauce in a powerful Theory of Change, with Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Canada Learning Code

It's evident in this conversation that Melissa is a strong proponent of a non-profit having a Theory of Change – having a clear objective and a road map to get there. She shares with us Canada Learning Code's significant but achievable goal, and their journey of developing and living into a Theory of [...]

By |2020-11-26T14:14:48-05:00November 26th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy, Value of Coaching|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

Impact and Strategic Clarity Community of Practice: Covid-19 Notes from the field

There is no roadmap, it all seems so overwhelming, but you are doing it, you ARE managing the crisis! We’re fortunate to be part of a group of nine inspiring women coaches working with the McConnell Foundation in the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity Coaches’ Community of Practice.  Many members of this small group have [...]

By |2020-10-01T07:39:35-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Social Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorized|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

Rethinking a Foundation’s Impact, with Miin Alikhan, VP Impact & Accountability, Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

 Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation raises funds for the work of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the centre addressing some 200 types of cancer for people in the GTA.  With 1 in 2 Canadians touched by cancer in their lifetimes, you likely know someone who has used PMCC or has raised funds, through one [...]

By |2020-08-20T17:06:29-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Measurement, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Hurdles, Opportunities and Systemic Change in These Times, with Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank

Hear in this episode how COVID-19 has put hurdles in the path of front-line operations like Daily Bread Food Bank, and how they've knocked them down, one by one, becoming a stronger organization as a result.      Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank, shares with us their unyielding focus on continuing to [...]

By |2020-08-06T10:16:00-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Bringing indigenous ways to a science-based culture: Hannah Askew of Sierra Club BC

Hannah Askew started as Executive Director at Sierra Club BC in late 2018 with a mandate to bring an Indigenous lens to the work of Sierra Club BC, alongside the traditional scientific lens.  As a lawyer, prior to this role, Hannah practiced public interest environmental law and was deeply involved in learning from [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:40:13-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Innovation, Strategy|0 Comments
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