Posts about our podcast: Impact Conversations.

Reinventing a purpose-driven organization and brand – the journey, with Joanna Kerr, CEO, MakeWay

Joanna joins our podcast as CEO of the newly named MakeWay organization. You might know it as Tides Canada. We hear about the journey and thinking behind rebranding.  It's about getting clear about the purpose of the organization and as a result, determining some fitting branding to go with it. We hear examples [...]

By |2020-10-15T10:26:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Seizing the Moment for an Equity Movement, with Michael Bach, Founder & CEO, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Addressing equity is a hot topic right now as the COVID pandemic has highlighted undeniable inequities in our society, from who is contracting COVID, to who is most affected by job losses or slow returns, to evidence of anti-racism and police brutality. As Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and [...]

By |2020-10-01T07:44:31-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Equity and Inclusion, 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

Guided by Purpose: Paintbox Catering and Bistro adapts

As you might imagine, Paintbox Catering and Bistro in Toronto's Regent Park has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without gatherings, there have been no big corporate events to cater, to generate revenue for their social enterprise, which intentionally hires people from the local community who face barriers to employment.  But Allison [...]

By |2020-09-03T08:48:36-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: B Corporation, 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

On the COVID and Poverty Front Line- meeting the emergency and adapting to the new world with Shawn Bayes of Elizabeth Fry

In some of our recent episodes we have been speaking with leaders in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors about the changes and opportunities they anticipate at a system level as we adapt to the new COVID situation in Canada.    Today, we are talking about the front line: what the Elizabeth Fry Society [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:02:21-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Bold new leadership supporting the National Housing Strategy, with Julia Deans, Habitat for Humanity Canada President & CEO

Julia shares her insights three months into her role as President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada.  She shares her thoughts about priorities for the organization and how they make a bigger impact particularly given COVID-19 and the impact it has had on them, as a retail organization, construction organization,  community developer, [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:22:07-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Creating a Resilient Recovery, with Julia Langer, CEO, The Atmospheric Fund

In this episode, Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), shares how COVID-19 has impacted TAF and its grantees.  With TAF's mandate to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, Julia underscores that there is still a climate crisis, amidst the COVID crisis, needing urgent action.  We need [...]

By |2020-06-11T18:19:56-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments
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