Decent Work and the New Economy Post-Recovery, with Derek Cook and Kate Siklosi

Derek Cook, leader of the Canadian Poverty Institute also leads a Collective Impact Initiative, the New Economy Roundtable.  He's joined by Roundtable member Kate Siklosi of the Ian Martin Group (a B Corp), in discussing their focus on increasing the number of people in "decent work" in Ontario, and how this focus is [...]

By |2020-04-16T09:19:41-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments

People are Thriving – A Measurable Outcome Focus with Angie Peters, CEO YSM

In this episode, Lynn interviews Angie Peters, President & CEO at the Yonge Street Mission (YSM) in Toronto. YSM has identified a focus beyond activities, on outcomes – the results the people they work with are striving for.  They have labelled this outcome as "people thriving", and Angie shares the framework they use, [...]

By |2020-03-06T09:53:18-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Evaluation, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments

Finding local solutions for building significant affordable housing, with Graham Cubitt

In this episode, Lynn interviews Graham Cubitt, Director of Projects and Marketing at Indwell, about his organization's approach to housing stability. Indwell is both a property developer and a service provider, creating affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging, but doing so requires trust, creativity, and money. Tune in [...]

By |2019-10-03T09:29:55-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments

Supporting financial intermediaries to grow impact investing in Canada, with Erica Barbosa Vargas

In this episode, Lynn talks to Erica Barbosa Vargas, Director of Solutions Finance at the McConnell Foundation, one of Canada's largest private foundations. Erica provides insights into the growing impact investment sector in Canada. She also shares what the McConnell Foundation is doing to address the bottleneck they see in financial intermediaries, so [...]

By |2019-10-03T09:52:34-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Impact Investing, Podcast, Social Finance, Social Innovation|0 Comments

Doris Buffett’s Legacy: doubling impact by empowering young philanthropists, with Amy Kingman

In this episode, Lynn chats with Amy Kingman, Executive Director of the Learning by Giving Foundation (LxG) about experiential philanthropy. Founded by Doris Buffett, LxG teaches and empowers students to make wise grants of Buffett's capital to community-based nonprofits. Resources: Learning by Giving Foundation: https://learningbygivingfoundation.org/ Letters Foundation: https://letters.foundation Amy Kingman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-kingman-a639793/ [...]

By |2019-08-22T18:41:51-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Philanthropy, Podcast, Social Innovation, Youth|0 Comments

Social Finance Fund

Many of our clients run or are considering a social enterprise. Even more are looking for new sources of funding. If this sounds like you, read on! In case you missed it, the Government of Canada announced a Social Innovation and Social Finance (SI/SF) Strategy late last year, with an update in June. In preparation [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:43:03-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Social Finance, Social Innovation|0 Comments