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, [...]

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

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

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

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
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