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 gathering, funding, and management of collectives were shared. Together we are building positive outcomes in our communities. For more information about the Laidlaw Foundation and Youth CI, please visit their website!
In this episode, we speak with Anna Hill & Andrew Lusztyk. They are co-directors and co-founders of the Together Project: a community-led project that connects refugee newcomers and Canadians, to build stronger, more integrated communities. We discuss the evolution of this grassroots citizens' initiative, including their fit in the broader network of settlement and integration services, and how their volunteers are supporting newcomers' own self-defined goals. Resources: Together Project (website): https://togetherproject.ca/ Together Project (Twitter): www.twitter.com/Together_Hello Anna Hill on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/anna-hill-b716a071/ Andrew Lusztyk on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlusztyk/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check [...]
March is B Corp month in Canada and the USA! In this special episode, we speak with Kasha Huk, Country Manager for Canada at B Lab. Kasha shares with us the purpose of the global B Corp movement, and how they are changing what it means to be a good business. Our conversation includes examples from organizations you may be familiar with, tips on how to recognize products and services from B Corps. B Corps have benefits for businesses and consumers alike, tune in to find out more! Resources: B Lab Canada on Twitter: @BCorpCanada Kasha Huk [...]
David Cork, Executive Director of Tapestry Community Capital, is an expert on community bonds. He tells us how Tapestry supports other not-for-profit organizations and co-ops to issue and manage community bonds, when a community bond is appropriate, and the three ingredients of a bond-worthy project. Resources: Tapestry Community Capital: http://tapestrycapital.ca/ TREC Renewable Energy Co-op: http://trec.on.ca/ WindShare: http://www.windshare.ca/ David Cork on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cork-441855/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out this episode!
Jonathan Bennett of Laridae Communications speaks with Sally about his firm's values. He tells us the ways in which Laridae's mission and culture are aligned with B Corp principles, and he explains why consulting is about listening and relationships. Jonathan and Sally also discuss Laridae's experiences learning from first nations. Resources: Laridae MC: http://laridaemc.com/ Jonathan Bennett on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bennettjonathan/ http://indigenize.ca/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out this episode!
Sally chats with Julie Werry, an expert fundraiser and consultant advising nonprofits and philanthropists. Julie shares the power of storytelling to educate donors, and the importance of trusting organizations to achieve their intended impact. Resources: Julie Werry on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/julie-werry-456a197/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out this episode!