Impact Conversations is a show about change makers getting things done. Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they’re reaching them. Check back for a new episode every second Thursday.
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 of Greater Vancouver did when the emergency started, how reaffirming their values and principles helped them make decisions, and what they have learned about the scope, influence and interdependence of their work with other nonprofits and the broader society.
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, while counting on volunteer engagement, corporate and government support – all facets that are affected by the crisis.
Yet she […]
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 programs and policies in place.
Julia also talks about the opportunity COVID has highlighted, of “multi-solving” – addressing issues of health, the environment, the economy, equity and more as we look to create a Resilient Recovery.
She encourages […]
In this podcast, we connect with the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, through its charitable sector co-chairs, Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada, and Hilary Pearson, former President of Philanthropic Foundations of Canada.
We hear about what they are seeing in the charitable sector – both what COVID-19 has caused (including significant increases and decreases in demand, depending on the sub-sector), and what the virus has brought to light about cracks in the charitable sector.
We get an inside look at what might need to change as we […]
The future of work in the recovery: relationships and networks in East Scarborough Works with Ajeev Bhatia and Gillian Mason
Thanks to Ajeev Bhatia, Manager of Policy / Community Connections at Centre for Connected Communities and Gillian Mason, a consultant and urban planner working with Connected Communities, for talking to us about the amazing work underway at East Scarborough Works.
In this conversation, Ajeev and Gillian describe the unique opportunity we have now to build on what we know from poverty reduction and community development to strengthen neighbourhoods and draw on the assets of our communities in the recovery
Are you proud of how your successful organization makes your community a better place to live? Do you want to be? Craig Ryan, Director, Purpose Entrepreneurship, leads BDC’s team to help grow Canada’s national movement of certified Beneficial corporations (B Corps).
He shares with us how this thinking fits with B Corp leaders, what he sees as the resilience of B Corps and the importance of this as a model for more organizations as we come out the other side of COVID-19, with people more connected to people and place, and the impact they can make on their community.