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.
Something new this week – we are excited to share another great podcast with you, this time, with Social Impact Advisors as the guest rather than podcast host.
Lynn’s interview by Mike Mikulak on the United Way Halton & Hamilton’s “This Podcast is Not For Profit” was recently published, where she talks about how and why a collective impact approach works, some of the challenges and joys that come from working this way and shares examples of youth-focused collectives in Kingston and Halton.
They also talk more broadly about how being clear about and committed to impacts benefits organizations.
In this episode, Sally speaks with Tamer Ibrahim of the Laidlaw Foundation about Youth Collective Impact, or Youth CI.
Tamer is the manager of Youth CI at Laidlaw and also sits on the board of directors at the ‘For Youth Initiative’: a non–profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995.
Youth CI is a program of the Laidlaw Foundation, in partnership with Innoweave, that helps organizations in local […]
In this episode Lynn is joined by Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada. Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.
As is the case for many environmentally focused agencies, Green Economy Canada was challenged to create a way of focusing their strategy and establishing what they can hold themselves accountable for achieving. In this episode, Priyanka and Lynn talk about how they achieved that and how their strategic clarity is helping to recruit business, engage communities and build the movement.
Green Economy Canada: https://greeneconomy.ca
In this episode Lynn is joined by Steve Doherty, Executive Director, and Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist, from Youth Without Shelter in Etobicoke, ON. Steve and Mike detail the “500 in Five” Strategic Plan and all that went into its development. This includes the inclusion of lived voices from youth at the shelter, obtaining buy-in from top to bottom and across stakeholder groups, and the importance of pressure testing their Theory of Change. They also discuss the importance of data to evaluate the success of their programs.
In this episode we explore the origins of the success story that is The Mount Community Centre, in Peterborough, Ontario.
The Mount’s Chair Steve Kylie, Vice Chair John Martyn and Director of Strategic Advancement Andi van Koeverden share how a group of dreamers and volunteers transformed $25,000 in the Poverty Reduction Network’s bank account into a vibrant, 10 acre and $135,00 square foot community treasure focused on food security and affordable housing. Our guests share how the Mount came to be, and the innovative funding models used to acquire, convert and sustain it.
- The Mount Community Centre: https://www.themountpeterborough.ca
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 to hear how these factors were aligned.
- Indwell: https://indwell.ca/
- Hamilton Spectator: Housing solutions waiting to be imagined
- Hamilton Community Foundation: https://www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca/
- Graham Cubitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-cubitt-97212a14/
Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca