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Short stuff: Our Plans for 2020

Impact Conversations

Release Date: 01/09/2020

Creating an increased and lasting sense of civic agency in youth show art Creating an increased and lasting sense of civic agency in youth

Impact Conversations

Veronika Berlicki, co-founder and leader of CityHive, shares how they are transforming the way young people engage in shaping their cities.  Based in Metro Vancouver, this 5-year old nonprofit has revisited its initial strategic plans, to assess the impact its been making and see what changes that might mean for the way forward. They’ve engaged key stakeholders along the way and had some tough conversations as a team, looking at the change they want to be making and considering the trade-offs. They’ve developed a Theory of Change that is not only guiding their work but providing...

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Catalyzing Local Action on Climate Change through Collective Impact show art Catalyzing Local Action on Climate Change through Collective Impact

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Bianca Caramento is the Manager of the Bay Area Climate Change Council, leading the collective impact initiative to advance and accelerate climate change action in the cities of Burlington and Hamilton.  She shares with us the structure behind this collective, with her “backbone” role housed in the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College, supporting a collective of 14 community organizations.     We hear about their Theory of Change – the master plan for reducing green house gases in the community by 50% by 2030, towards becoming net zero cities by...

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The Prosperity Project: Creating a Prosperous Canada is Women’s Work show art The Prosperity Project: Creating a Prosperous Canada is Women’s Work

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Foreseeing COVID negatively impacting women’s ability to stay and thrive in the workforce, Pamela Jeffrey, Founder and lead of The Prosperity Project was concerned about the impact this would have on not just the women themselves, but Canada’s prosperity.  So, she took action, focusing on women, and particularly women of equity-deserving communities, including Black, Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2S+, and physically challenged.      Pamela shares how this project came to be and the unique seed funding approach, with 60+ senior professional women committing to the...

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The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Commitment to Systems Change in Youth Homelessness show art The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Commitment to Systems Change in Youth Homelessness

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The Home Depot Canada Foundation has recently revisited their role and plans by developing a Theory of Change and Strategic Plan.  We hear about the journey and results from Amy Bilodeau, Sr. Manager, Community Investment for the Home Depot Canada, a role which includes supporting the Home Depot Canada Foundation's mission to eradicate youth homelessness in Canada.  This mission has remained intact, and with a renewed commitment, with the Foundation continuing to aim higher on its fundraising goals, and then applying those significant funds for systemic change.  We hear about...

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The B Corp Movement, with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions show art The B Corp Movement, with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions

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B Corp is a global movement of more than 4800 companies, with almost 400,00 employees in 79 countries around the world, all focused on making business a force for good.     Together, B Corps are working to shift our global economy from a system that profits few to one that benefits all: advancing a new model that moves from concentrating wealth to ensuring equity, from resource extraction to energy generation, and from individualism to interdependence.     We are happy to have Ian Kelly and Elaine Adema from PeaceWorks Technology Solutions, a fellow B...

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How B Lab is leveraging business for climate justice, racial equity, and a stakeholder-driven economic system show art How B Lab is leveraging business for climate justice, racial equity, and a stakeholder-driven economic system

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Show notes:  Kara Peck, Senior Director, Strategy + Partnerships, B Lab US & Canada shares their journey to strategic clarity for their organization and for making a real difference in the world.  Leveraging a time of organizational and societal change, they have developed a Theory of Change, creating alignment around a new focus for the B Corp-certifying nonprofit, to support the business sector in taking collective action towards addressing racial equity, climate justice and stakeholder capitalism.       Resources: B Lab US/Canada Theory of...

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Non-Profit Leadership, with Shelley Zuckerman of North York Community House show art Non-Profit Leadership, with Shelley Zuckerman of North York Community House

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In this episode, Sally speaks with Shelley Zuckerman, who has been the Executive Director of North York Community House for the past 30 years, about her long career in the non-profit sector, how her organization has navigated the challenges of the past two years, and her advice for the next generation of leaders in the sector.      Shelley shares what makes her optimistic for the future, both for our sector and more broadly. As she nears retirement this year, Shelley reminds us about how far we have come, and shares her confidence in the next generation to go further...

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Supporting Youth Transitioning from Care through Collective Impact, with Halton CAS show art Supporting Youth Transitioning from Care through Collective Impact, with Halton CAS

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We’re focused in this conversation on a collective approach being taken in Halton to support young people as they transition from the care of CAS, at age 18-24. Halton Region identified this as a priority area, creating a Community Safety and Wellbeing table, and it truly is a community effort. With the Oakville Community Foundation holding the backbone or coordinator role, leveraging support from the Halton Granters Table, many local youth serving organizations have come together to support youth transitioning from care to support their goals in education, employment and training. We hear...

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Building unity on the future we want - with Sonia Theroux of Leadnow show art Building unity on the future we want - with Sonia Theroux of Leadnow

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In this episode, Sonia Theroux, the Executive Director of Leadnow speaks with Sally about what progressivism means, the movement, and how activists and change makers can think about and stay hopeful about the moment we are in.    Sonia is a campaigns and communications specialist, passionate about organizing and community building. She has seen the power of people talking to people about something they care about. She has led or advised on successful electoral campaigns at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. As a consultant with a digital civic tech company, she...

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A conversation with Dr. David Danto: Truth, humility, and the path to reconciliation show art A conversation with Dr. David Danto: Truth, humility, and the path to reconciliation

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Our guest on this episode is Dr. David Danto, who is the Head of Psychology at the University of Guelph Humber. Dr. Danto’s clinical and research interests include Indigenous wellness and culture-based approaches to addressing intergenerational trauma in local and global contexts. David is involved in allyship and decolonization efforts within the discipline and the academy.     Dr. Danto has worked in psychiatric hospitals, counselling centers, private practice, and correctional facilities in Canada and the United States. In partnership with Indigenous Knowledge Keepers,...

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More Episodes

In this episode Sally shares the new focus the Impact Conversations podcast will have in 2020:

  • Talking to people starting new impact and strategy projects and initiatives in their NGOs, educational institutions and communities. We will check-in throughout the year with these guests. We hope these are helpful and practical case studies for our listeners. 
  • Episodes with influencers and thought leaders about how the social and environmental action sectors are changing- the emergence of systems entrepreneurs, new approaches to evaluation, participatory action research, co-design and social finance

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