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Keep watching this space for resources from the Community Innovation Hub and other communities of faith  about social entrepreneuship, community hubs, and other socially innovative movements! Let Sarah know about resources that you think should be on the page by emailing info@communityinnovationhub.org.

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Impactathon – An interactive social impact experience that incorporates engaging parts of expert talks, workshops, and hackathons to empower participants to be problem solvers and adopt a social entrepreneurship mindset. Visit Innov8Social, listen to The Impact Podcast and read 51 Questions On Social Innovation by Neetal Parekh to learn more.

 

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Community Innovation Hub co-founder Peter Miller interviews the social innovators making a difference in the world with their world with their work. Social enterprise changes lives!

Watch for a new interview every week.

2021 Podcast Episodes

 

January 5 – Simply Cards with Maria Vanderform. After over 30 years in nursing and nursing education, Maria learned about the art of stamping and now makes and sells greeting cards, with great plans for the future! Check out her work at Crafty Maria’s Stamping World. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

  

2020 Podcast Episodes 

December 29 – Ghost Kitchen Brands with Marc Choy. Marc is the President (Canada) for Ghost Kitchen Brands. Ghost Kitchens are virtual kitchens that let people get food prepared by national brands like MacDonald’s, Quizno’s, and Cinnabons delivered to them. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.   

December 16 – Angeen with Gurbeen Bhusin. Gurbeen is the CEO of Aangen, a self-funded, not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to providing local, sustainable, solution-based responses to social issues. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

December 9 – The Food Table with Bill Graham. Bill and his wife Shirley set up a food table in a Missasauga parking lot at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, replenishing it daily to help those in need. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

December 8 – Geenees with Libi Berenson. Libi, CEO of the Geenees gifting platform for donors, non-profits and families, talks about her travels from Russia to Israel and then Canada. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

December 2 – New Step 4 U and ARTbulance with Marina MaisNew Step 4 U inspires and connects using various forms of art. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.  

November 21 – Work in Culture with Diane Davy. Work in Culture is a non-profit organization that has been supporting the cultural sector in Ontario for 20 years. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify 

November 17 – Age Big with Nancy Angus. Nancy created Age Big based on her professional experience with seniors and her personal experience with her mother. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

November 12 – Choices for Youth and Impact Construction with Brian Hanley. Choices for Youth and Impact Construction are social enterprises helping youth learn and apply construction and other life skills. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

November 6 – Concierge Strategies with Alex Bishop. Concierge Strategies’ corporate social responsibility commitment includes work with communities of faith and a plan to build detox centres for people in non-emergency addiction and/mental health situations. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.    

October 19 – Table Coworking with Daryn DeZengotita. Table Coworking is bringing coworking to churches in Dallas, Texas, and helping churches around the world do the same. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

October 14 – Clean Slate Industries with Ralph Gutkin. Clean Slate Enterprises is a social enterprise, founded by Ralph, that creates job opportunities for people facing employment barriers.  Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.  

October 10 – About Space Designs with Manina Murphy. About Space Designs is a social enterprise, founded by Manina, that uses evidence-based design in residential and commercial situations. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

October 5 – iLead Youth with Cheraldean McDonald. iLead Youth is a social enterprise, founded by Cheraldean, that helps to youth to learn leadership skills and to lead by example. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

September 12 – Sam: An Immigrant Success Story. – Sam came to Canada and became a very successful entrepreneur: He started 3 businesses and sold 2, does financial services training, and co-wrote a book with royalties going to the Sick Children’s Hospital. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.   

September 4 – Dare to Care with Lisa Dixon-Wells – Dare to Care, regarded as the most comprehensive and practical bully prevention program in Canada, helps schools, community groups and workplaces to create and maintain a caring community. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

August 20 – Joe – Joe is an entrepreneur with a unique background and a powerful desire to bring his ideas to the world. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.  

August 12 – Emilie Lenevue – Emilie is a college graduate, a volunteer, an aspiring politician, and a entrepreneur with a passion for equity, education and the environment. She’s also just 23 years old. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify

July 31 – Ability Online with Michelle McClure – The Ability Online social networking platform provides youth/young adults with disabilities a secure online experience that removes social barriers and promotes independence, respect, acceptance and inclusion. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

July 15 – The Village Hive with Charlotte Kirby – A peek inside The Village Hive clearly shows why coworking spaces may replace traditional offices as the places where important work gets done. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

July 2 – Herowork with Paul Latour – Herowork does Radical Renovations on buildings and spaces that house charities, with the generosity, expertise and volunteer time of Victoria, BC residents. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

June 25 – Stone Soup Network with Rev Alexa Gilmour –  The Stone Soup Network, founded by Alexa, pairs people in need with people who can help them. Alexa is a Social Innovation Challenge winner! Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

June 10 – Poverty Reduction and Prevention as Social Enterprise – Gary St. Amand talks about the Bissell Centre’s innovative approach to addressing poverty and related issues in the Edmonton area. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

May 27 – Compassionate Justice Speaker Series with Dan Lang – Dan talks about Eglinton St. George’s United Church extremely successful Compassionate Justice Speaker Series and his plans for it. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

May 13 – Small Economy Works with Ajmal Sataar. Ajmal talks about Small Economy Works, his ‘university in the  field’ experience, and seeing innovation everywhere. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify 

May 13 – My Pass Kit: Mental health with Tina Chan. Tina Chan, Founder of PASS Inc., talks mental health, her life and career, and what led her to develop the My Pass Kits. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

May 12 – Winged Canvas: Covid Response. Fei Lu of Winged Canvas discusses her choice to shut down her bricks and mortar art hub and pivot to an on-line business. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify 

May 7 – Shanta Sundarason, Social Innovator. Shanta talks about how The Giving Tree gives young leaders the resources to dive into service learning through the causes that spark their interest. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

May 1 – Gordon Cressy, Social Innovator. Gordon Cressy is a former member of Toronto city council, VP of multiple Canadian universities and colleges, former President of the Toronto chapter of the United Way, and Peter’s cousin. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify 

April 16 – The Pivotal Point with Valerie Fox. Valerie talks about her extensive career, continuous education, and what led to her creating The Pivotal Point, her social enterprise. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify 

April 10 – Dave Harder, Community Developer and Spiritual Entrepreneur.  Dave, co-founder of the Parish Collective Canada, talks about his life and career as a social and spiritual entrepreneur. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify   

April 4 – COVID-19 Positivity: Acts of Kindness. COVID-19 has changed the world in so many ways…including giving rise to positivity and acts of kindness! Also, pandemic activities and scheduling tips. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify 

March 18 – Rural on Purpose with Mary Doyle. Social entrepreneur Mary Doyle of  Rural on Purpose discusses her career, and why people are choosing to live and work in rural communities. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 27 – Agrihood with Simon Johnson. Simon stops by to talk about agrihoods – organized communities that integrate agriculture into residential neighborhoods. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 27 – New Step 4 U with Marina Mais – Marina, Executive Director and Founder of New Step 4 U, explains how expressive art programs enhance health and well-being. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 21 – NewMakeIt with Derroll Salmon. Derroll, NewMakeIt co-founder, discusses makerspaces and shared workspaces. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 21 – Winged Canvas Art Hub with Fei Lu. Fei Lu discusses her Markham social enterprise, Winged Canvas Art Hub, and how art can be used in social innovation. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 21 – United Church Supports Social Innovation – EDGE Ministry’s Rob Dalgleish and Joshua Fernandes discuss United Church support for social innovation and how they’re making it happen. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify   

February 4 – Project Restore FIBI with Aisha Francis. Aisha discusses PROJECT RESTORE FIBI, which exists to serve and support families who have a loved one behind bars. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify  

February 4 – Indigenous Social Enterprises with Ed Champion and Steven Jackson. Ed Champion and Steven Jackson talk about the effect of social enterprise on Canada’s Indigenous communities.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

2019 podcast Episodes 

November 16 – Corporate Social Responsibility. How businesses of all sizes, as well as non profits and charities, can give back to the community through small or large actions, programs, or support. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, or Spotify

November 16 – Neighbourliness and Giving Back. Many people do not interact with or even know their neighbours. Simple acts of giving back help to connect people and create stronger communities. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

November 16 – Andrew Funk. Interview with Homeless Entrepreneur founder Andrew Funk in Barcelona, Spain. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

November 16 – Community Innovation Hub. Interview with Carla Langhorst and Colleen Lowrie, igniters of the Community Innovation Hub. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

November 15 – Key Social Innovation Terms. A discussion of important terms like social innovation, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, with examples. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

November 14 – Podcast Introduction. Host Peter Miller introduces the podcast and talks about the origins of its name. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify

 

 

 

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