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College of Adaptive Arts with Dr. Pamela Lindsay. Air Date: May 5, 2022.
Dr. Lindsay is the Co-founder and Dean of the College of Adaptive Arts, which provides a lifelong, equitable collegiate experience to adults with special needs who historically have not had access to college education. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

Cyber AI with Jeffrey Pledger and Kyle Rose. Air Date: May 18, 2022
Jeffrey is the CEO and Kyle the VP of Business Development for Cyber AI, which provides customers with tools risk against fraudulent and scamming activities within the B2C and B2B markets of the digital economy. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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Stories for Sharing with Sheri Burke and Aranza Lopez Zuniga. Air Date: May 17, 2022
Sheri and Aranza work together at Stories for Sharing, which helps reduce seniors connect with their personal stories and others become less isolated by offering skills-based writing workshops. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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Teaching and Advocacy with Margaret Calver. Air Date: May 7, 2022.
A retired teacher, Margaret now does advocacy work for individuals in Ontario's long-term care system re: issues like contracts, relationships with pharmacies, staffing issues, and funding accountability. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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We-Watch with Colin Rees and Daniel Rizzi. Air Date: May 20, 2022
Colin and Justin created and run We-Watch Corporation, which provides a solution that lets people respond to any type of incident which requires some type of substantiation, recourse, or justice. Listen on the podcast website, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Agriculture

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Agrihood with Simon Johnson. Air Date: February 27, 2020
Simon stops by to talk about agrihoods – organized communities that integrate agriculture into residential neighborhoods. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

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Community and Social Hub with Christa and Stas. Air Date: March 17, 2021
Christa and Stas have purchased a 100-acre farm and are investigating options for what to do with it.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Kingsbridge Centre with Jennifer Miltenburg. Air Date: March 6, 2021
Jennifer is the Director of Kingsbridge Centre, a Catholic church which closed in 2012 and now serves as a community hub for a small rural community. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Ontario Sustainable Agriculture with Pierce Spraggon. Air Date: November 12, 2021
Pierce is the Founder of Ontario Sustainable Agriculture, which grows food using aquaponics to help create sustainability for a healthier planet. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Seeds with Janneke Vorsteveld. Air Date: May 14, 2021
Janneke is a part-time teacher and social entrepreneur. Her company, Seeds, provides impactful, experiential learning in natural spaces. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Arts

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Blacklane Studios with Ellen Moorehouse
Ellen, a journalist with more than 30 years experience, is on the Board of Directors of Blacklane Studios, a non-profit creative hub in Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village that offers photo and video programs for all ages and a venue for workshops, exhibits and events. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Dancing with Parkinson’s with Sarah Robichaud. Air Date: January 29, 2021
Dancing with Parkinson’s (DWP) core mission is to bring seniors with Parkinson’s Disease out of isolation and into an artistic community where they can dance and connect with others. DWP now uses Zoom to offer interactive FREE DAILY classes to ALL seniors across the country, to learn while we must social distance. Visit Dancing with Parkinson’s to register. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Kejic Productions with Erica Daniels. Air Date: Feb 10, 2022
Erica is a Cree/Ojibway producer and director, and the owner of Kejic Productions, an award-winning production company focused on visual storytelling. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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New Step 4 U and ARTbulance with Marina Mais. Air Date: December, 2020
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. 

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Simply Cards with Maria Vanderform. Air Date: January 5, 2021
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Tilbury Times, with Moshin Abbas
Moshin, a journalist who has worked with many media outlets, decided to shift to publishing when he bought the 136-year-old "Tilbury Times" newspaper in 2021 and set it up online. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcast, and Spotify.

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Winged Canvas Art Hub with Fei Lu. Air Date: February 21, 2020
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  

Winged Canvas Art Hub: Covid Response. Air Date: May 12, 2020
Fei Lu of Winged Canvas discusses her choice to shut down her bricks and mortar art hub and pivot to an online business. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

Work in Culture with Diane Davy. Air Date: November 21, 2020
Work in Culture is a non-profit organization that has been supporting the cultural sector in Ontario for 20 years. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Concierge Strategies with Alex Bishop. Air Date: November 6, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Coworking Organizers

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Rural on Purpose with Mary Doyle. Air Date: March 18, 2020
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

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Bridges Peterborough with Alan Smith-Reeve and Todd Coombes. Air Date: March 10, 2021
Alan and Todd are changing the conversation about the best ways to address poverty issues. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre with Susan Taylor. Air Date: February 16, 2021
Susan runs the Genesis Entrepreneurship Centre at St. Clair College in Windsor. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Intonovus Canada with Lori Farley. Air Date: May 17, 2021
Lori is the co-founder of Intonovus Canada, which helps businesses and organizations enbed social impact into their business models, using Impact Calgary to support social enterprises in the city of Calgary.  Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, or Spotify.

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New Step 4 U with Marina Mais. Air Date: February 27, 2020
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 

NewMakeIt with Derroll Salmon. Air Date: February 21, 2020
Derroll, NewMakeIt co-founder, discusses makerspaces and shared workspaces. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify 

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Open People Network (OPN) with Jeffrey Potvin. Air Date: February 19, 2021
Open People Network (OPN) brings together entrepreneurs & Investors, creating a global community of sharing, inclusion & collaboration for growth and financial success. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Small Economy Works with Ajmal Sataar. Air Date: May 13, 2020
Ajmal talks about Small Economy Works, his ‘university in the  field’ experience, and seeing innovation everywhere. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

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Table Coworking with Daryn DeZengotita. Air Date: October 19, 2020
Table Coworking is bringing coworking to churches in Dallas, Texas, and helping churches around the world do the same. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Pivotal Point with Valerie Fox. Air Date: April 16, 2020
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

The Village Hive with Charlotte Kirby. Air Date: July 15, 2020
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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United Way of Greater Toronto with Daniele Zanotti. Air Date: March 8, 2021
Daniele is the CEO and Executive Director of the United Way Greater Toronto, the largest United Way in Canada. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Diana Award Winners

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Equal Chance with Aliya Karimjee. Air Date: July 17
Aliya is a high school student and a Diana Award winner. She is deeply involved with Equal Chance, which promotes the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of members of the black community across Canada through the development of programs, projects, activities and policies. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Innovation Corner with Neha Shukla. Air Date: July 9th
Neha Shukla is a 16-year old innovator and changemaker passionate about leveraging science and technology to create social change. A 2021 Diana Award Winner. Neha developed the SixFeetApart social distancing device. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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L.I.G.H.T. (Lead, Inspire, Grow, Hope, Transform) - Youth Leadership Creating Change with Katelyn Wang. Air Date: July 11, 2021
Katelyn is Executive Director of L.I.G.H.T., a grassroots organization that empowers and supports marginalized youth to design community service projects. Katelyn is a 2021 Dora Award winner. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Maple Wishes Foundation with Avery Parkinson. Air Date: July 13, 2021
Avery, 17, talks about starting the Maple Wishes Foundation, a charity that lets her and her younger sister Rowan operate 11 socially innovative projects. Avery is a 2021 Dora Award Winner. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Food Security

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FareStart and Catalyst Kitchens with Renee Martin. Air Date: May 7, 2021
Renee is the Vice President of National Initiatives/Catalyst Kitchens at FareStart, which nourishes communities through food, lifeskills, and job training. Catalyst Kitchens is an alliance of over 80 organizations looking to end poverty, joblessness and hunger using the FareStart model. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Feed Scarborough with Suman Roy. Air Date: October 1, 2021,
Suman is Chairman of the Board of Feed Scarborough, which has a goal to end to food insecurity in South Scarborough using several programs. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

FoodShare Toronto with Paul M. Taylor. Air Date: March 13, 2021
Paul is the Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto, a social enterprise that advocates for food justice by supporting community-based food initiatives and through ongoing advocacy and public education. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Get Started Cafe with Jon Butler. Air Date: January 26, 2021
Get Started Cafe emerged from the need to help entrepreneurial people start a business and has evolved several times under Jon Butler, the Chief Pivot Officer. The organization focuses in part on renovating buildings for social good. Contact Jon via LinkedIn or email: jon@getstartedcafe.com. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, or Spotify.

Ghost Kitchen Brands with Marc Choy. Air Date: December 29, 2020
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.

Grocery Neighbour with Frank Sinipoli. Air Date: February 4, 2021
Frank is a serial entrepreneur running a social enterprise that makes getting fresh, nutritious food easier for those who have trouble accessing a grocery store. To learn more about becoming a customer or a franchisee, visit Grocery NeighbourListen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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La Siembra Co-operative with Kellie Storie. Air Date: May 7, 2021
Kellie is the Executive Director of La Siembra in Ottawa, Ontario. La Siembra owns Camino, a Canadian brand of Fairtrade and Organic certified food products. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcosts, and Spotify.

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Pour and Kneady Cafe with Stevan Mirkovich. Air Date: March 14, 2021
Stevan and his team are creating Pour and Needy, a social enterprise cafe to be housed in a community of faith in Vancouver, Canada. Name to be changed soon. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Remix Snacks with Isabelle Lam. Air Date: April 9, 2021
Isabelle and her business partner Jamie Lee produce a healthy, dark chocolate bark using beans for protein and upcycled fruit. Check out Remix Snacks! Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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The Food Table with Bill Graham. Air Date: December 9, 2020
Bill and his wife Shirley set up a food table in a Mississauga parking lot at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, replenishing it daily to help those in need. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Good Food Project with Emma Wood. Air Date: January 4, 2022
Emma is a food insecurity academic and the founder of The Good Food Project in Stouffville, Ontario, which works to address food insecurity issues in the area, in partnership with Blue Door.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Store with Courtney Courtney Vrablik. Air Date: November 16, 2021
Courtney is Executive Director of The Store, a free grocery store founded by Brad Paisley and Kimberley Williams-Paisley with a goal to solve hunger issues in the Nashville, Tennessee community. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Working Class with Vita Fiore and Christine Montgomery. Air Date: May 13, 2021
Vita and Christine founded and run The Working Class, a social enterprise that disrupt cycles of poverty and diminish disadvantages using an innovative workforce development program that nourishes a community of hardworking labourers. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Homeless and Incarcerated

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Angeen with Gurbeen Bhusin. Air Date: December 16, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Blue Door with Michael Braithwaite. Air Date: May 20, 2021
Michael is the CEO of Blue Door, which provides emergency housing and other supports to people experiencing homelessness in York Region. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Clean Slate Industries with Ralph Gutkin. Air Date: October 14, 2020
Clean Slate Enterprises is a social enterprise, founded by Ralph, that creates job opportunities for people facing employment barriers.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Compassionate Justice Speaker Series with Dan Lang. Air Date: May 27, 2020
Dan talks about Eglinton St. George United Church's extremely successful Compassionate Justice Speaker Series and his plans for it. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Homeless Entrepreneur with Andrew Funk. Air Date: November 16, 2019
Interview with Homeless Entrepreneur founder Andrew Funk in Barcelona, Spain. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

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Joe. Air Date: August 20, 2020
Joe is an entrepreneur with a unique background and a powerful desire to bring his ideas to the world. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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L.I.N.C. Society with Sherry Edmunds-Flett. Air Date: September 9. 2021
Sherry is the Executive Director of the L.I.N.C. Society, a registered charity that maintains several separate programs and services supporting people impacted by the criminal justice system and multi-barriered individuals. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Lifesong Kenya with James Ouma. Air Date: September 16, 2021
James is the Executive Director of Lifesong Kenya, which helps male teens who are in contact and in conflict with the law get a second chance through skills training, reconciliation, healing, and restoration back to their communities. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Parkland Restorative Justice with Kerry Reimer. Air Date: February 27, 2021
Kerry is the Executive Director of Parkland Restorative Justice, which provides a variety of supports to those who are incarcerated or who have been recently released from prison. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Poverty Reduction and Prevention as Social Enterprise. Air Date: June 10, 2020
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Project Restore FIBI with Aisha Francis. Air Date: February 4, 2020
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  

Indigenous Organizations

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Indigenous Social Enterprises with Ed Champion and Steven Jackson. Air Date: February 4, 2020
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.

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FHQ Developments with Thomas Benjoe. Air Date: May 26, 2021
Thomas is the President and CEO of FHQ Developments, which supports economic development for First Nation communities and their citizens.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund with Brian Davey (NDAF). Air Date: November 8, 2021
Brian Davey is the Executive Director of the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund, which works to advance the well being of Aboriginal People in Northern Ontario through business and economic development. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Ulnooweg with Chris Googoo. Air Date: May 7, 2021
Chris is the Chief Operating Officer of Ulnooweg, which provides financing to Aboriginal-owned businesses and communities, and support to build capacity-building initiatives for Aboriginal youth. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Individual Stories

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Creative Minister Bill Booth. Air Date: March 18, 2021
Bill is the minister at Trinity Memorial United Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Dave Harder, Community Developer and Spiritual Entrepreneur. Air Date: April 10, 2020
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   

Disciples of Christ’s New Church Ministry with Pastor Terrell McTyer. Air Date: April 10, 2021
Terrell is Minister of New Church Strategies for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has also worked in music, marketing, entrepreneurship, project management and more in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Emilie Levenue, social entrepreneur. Air Date: August 12, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Fossores Chapter House with Dr. David MacDonald. Air Date: Sept 27, 2021
David McDonald began Fossores Chapter House to provide a space for pastors, leaders, and innovators from all over the world come not only for solace and development, but also to incubate the future of the church. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Gordon Cressy, Social Innovator. Air Date: May 1, 2020
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

Grief into Growth with Robin Macdonald. Air Date: August 10, 2021
Robin started Grief into Growth after her experiences in Indigenous communities to create spaces for people to connect with wisdom and make the journey from challenge to transformation. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Heart Comonos with Hardy Steinke and Nicole Bonder. Air Date: November 5, 2021
Hardy is the Executive Director and Nicole the Project Manager of Heart Comonos, which create projects and activities to support personal and community wellness in Cooksville-Mississauga and the surrounding area, with the support of community partnerships. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Heart Forge with Vern Hyndman. Air Date: September 3, 2021.
Vern is the founder of HeartForge, a non-profit that invites people to explore a deeper, more connected life and gives them tools to live well. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Life School House with Jennifer De Coste. Air Date: March 29, 2022
Jennifer is the founder of Life School House, a model of folk school where facilitators from the community bring their knowledge and expertise and exchange it for bartered goods brought by the participants. Life School House has hosts operating workshops in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and the US. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

Lifted by Purpose with Arifah Yusuf. Air Date: October 16
Arifah is the founder and Executive Director of Lifted by Purpose, trauma-informed creative enterprise with a focus on mental health and wellness. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify

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Manor Road United Church with Rev John Joseph Mastandrea. Air Date: Feb 17, 2022
John Joseph has served as minister in several Anglican and United pastoral charges. He is now the minister at Manor Road United Church in Toronto, Ontario, helping the community of faith to build community both in person and online. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Marc Gordon, Relationship Catalyst. Air Date: February 9, 2021
Marc is a speaker, consultant, and customer experience expert. He also gives back to community. Check out his website for lots of examples and information. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Maryam Mohinddin Ahmed, Social Innovator. Air Date - April 15, 2022.
Maryam is a lawyer, entrepreneur, social innovator, consultant, writer, and PhD. student at University of Waterloo - a changemaker creating more changemakers! See some of Maryam's consulting work at Social Innovation Lab. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Mittler Senior Tech with Jordan Mittler
Jordan is a high school senior and the founder of Mittler Senior Tech, which teachers seniors how to use technology to communicate with loved ones and to enhance their lives. Jordan was honoured as a Young Wonder at this year's CNN Heroes broadcast. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Musician, Teacher and Social Entrepreneur Tom Auger. Air Date: March 24, 2021
Tom is an experienced entrepreneur, technology guru, musician and social innovator. Learn more about him at him website: Tom Auger. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Pres House, RootedGood, and Elsdon Strategic Counseling with Mark Elsdon. Air Date: April 6, 2021
Mark is an author, business owner, minister, and social innovator with ties to many communities! Check out his work at his personal website. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Propel with Kathryn Lockhart. Air Date: March 15, 2022
Kathryn Lockhart is the CEO of Propel, a virtual tech accelerator for startups in Atlantic Canada. She has a strong academic and leadership background. Listen on the podcast webpageGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Sam: An Immigrant's Story. Air Date; September 12, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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The Neighbourhood Group Community Services with Bill Sinclair. Air Date: July 26th
Bill is the President and CEO of The Neighbourhood Group Community Services, a fusion of 3 support organizations that provides services to help some of Toronto's most vulnerable citizens to live independently and with dignity. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify,

Timetrac with Barrie Morgan. Air Date: October 26, 2021
Barrie Morgan has a banker, professor, and course designer, and designed the Timetrac time reporting system for people who bill by the hour. He also spends time giving back to community. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Initiatives for Youth

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Dare to Care with Lisa Dixon-Wells. Air Date: September 4, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Autism House with Robin Hartmann. Air Date: June 1, 2021
Robin and his wife Dineke started Autism House in the Netherlands to meet the needs of their autistic son and others like him. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Beneficent Learning Access with Omolade Williams. Air Date: May 13, 2021
Omolade founded and Beneficent Learning Access, a social enterprise that engages underrepresented, marginalized Black and ethnic youth and young adults with employment and professional development opportunities in Windsor Essex’s tech sector. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Choices for Youth and Impact Construction with Brian Hanley. Air Date: November 12, 2020
Choices for Youth and Impact Construction are social enterprises helping youth learn and apply construction and other life skills. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Enable with Sue Crawford. Air Date: June 7, 2021
Sue is main officer and one of the co-founders of Enable, an organization that matches disabled young people with support workers (some also disabled) based on their shared interests. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Focal Points Family Resource Centre with Jules Kelly. Air Date: January 11, 2022
Jules is the Executive Director of Focal Points Family Resource Centre, a non-profit organization committed to serving low-income families in the greater northeast Denver area. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Global Bound Education with Tanish Gupta and Caleb Lo. Air Date: March 13, 2022
Tanish and Caleb are the co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers of Global Bound Education, which is a youth-led, non-profit organization that is passionate about spreading knowledge and education worldwide. Tanish and Caleb are high school students with big dreams! Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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iLead Youth with Cheraldean McDonald. Air Date: October 5, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Impact the Future with Praja Tickoo. Air Date: August 5, 2021
Praja is the founder of Impact the Future, which teaches youth how to apply design thinking to solve problems. Praja is a junior in high school. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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Jacob's Wall with Steve Borisenko. Air Date: July 15, 2021.
Steve talks about the death of his son due to accidental drug overdose, and how he's using what he learned from that experience to help other teens and their families. Find out about Steve's work at Jacob's Wall. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Marianne
Marianne has had a long career teaching visually impaired and blind children in the Netherlands, South Africa, and Tanzania. She also teaches the teachers and does advocacy work. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Noah's Clubhouse with Brigitte Berneche. Air Date: Aug 25, 2021
Brigitte started and runs Noah's Clubhouse, a charity which provides financial assistance to to families with children with celebral palsy,  in memory of her son Noah, who passed away due to complications with celebral palsy. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Sketch with Paulina O'Keefe. Air Date: May 3, 2022
Paulina is the Executive Director of Sketch, an arts organization where young people are celebrated and engaged as culture makers, perception changers and collaborators in building creative communities. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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The Hub Community Network with Adam Cresswell. Air Date: March 4, 2022
Adam has helped develop a network that connects young people with the liberating love of Christ and empowers them to build a more just and inclusive world, doing community events, worship, podcasts and home churches for teens and 20-somethings. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Long-Distance Grandparent, with Dr. Kerry Byrne
Dr. Kerry Byrne created The Long-Distance Grandparent to provide guidance to grandparents on how to stay close and connected with grandchildren who live far away. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Uganda Shoe Trees with David Wahlstedt. Air Date: September 13, 2021
David is the pastor of The Table in Lewisville, Texas, and the Founding Director of Uganda Shoe Trees, which supports entrepreneurial educators in rural areas by providing high-quality, hand-made school shoes for needy students at its partner schools in Uganda. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network with Addie Lentzner. Air Date: August 6, 2021
Addie, a senior in high school, founded the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network, a group of high school students whose goal is to promote racial equity and justice in Vermont schools. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Winnipeg Boldness Project with Diane Roussin. Air Date: October 14, 2021
Diane is Project Director of the Winnipeg Boldness Project, which develops and tests community-driven solutions better opportunities for children and families in the north Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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55+ Programs at Humber Valley United Church with Anne Pietropaulo. Air Date: January 12, 2022.
Anne runs free programming at the Humber Valley United Church (virtual since the beginning of the pandemic) to help keep seniors active and to reduce isolation. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Ability Online with Michelle McClure. Air Date: July 31, 2021
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Afro Women and Youth Foundation with Adebola Adefioye. Air Date: April 23, 2021
Adebola started AWYF to help vulnerable girls, women and youths of African origin develop healthy self esteem and live a productive life as emerging role models for future generations. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Age Big with Nancy Angus. Air Date: November 17, 2020
Nancy created Age Big based on her professional experience with seniors and her personal experience with her mother. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Construct with Rudi Genovese. Air Date: March 14, 2022.
Rudi is Director of Social Innovation at Construct, a Blue Door Enterprise. Construct provides in-class training, on-the-job work experience, and wraparound supports to help vulnerable individuals secure long-term, well-paying careers in the construction trades. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) with Samya Hasan. Air Date: January 13, 2022
Samya is the Executive Director of The Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), an umbrella organization that supports and advocates on behalf of existing as well as emerging South Asian agencies, groups, and communities in order to address their diverse and dynamic needs. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Digital School with Aruna Gali. Air Date: Sept 29, 2021
Aruna Gali is the Managing Partner of Digital School, which offers trainings in web designing, digital film making and e-publishing, and the Co-Founder of School Radio, which promotes the voice of children and youth. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

DiversiPro with Hamlin Grange
Hamlin is an accomplished journalist and the President and co-founder of DiversiPro, which offers fresh thinking and new approaches to diversity and inclusion strategies and management. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

dk studios inc and OnePieceADay with Dmytriy Pereklita. Air Date: March 22, 2021
Dmytriy and his wife and business partner Karen Mak co-founded and run both the dk sudios inc architecture firm and OnePIeceADay, which promotes good environmental stewardship by encouraging people to pick up one piece of trash a day. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Family Civility Institute with Dr. Rebecca Harper. Air Date: February 1, 2021
Dr. Harper came from Jamaica to Canada after a career in various fields and now runs her own social enterprise. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Grassmarket with Catherine Jones. Air Date: June 2, 2021
Catherine is the Social Enterprise Director of Grassmarket Community Project, which uses social enterprise, mentoring, education, and support to create community and opportunity for people dealing with complex issues. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Grey Swan Guild with Sean Moffitt. Air Date: Jan 31, 2022
Sean Moffitt is a serial entrepreneur and Board Member at Grey Swan Guild, which is a global network of more than 3000 members in over 75 countries with a common desire to "make sense of the world's biggest challenges." Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Guides with Scott Annan. Air Date: October 6, 2021
Scott Annan started Guides to support individuals and organizations as they explore their purpose and shape their future through shared spaces and evolving guidance. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Herowork with Paul Latour. Air Date: July 2, 2020
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Letters Against Isolation with Saffron and Sheyra Patel Air Date: July 5
Saffron and Shreya Patel started and operate Letters Against Isolation, an organization of volunteers that writes letters to seniors in several countries. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Not Just Tourists with Avi D'Souza. Air Date - April 14, 2022
Avi founded the Toronto chapter of Not Just Tourists and is its Program Director. Not Just Tourists volunteers pack donated medical supplies from hospitals, clinics, medical suppliers and individuals into suitcases for travelers to take to countries that need them. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Of Color, Inc. with Renita White. Air Date: March 11, 2022
Renita is the Founder and Executive Director of Of Color, Inc, a Chicago-based, minority- and female-owned and incorporated 501c3 (not for profit) founded on the belief that people “Of All Colors” can grow economically and together while contributing to the larger society if they are exposed to the positive resources that their communities and that same larger society has to offer them. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Operation Grow with Haily MacDonald. Air Date: August 18, 2021
Haily helped design Operation Grow, an innovative, intersectional, accessible, and evidence-based social enterprise that addresses needs identified by women in the North Simcoe, Ontario area who have experienced violence. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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QCare Health with Shilan (Shelly) Sedighi. Air Date: January 16, 2022
Shelly is the founder of QCare Health, a group of Canadian companies working for and collaborating with a network of researchers, physicians and pharmaceutical companies. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Real Ideas with Lindsey Hall. Air Date: November 10, 2021
Lindsey is the Chief Executive of Real Ideas, a UK-based company that is passionate about finding solutions to social problems, creating and supporting real and lasting change for individuals, communities and organizations. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Rotary Radio UK with Steve Wood. Air Date: March 8, 2022
Steve Wood is the CEO of Rotary Radio UK, an online radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day from its station in Kent. Its goal is to entertain, spread the news of Rotary successes, raise the Rotary profile and encourage potential members to join the cause of 'Service Above Self'. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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Servo Annex with Sulemann Ahmed. Air Date: August 18, 2021
Sulemann is Co-Founder of Servo Annex, where he and his wife Khadija Cajee provide hands-on coaching to senior executives on how to use all digital platforms, social media and mobile tools. They are also involved with Companion ChampionsNo-Fly List Kids, and other initiatives that give back to community. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Snow Peak Cold Brew with Penny Cardelli
Penny is the co-founder and owner of Snow Peak Cold Brew, producing and selling cold brew coffee and tea products with her brothers in the Windsor area while she finishes her math degree. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev Lynne Donovan. Air Date: August 18, 2021
Rev Lynne Donovan is the minister at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Picton, Ontario, which has a unique approach to ministry and church programs. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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The Canvas Cafe with Ruth Rogers. Air Date: November 29, 2021
Ruth is the founder of the Canvas, a vegan cafe, creative venue, and community hub that unites people with space and support to solve local problems and make life better for everyone in the community. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

The Client Catchers and Study Space with Darnel Francois. Air Date: July 7, 2021
Darnel is a business designer with The Client Catchers, a company that helps other companies to create a long-term creative brand experience and meaningful solutions for clients/users. He is also on the team developing Study Space.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

The Compass with Michael Giguere. Air Date: March 8, 2022
Michael is the Chair of The Compass, which offers people a safe space, immediate assistance with food, and practical and spiritual support to the challenges that often come along with a low income. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

Trails Youth Initiatives with Melissa Woodward. Air Date: November 10, 2021
Melissa is President at Trails Youth Initiatives, which helps youth to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

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United Church Supports Social Innovation. Air Date: February 21, 2020
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  

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YZED Projects with Wendy Morrison. Air Date: March 26, 2021
Wendy is the founder and CEO of YZED Projects, a social enterprise that helps impact organizations in the Yukon to do their work as effectively as possible. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Geenees with Libi Berenson. Air Date: December 8, 2020
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 websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Shanta Sundarason, Social Innovator. Air Date: May 7, 2020
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 

Stone Soup Network with Rev Alexa Gilmour. Air Date: June 25, 2020
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Firefly Junction with Sandra Stewart. Air Date: January 16, 2021
Sandra provides public relations and marketing services to small, medium and large businesses, including developing corporate social responsibility strategy for non-profits, profits and charities. Visit Firefly Junction for more details. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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About Space Designs with Manina Murphy. Air Date: Air Date: October 10, 2020
About Space Designs is a social enterprise, founded by Manina, that uses evidence-based design in residential and commercial situations. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Disability Desk with Jeremy Opperman. Air Date: April 22, 2022
Jeremy is a disability consultant and the creator of Disability Desk, an information resource service for anyone interested in, curious about or struggling with disability-related issues. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Emerge Virtual Care with Paulo Meneghel. Air Date: May 4, 2021
Paulo developed Emerge Virtual Care, a platform for patients to seek medical care and for doctors to provide better care to patients. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Evolve Business Advisory with Tom Greenwood. Air Date: January 15, 2022
Tom is the founder, President and CEO of Evolve Business Advisory, a global, hands-on business advisory that works alongside companies to help increase their revenue, expand their business, and set them up for success. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Gift’d by Natasha with Natasha Morris. Air Date: January 31, 2021
Gift’d by Natasha is a social enterprise that provides gift bags and swag for personal and corporate events. Find out more on the company’s Instagram account. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Ignite Management with Tom Watson. Air Date: January 26, 2022
Tom is the founder and President of Ignite Management, which helps businesses do strategic planning and builds and delivers customized leadership programs for individuals, teams, and organizations. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Imaginable Solutions with Lianna Genovese. Air Date: May 20, 2021
Lianna, an engineering student at McMaster University, has developed Guided Hands, which is assistive technology to enables people with limited hand function to write, paint, draw, and use a touchscreen device. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Inspiring Communities with Louise Adongo. Air Date: April 22, 2022.
Louise is the Executive Director of Inspiring Communities, an organization that is strengthening collaborative change efforts in Atlantic Canada. Louise's daughter also participated in this interview! Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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İstasyonTEDÜ with Sinem Gökçe. Air Date: Oct 1, 2021
Sinem Gökçe, the Projects Coordinator of İstasyonTEDÜ in Ankara, Turkey, is a writer, consultant, social innovator, and project manager expert. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Larch Wood Canada with Liam O'Rourke. Air Date: November 5, 2021
Liam is a social entrepreneur and the General Manager of Larch Wood Canada, a small company specializing in handmade wooden end-grain kitchen cutting boards, countertops, flooring, and more. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Lucky Iron Fish with Dr. Gavin Armstrong. Air Date - March 31, 2022.
Gavin Armstrong is the CEO of Lucky Iron Fish, a social enterprise that's tackling the worldwide health issue of iron deficiency in a simple, effective, and unique way. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Mama's Creation Foods with Rebecca Bakare. Air Date: April 27, 2022.
Rebecca is the founder of Mama's Creation Foods, a non-profit social enterprise that inspires people to include nutrient-rich African botanicals in their lifestyle while giving visibility to African women producers and enabling their financial independence. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

My Pass Kit: Mental health with Tina Chan. Air Date: May 13, 2020
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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify

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Next Vista with Rushton Hurley. Air Date: December 1, 2021
Rushton is the founder of Next Vista For Learning, which provides a library of free educational videos made by and for teachers and students everywhere. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Roto-Static with Jeff Morris
Jeff Morris owns several franchises of Roto-Static, a carpet and upholstery cleaning company that sponsors minor sports teams and the Senior Citizens Olympics in Ballantrae, and also does work with Yellow Brick House. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

Rumie-Learn with Tariq Fancy. Air Date: October 19, 2021
Tariq is the founder and CEO of Rumie-Learn, which is a digital collection of short learning experiences (called Bytes) that focus on building transferable career and life skills. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Steve Chappelle Communications with Steve Chappelle
Steve teaches people about social media usage and its connection to privacy, safety, reputation and finances. Visit his website to find out more about him. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify.

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Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-op with Reba Plummer. Air Date: April 20, 2021
Reba has worked at Urbane Cyclist, which sells and services bikes for cyclists in the Toronto area, for 20 years. As an employee of the Co-op, she is also an owner! Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcast, and Spotify

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Volta with Martha Casey. Air Date: April 1, 2022
Martha is the CEO of Volta, a non-profit in Atlantic Canada created by founders for founders, to help startups navigate the common barriers technology-enabled companies often experience by providing resources and training opportunities. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, and Spotify.

Has your organization considered giving back to community by developing and implementing a social innovation innovation? Here are some ideas that others have tried and had success with!

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Community Innovation Hub with Carla Langhorst and Colleen Lowrie. Air Date: November 16, 2019
Interview with Carla Langhorst and Colleen Lowrie, igniters of the Community Innovation Hub. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

Corporate Social Responsibility. Air Date: November 16, 2019
A discussion of 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 websiteGoogle Podcasts, or Spotify.

COVID-19 Positivity: Acts of Kindness. Air Date: April 4, 2020
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

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Key Social Innovation Terms. Airdate: November 15, 2019
A discussion of important terms like social innovation, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, with examples. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Neighbourliness and Giving Back. Air Date: November 16, 2019
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

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Podcast Introduction. Airdate: November 14, 2019
Host Peter Miller introduces the podcast and talks about the origins of its name. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify.

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