21 episodes

Responsible Disruption is a podcast that explores the intersection of social innovation and design. This podcast aims to bring listeners on a journey of discovery and conversation as the hosts delve into the latest thinking and trends in these areas. From interviews with leading social innovators and designers to in-depth discussions on the design process and its applications, this podcast is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration for anyone interested in creating positive change in the world. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, tune in and join the hosts as they explore the power of design to drive social impact.

The Social Impact Lab (The SIL) is a collaboration between J5, a service design studio and United Way of Calgary and Area. The SIL pairs J5’s design methodology and United Way’s connection to the community to cultivate innovation and growth in the social sector in Calgary.

Responsible Disruption The Social Impact Lab

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Responsible Disruption is a podcast that explores the intersection of social innovation and design. This podcast aims to bring listeners on a journey of discovery and conversation as the hosts delve into the latest thinking and trends in these areas. From interviews with leading social innovators and designers to in-depth discussions on the design process and its applications, this podcast is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration for anyone interested in creating positive change in the world. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, tune in and join the hosts as they explore the power of design to drive social impact.

The Social Impact Lab (The SIL) is a collaboration between J5, a service design studio and United Way of Calgary and Area. The SIL pairs J5’s design methodology and United Way’s connection to the community to cultivate innovation and growth in the social sector in Calgary.

    Season 1 Finale

    Season 1 Finale

    In the Season 1 finale of Responsible Disruption, hosts Monique, James, and Sydney come together to reflect on the highlights from their inaugural season. They discuss their favourite moments and share lessons learned. You will also see what's in store for Season 2. It's a heartfelt and inspiring wrap-up to an exciting first season.
     
    Topics discussed in this episode.
    Shane Yu 
     
    Episodes discussed.
    From Ideas to Impact with James Stauch, Executive Director for the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and Bethany White, Evaluation Manager from United Way of Calgary and Area.
    Assessing the Impact with Janis Galloway, Community Impact Officer from Alberta Ballet and Joy Bowen-Eyre, Chief Executive Officer at The Alex Community Health Centre.
    Systems Design and Doing with Roland Harwood, CEO and Founder of Liminal and the Climate Tech Supercluster.
    Collaborative Partnerships with Anne Smith, President of J.A. Smith Research & Consulting Services Inc. and Karen McDonald, Executive Director of Sage.
    Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round with Tim Fox, VP of Indigenous Relations and Equity Strategy from The Calgary Foundation, Angela Houle, Assistant Principle from the Calgary Catholic School District and Sarena Provost, Indigenous Manager from the YMCA.
    Disruption Proof with Brant Cooper, author of Disruption Proof and founder of Moves the Needle.
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.

    • 25 min
    Planet Youth

    Planet Youth

    James explores the journey of Planet Youth with Margrét Lilja Gudmundsdottir, Chief Knowledge Officer of Planet Youth and Jason Lidberg, Director of Planet Youth at United Way of Calgary and Area. Planet Youth is a research consultancy that runs a guidance program in adolescent substance use prevention with communities, towns, and cities worldwide. Originating in Iceland to combat rising substance use, the program's holistic approach involved collaboration among schools, parents, and communities. We delve into its implementation in Calgary, where tailored strategies will enhance local youth's well-being and resilience, empowering them to live their best lives and showcasing the power of adapting evidence-based models to local contexts for fostering healthier youth communities.
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.
     

    • 49 min
    A Human Journey

    A Human Journey

    In this episode, host Monique Blough is joined by Alka Merlin, Director of Communications and External Relations from Immigrant Services Calgary, a key partner in the Gateway initiative. Discover how this collaborative effort of over 75 for-profit and non-profit organizations is transforming the digital landscape to enhance the immigrant experience in Calgary. From settling in the country to accessing essential services, we explore how an innovative digital solution can make a meaningful impact on newcomers' lives.
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.   

    • 46 min
    Futures Thinking

    Futures Thinking

    In this podcast episode, host Sydney Johnson engages in a thought-provoking conversation with futures thinker Jeny Mathews-Thusoo, Program Lead of Resilience & Futures at The City of Calgary. The discussion revolves around the fascinating concept of futures thinking, which involves the exploration of possible scenarios and signals that may shape our future. They delve into various aspects of this field, including its significance, methodologies, and real-world applications. Jeny shares insights and strategies for individuals and organizations to become more adept at futures thinking, ultimately preparing for an uncertain and rapidly changing world. This engaging episode offers a valuable glimpse into the art of anticipating and shaping the future.
     
    Topics discussed in this episode.
    Institute for the Future
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.
     

    • 53 min
    Disruption Proof

    Disruption Proof

    In this captivating episode of our podcast, we dive deep into the world of disruption-proofing your business and mindset with renowned author Brant Cooper, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking book "Disruption Proof." Join us as we explore Brant's insights, strategies, and wisdom on how to thrive in an ever-changing world. Brant Cooper, a leading voice in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation, shares his journey to becoming a globally recognized author, speaker, and Founder of Moves the Needle. He discusses the fundamental principles from his book that are essential for businesses and individuals to survive and thrive amidst constant disruption.
     
    Topics discussed in this episode.
    Moves the Needle
    Disruption Proof
    Moves the Needle Courses
    Get in touch with Brant at brant@brantcooper.com
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.   

    • 51 min
    Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round

    Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round

    This episode delves into the profound journey of honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the importance of continuing the learning journey throughout the year. We explore the deeper meaning behind this important commemoration, shedding light on how it extends beyond a single day on the calendar. Our guests, Tim Fox, VP of Indigenous Relations and Equity Strategy from The Calgary Foundation, Angela Houle, Assistant Principle from the Calgary Catholic School District and Sarena Provost, Indigenous Manager from the YMCA, share inspiring stories and practical insights on how individuals and communities can embrace the spirit of reconciliation year-round, promoting healing, understanding, and meaningful change. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of sustained commitment to truth and reconciliation.
     
    Topics discussed in this episode. 
    Little Bird
    We Were Children
    Bones of Crows
    CJWE (881.1 FM)
    The Conversation
    Is Everyone Really Equal
     
     
    In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.

    • 59 min

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