21 episodes

A podcast devoted to the incredible work of social impact, not for profit and community enterprises.

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A podcast devoted to the incredible work of social impact, not for profit and community enterprises.

    A conversation with Ada Swierszcz - Good Foot Delivery, Toronto

    A conversation with Ada Swierszcz - Good Foot Delivery, Toronto

    This is a repost of a conversation which took place in July 2019

    Imagine you work in Toronto, and need to move a package across the city - who are you going to call?  

    Imagine if there was a business that had their social impact front and centre.  Which made a difference to people's lives and which was competitively priced.

    Well, imagine no more!  

    Check out this fabulous conversation with Ada from Good Foot Delivery to find out who you should be using to send your next package across the city!

    Keep the conversation going:

    Website - www.GoodFootDelivery.com

    Twitter - www.twitter.com/Good_Foot

    Facebook - www.facebook.com/GoodFootDelivery/

    Instagram - www.instagram.com/goodfootdelivery/

    • 15 min
    A conversation with Ryan Fukanaga, Free Geek Toronto

    A conversation with Ryan Fukanaga, Free Geek Toronto

    This is a repost of a discussion that took place in June 2019.  

    Does every piece of technology have its day? Perhaps - but it shouldn't have to!

    Free Geek Toronto are part of an international coalition of Free Geeks, who are breathing new life into unwanted technology. Not only are they making a positive environmental impact by diverting this tech from landfill, but they're making a huge social impact as well.

    How? Listen in to their story with Executive Director Ryan Fukunaga to find out!

    For more info and to keep the conversation going:
    Website - www.freegeektoronto.org/
    Twitter - twitter.com/FreeGeekToronto
    Facebook - www.facebook.com/FreeGeekToronto
    Instagram - www.instagram.com/freegeektoronto/

    • 20 min
    A conversation with Hanna & Morva, CommuniHelp

    A conversation with Hanna & Morva, CommuniHelp

    This is a repost of an episode originally published in May 2019

    Meet Hanna & Morva - fierce founders of CommuniHelp and leaders of a team who are on a mission to change the world of volunteering.

    I'm really excited by what they're building. Not only because it's so scaleable, but because it's helping to meet a huge number of personal and social needs in one slickly designed package.

    In a great conversation, we touch on:
    - The founders' personal stories
    - What makes CommuniHelp different - and why it's needed by a diverse range of audiences
    - Why the business is structured in the way that it is
    - The importance of the mission statement

    Once you've listened, why not sign up to CommuniHelp to start revolutionizing the world, one volunteer relationship at a time?

    Website: communihelp.ca/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/communihelp/about/
    Twitter: twitter.com/communihelp
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/communihelp/

    • 28 min
    A conversation with Abby Stec, Elephant Thoughts

    A conversation with Abby Stec, Elephant Thoughts

    This is a repost of an episode originally shared in December 2018

    Elephant Thoughts is not an obvious name for an education company but, after hearing how it came about, I think you'll agree that it's absolutely perfect.

    Elephant Thoughts describe themselves as 'Education for a changing world', and the projects that they are involved in are varied, vital, and very exciting. Listen in on this great conversation as Abby & I discuss Elephant Thoughts' history, the power of creating community capacity and what granters really look for in an application.

    And don't forget to keep the conversation going!
    Website: www.elephantthoughts.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/Elephantthought
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/elephantthoughts/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/elephant_thoughts/

    Music by Shane Ivers - www.silvermansound.com

    • 21 min
    A conversation with Barry Martin, Hypenotic

    A conversation with Barry Martin, Hypenotic

    This is a repost of an episode originally released in October 2018



    Imagine running an agency which specialises in helping social impact entrepreneurs achieve more.

    Then imagine being a B Corp and holding yourself up to the highest exemplar standards in the social impact space.

    This is Hypenotic and I was privileged to get founder Barry Martin on the podcast for a chat about the company, about the opportunities and challenges in today's social impact space in Ontario and the value of external certification.

    Enjoy - and don't forget to keep the conversation flowing:

    Twitter - twitter.com/hypenoticbam
    LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/barryalexandermartin/
    Website - hypenotic.com/

    Music as always by Shane Ivers, www.silvermansound.com

    • 29 min
    A conversation with Marc Soberano, Building Up

    A conversation with Marc Soberano, Building Up

    This is a repost of an episode originally published September 2018



    Building Up is a fantastic social impact business which exists to help individuals with barriers to employment to get into apprenticeships and careers in the construction trades.

    I've been fortunate to be connected to Marc Soberano (Founder & Executive Director) through social media for some time, so it was a real privilege to interview, discovering more about Building Up and the difference they're making throughout Toronto.

    There's plenty to take away in this episode, as well as a really clear invitation from Marc to connect directly with him to find out more and spread the impact ever further!

    Don't forget to continue following the story, even after listening to the episode!
    Website: www.buildingup.ca/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BuildingUpTO
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/buildingupTO/  

    • 26 min