Episode 5 – Agency Spotlight: Catholic Youth Organization

by Scott Gallagher on November 12, 2019 Comments Off on Episode 5 – Agency Spotlight: Catholic Youth Organization

Episode 5 – Agency Spotlight: Catholic Youth Organization

Mike sits down with John Spatazzo, Executive Director, and Karen Hartnett, Director of Marydale Park Operations & Fund Development, at Catholic Youth Organization. They dive into how CYO’s “Every child deserves to play” commitment drives user-centered program design. Their conversation includes inclusive programming and barriers to access; the importance of fostering youth leadership; and what it means to be a part of the United Way community, as an agency with more than 60-years of United Way funding.

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Episode 4 – What are Behavioural Insights?

by Scott Gallagher on October 15, 2019 Comments Off on Episode 4 – What are Behavioural Insights?

Guest: Sasha Tregebov, Director, BIT Canada

Description: Mike sits down with Sasha Tregebov, Director of BIT Canada, for an in depth conversation about behavioural insights; what they are; how they can benefit our society; and how the social service sector can apply them. They also explore nudge unites and choice architecture.

 

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Special Episode – Impact Report Launch

by Scott Gallagher on August 29, 2019 Comments Off on Special Episode – Impact Report Launch

In addition to the unveiling of the Impact Report to donors, dignitaries and community leaders, a panel of community champions discussed the importance of collaboration between agencies and best ways to tackle local issues such as poverty, homelessness, senior isolation, hunger, mental illness while improving the outcomes for children and youth in the region.

Panelists:

  • Brad Park, President and CEO United Way Halton & Hamilton
  • Deirdre Pike, Senior Social Planner, Social Planning and Research Council
  • Christina Gallimore, Manager, Quality and Service Integration, Halton Region
  • Ted Hildebrand, Director, Social Planning, Community Development Halton 

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Episode 2 – Cam’s Story

by Scott Gallagher on August 28, 2019 Comments Off on Episode 2 – Cam’s Story

Mike sits down with Cam Galindo, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Trustee for Wards 9 & 10, previous United Way supported program recipient, and current impact speaker. Mike learns about Cam’s journey from Colombia to Canada and how the support of United Way helped change the trajectory of his life.

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Episode 1 – Maintenance vs Innovation

by United Way Halton and Hamilton on July 11, 2019 Comments Off on Episode 1 – Maintenance vs Innovation

This Podcast is not for Profit: our sector is full of big hearts, tiny budgets, and audacious goals. Join us as we explore the forces shaping the non-profit sector, speak to experts and innovators, and share stories from the front lines of the fight to end hunger, poverty, and create more inclusive communities.

NOTE: When Mike mentioned Alternatives for Youth went through a merger it was intended to be they went through a shared space model of integrated service provision.

This episode’s guests:

Jennifer Loker, Vice President, Resource Development, United Way Halton & Hamilton

Michael Shaen, CEO, The Centre for Collaboration

Penny Burley, Executive Director, Alternatives for Youth

Sasha Tregebov, Principal Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team Canada

Karen Hartnett, Director, Camp Marydale & Marydale Park Operations, Catholic Youth Organization

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