on January 27, 2020 Comments Off on Episode 7: Don Pangman and ArtHouse
Working with more than 50 collaborative partners, ArtHouse has delivered hundreds of cost-free multi-disciplined arts programs to thousands of vulnerable kids. Mike chats with ArtHouse executive director, Don Pangman, about the impact of unleashing creativity and empowering marginalized children and youth to express themselves through the arts. They talk about the links between cognitive development and art, the importance of community collaboration, using the arts as a platform for developing life skills and more. http://www.arthouseonline.org/
on December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Episode 6: Collective Impact with Lynn Fergusson, Social Impact Advisors
Episode 6: Collective Impact with Lynn Fergusson, Social Impact Advisors
Mike sits down with Lynn Fergusson, partner at Social Impact Advisors, and facilitator in the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave program. They dive into a discussion of collective impact: What it is and why it is important. They talk about making the shift from a scarcity to an abundance mindset, and how being clear about and committed to impacts benefits organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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