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Impact Conversations is a show about change makers getting things done. 

Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they're reaching them.

Oct 14, 2021

In this episode, Mary Ellen Schaasfma, Director and Co-Founder of the Social Purpose Institute (SPI) at United Way BC, shares the concept of businesses having a social purpose as their reason for being, beyond profit. Over the last 5 years, SPI has been piloting programming to help businesses determine and implement...


Sep 30, 2021

In this episode, Lynn Fergusson and Sally Fazal, Partners at SIA, share their thoughts on the first annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.  

The day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada, and SIA is also recognizing it as a day for reflection and learning.  

To quote our federal...


Sep 16, 2021

In this episode, Mojdeh Cox, Executive Director of London, Ontario’s Pillar Nonprofit Network, shares a new lens she is bringing to the organization:  radical accountability.

She believes the organization (and everyone) needs to first look at ourselves, and hold ourselves accountable for our roles in today’s hot...


Sep 2, 2021

Lee St. James founded Social Robots to apply her tech background to a social issue, close to home.  Not able to spend as much time with her father while seeing the effects of social isolation, she took action.

Through this social enterprise, and with help from an Investment Readiness Program grant from the Community...


Aug 19, 2021

In this episode, Trevor McAlmont, Executive Director of the Macaulay Child Development Centre, shares the importance of providing affordable, universal child care to change the system in Ontario, and Canada.

While directly serving 7000 children and 6000 parents through the multi-service agency, Trevor also invests in...