Give Back Economy

COVID-19 POSITIVITY

Acts of Kindness

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

There are many random acts of kindness that can take place even during the pandemic. This podcast addresses this with several examples.

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Rural on Purpose

Mary Doyle

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

Rural on Purpose We are entering a new phase in human development and rural communities have a critical role to play. If we are paying close attention we’ll see the openings, the opportunities and the solutions to human problems that only functioning rural communities can provide.

If we look even further out we’ll see the awesome responsibility that we have to provide these solutions.

Yesterday we valued and marketed ourselves based on our proximity to urban centres. Tomorrow cities will be valued based on their proximity to nature and functioning, healthy rural regions - not the other way around.

It all begins with fearlessly optimistic people contributing their talents and ideas to build healthy, happy and whole communities.

https://www.ruralonpurpose.com/index

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Agrihood

Simon

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

Simon introduces you to a new approach using space for agriculture inside and outside of buildings, including communities of faith.

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New Step 4 u

Marina

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

The company fosters creative exploration and self-expression. From overcoming adversity to discovering new passions and inspiration in life, our unique programs create real results.

https://newstep4u.com/

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Newmakit

Derroll

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

NewMakeIt is a beautiful, spacious, multi-functional coworking and makerspace shared facility in Newmarket, Ontario. As the only industrial and digital workshops, training, and coworking facility of its kind in York Region, we’re helping inventors, visionaries, and innovators across York Region, in Toronto, and throughout the Greater Toronto Area achieve their goals while changing the way people work.

http://www.newmakeit.com/

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Winged Canvas Art Hub

Fei Lu

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

The Winged Canvas Art Hub in central Markham recently celebrated five years of creativity at their gallery/studio/art class facility on Bullock Drive.

https://www.wingedcanvas.com/

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UC supports social innovation

Rob and Joshua

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

Rob Dalgleish and Joshua Fernandez from the innovation team talk about their experiences and and their experience in innovation at the United Church.

https://edge-ucc.ca/about-us/

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Project Restore FIBI

Aisha Francis

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Project Restore FIBI Incarceration is a deep and complex issue; and it can be hard to truly grasp if not personally experienced. In 2004, Aisha, the founder of Project: Restore FIBI, and her family were a family deeply impacted by incarceration. In her own words, “My children and I had not committed any crimes ourselves, yet our lives were irreversibly turned upside down. We were physically, emotionally, socially and psychologically thrust into the very cruel world of “justice” which unapologetically served up chaos, judgment, limited support, financial hardship and shame.

https://www.restorefibi.com/

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Indigenous Social Enterprises

Ed Champion and Stephen Jackson

For more information www.communityinnovationhub.org

This podcast involves interviews with two indigenous social entrepreneurs Ed Champion from http://smartvillages.ca/ and

Stephen Jackson from https://aocan.org/

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Episode Notes

This episode shows how small, medium and large businesses, as well as non profits and charities can give back to the community through small or large actions or programs or support. Financial, in-kind and volunteer support can be provided. There are significant measurable benefits available.

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2019