Category: Podcast

EP22 Digging Deeper: Correcting Radical Wrongs in Canada

In episode 22, we continued digging deeper into some topics from season 1 and 2.  There’s something decidedly different about next week’s federal election: it’s the first time we’re going in with our eyes wide open. To the existence of racism and discriminatory systems, to the ugly history of this country’s residential schools and to […]

#19 – Allyship manual: The two mindset shifts critical to genuine allyship

In the second of a 3-episode arc on allyship, this week we cover the two key practices for shifting to inclusion by default. In the final episode of this arc, we will break down a few tactical things everyone can do toward being a true ally, but this week it’s all about the mindset shift that has to come first. 

#17 – Identity, inviting feedback and influencing through persuasion with Romesh Hettiarachchi

Romesh Hettiarachchi, commercial lawyer at B&I Legal Counsel, has a wonderful way of breaking down identity into a conversation between the individual and community. And so, the formation of an authentic identity does require being open to and even inviting input from a diverse set of external advisors. In sharing his decision to exclude his […]

#16 – Ageism, assumptions and asking with kindness with Jacqui D’Eon

Jacqui D’Eon, founder and owner of Jade Communications, and the author of stuff happens, joins us for an honest conversation around ageism in the workplace. As an educator and a professional with over three decades of experience, Jacqui sees both ends of the age spectrum everyday. Jacqui’s message is clear: move past the assumptions already. […]

#15 – Colonialism, co-creation and courageous action with Ben Borne

We were joined by Ben Borne, a descendant of yellow quill First Nation and co-founder of Symmetry PR. Ben shared how he came to understand his Indigenous identity and his own privilege while discovering first-hand the realities and barriers that indigenous people face in Canada.