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Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com
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The Discovery Pod features conversations with leaders in non-profit/social sector. Join former CEO Douglas Nelson as he talks with CEOs, Board Chairs, Founders and other senior leaders about how they got started in the sector, how they work with their boards, and what remains to be done. As Managing Director of The Discovery Group, a philanthropy and governance consulting firm based in Vancouver, BC., Doug understands the complexity of leading organizations and institutions and the challenge ...
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Today's Opportunity Spotlight dives into the world of The Alex, Calgary's leading community health centre. Joy Bowen-Eyre, CEO, joins us to explore how they provide vital health and social services to vulnerable populations, from youth to seniors. Hear from Joy about their mission to make a real difference in people's lives. We also uncover the uni…
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On today's episode Douglas Nelson, host, speaks with Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital & Community Health Foundation, about her organization's innovative approach to improving healthcare. The conversation highlights the importance of building a strong board, fostering a supportive team environment and partnering with community member…
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The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley was born from a personal experience and a community need. Founded ten years ago, it aimed to build a local hospice facility after a resident faced long travel distances for end-of-life care. Now, the Society has grown from a volunteer-run to a fundraising campaign to build the hospice, expanding palliat…
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When it comes to mothers, ensuring their well-being and empowerment is crucial for the health of our entire society. Enter Mothers Matter Canada, a national charity dedicated to making this a reality. In this episode, Douglas Nelson warmly welcomes Amy Robichaud, CEO of Mothers Matter Canada, as she sheds light on their mission and shares insights …
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Barbara Grantham, CEO of Care Canada, is back on the show to discuss the challenges and rewards of transitioning from leading a regional organization to a global one. Barbara reflects on the evolution of her role, emphasizing the shift from local to international leadership and the complexities she has faced. She shares insights into Care Canada's …
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The UHN Foundation is a global leader in healthcare innovation, and a critical part of that capability is the support given by philanthropic donors. Stepping into her new role as CEO, Julie Quenneville makes sure that donors and prospects understand the measurable impact they’re making with their generous gifts. In this conversation, she shares how…
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Attention all nature enthusiasts and conservation heroes! Join us for an exciting episode of Opportunity Spotlight featuring Allison Colina, the passionate VP of Development, Marketing, and Communications of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Immerse yourself in the inspiring culture that drives Pacific Salmon Foundation's mission to protect and restor…
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On today's episode Sharlene Rutherford, CEO, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, joins Douglas Nelson, host, to discuss her leadership journey and the creation of the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation. In this episode, she walks us through the challenges of running both organizations, including engaging donors and boards to buy into their initiati…
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Anxiety disorders have increased dramatically over the past several years. Today we speak with a leader who is making a difference in helping Canadians who are struggling with anxiety. Judith Law, CEO of Anxiety Canada, joins host Douglas Nelson, to share the role anxiety plays in our communities and the commitment Anxiety Canada has made in provid…
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The story of One Girl Can goes deeper than the transformative power it has had on the lives of girls in underserved communities of Kenya. It’s also an entrepreneurial story, a tale of how one woman used her business acumen and organizational gifts to build an organization that truly makes a difference. Lotte Davis, Founder, One Girl Can, joins Doug…
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Melissa From, the CEO and President of Calgary Food Bank, joins Douglas Nelson, host, as she candidly shares the experience of taking over a from a long-serving legacy leader. She delves into the principles she follows in building the management team to lead the organization to its new chapter. Melissa From also explains how she aligns the board an…
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Discover the secrets to maintaining a team dedicated to your organization's mission and values with our special guest today, Brian Bowman, AVP, Advancement, at SAIT. In this conversation, Brian Bowman sheds light on the challenges of cultivating a culture of retention within an organization as well as the essential elements required to foster a tea…
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A thriving community is built upon the well-being of its children. SickKids Foundation supports Canada’s largest research-intensive children's hospital and is responsible for improving the health of countless children. In this enlightening episode, Jennifer Bernard, CEO & President of SickKids Foundation, shares her leadership journey, how she has …
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The arts opens pathways for young people to develop enriching lives. In this episode, Paul Larocque, the CEO and President of Arts Umbrella, takes us into the growth of Arts Umbrella and how it has stayed true to its purpose in engaging youth in arts education. He also reveals the importance of having extraordinary leadership in fulfilling the miss…
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The Sarah McLachlan School Of Music offers an inclusive barrier-free musical program to more than a thousand kids. Dan Cleland, Executive Director, joins Christoph Clodius, VP, The Discovery Group, to discuss an exciting new opportunity at this world-class organization. Now, to support the School’s planned growth and ensure its long-term sustainabi…
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In this episode we dive deep into employment trends and best practices with Christoph Clodius, VP, The Discovery Group. Christoph delves into the issues of recruitment retention and career building while providing insights into what leaders should do to recruit qualified and committed employees and board members. Before you look for a job, listen t…
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In today's episode of The Discovery Podcast we bring you into the financial back office of a social profit organization. Douglas Nelson welcomes Omar Visram, the CEO and Co-Founder of Enkel Backoffice Solutions, to take us into the delicate and essential relationship between finance committees, board directors, CEOs and CFOs. Omar talks about how l…
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For the past 23 years, CanadaHelps has been the leading online platform for charitable donations, assisting Canadians in discovering and supporting causes close to their hearts. Join Douglas Nelson in conversation with Duke Chang, the CEO and President of CanadaHelps, as they delve into the organization's pivotal role in the sector. Duke shares ins…
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In this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, Adrienne Skinner, Executive Director of Development at UBC Okanagan, joins Christoph Clodius to discuss an exciting new leadership role - Associate Director of Development. UBC Okanagan campus has the remarkable advantage of having a world-class university in the Okanagan, an unparalleled experience in Cana…
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In this episode, Teresa Virani, the Executive Director of Philanthropy, Nicola Wealth, discusses the main pillars of Nicola Wealth, the significance of corporate philanthropy, and the changes it has undergone. She emphasizes the importance of presenting a positive story to attract attention and donations for their cause and sheds light on how Nicol…
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Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare philanthropy, visionary leadership serves as the compass towards a brighter and healthier future for all. Kelly Cole, President and CEO of Sunnybrook Foundation, joins Douglas Nelson, host, to share insights into her journey from post-secondary to healthcare. Together, they dive into Sunnybrook Found…
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On this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, Dominic Rockall, CEO, Clements Centre for Families, joins Christoph Clodius to discuss an exciting new role, Director of Development. Clements Centre for Families is creating a community in which all individuals are included, valued, and celebrated, supporting people “from twinkle to twilight” - living with…
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Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario is improving Ontario’s mental health and addiction services for youth by providing the right services at the right time through an impressive a network of 22 hubs. In this episode, Dr. Jo Henderson, Executive Director of Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario, discusses how the organization balances program fidelity and community c…
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Foundry is revolutionizing mental health treatment for young people by taking a holistic approach. In this episode, we have Dr. Steve Mathias, Executive Director, discuss the pioneering work of Foundry, a groundbreaking initiative in British Columbia that is leading the way of how young people receive mental health care. Dr. Steve Mathias speaks wi…
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Reflecting on 2023: Where others see weakness, we find strength. In the social profit sector, challenges are opportunities, diversity is power, and authenticity builds lasting impact. Join us for a special year-end episode where our Host, Douglas Nelson, and our Director of Communications & Producer, Alex Wilson, take a look back at the remarkable …
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What does it take to build a next-level social profit organization? Dr. Chris Lambert, CEO and Founder of the Detroit based Life Remodeled, joins the podcast to share how he built an innovative organization through four essential elements: team unity, a compelling vision, a sound strategy, and efficient execution. In his book, Next Level Nonprofit,…
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Created by the Houssian family in 2005, The Houssian Foundation is one of the few private foundations that practices trust-based philanthropy. Douglas Nelson, host, is joined by Mira Oreck, Executive Director, to discuss how she is leading the foundation through the lens of trust and partnership. She talks about the foundation’s three portfolios an…
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Granting wishes isn't just about creating moments; it's about igniting a lifetime of hope, one heartfelt dream at a time. Join us in exploring Make-A-Wish Canada with Christie Buono, the dedicated Chapter Director of BC & Yukon. In this episode, Christie shares her magical journey from the high-stakes world of sports marketing to the heartwarming a…
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Plastic waste is undeniably one of the greatest problems we are facing today. Despite this, efforts at mitigating this problem are uneven across the globe, especially when you factor in poverty levels. This dual problem of addressing plastic pollution and poverty makes the task even more crucial. This is where the Plastic Bank Foundation comes in. …
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Our youth is the catalyst for change. But what kind of future will we have if the catalyst of change grows in an environment flooded with insecurities, violence, and trauma? In this episode, Trenton Alenik, the CEO of Inspiring Children Foundation, joins Douglas Nelson, host, to share his personal story of overcoming adversity to becoming the CEO o…
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The recently opened Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver celebrates the contributions and sacrifices of Chinese Canadian communities across the country. The museum’s CEO Dr. Melissa Lee joins Christoph Clodius to talk about their new role, the Director of Development. She explains the responsibilities of the person who will be hired for this positi…
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Dr. Jane Goodall is the iconic and inspiring figure behind Jane Goodall Institute Canada. As the Founder, she created a better, more sustainable world through a community-centered conservation program. Turning hope into action is Bella Lam, the CEO of Jane Goodall Institute Canada, who takes us into her role in leading an environmental organization…
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Leaders must learn how to conduct their meetings, breakouts, and training sessions not only in an engaging manner, but more importantly, in an effective way. Author and podcaster Beth Cougler Blom is here to discuss facilitating on purpose with Douglas Nelson. She explains how bringing such an approach to your team’s learning experience can revital…
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On this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, Christoph Clodius, host, is joined by Dr. Tahmeena Ali, Board Chair of BC Family Doctors to discuss an exciting new opportunity, Executive Director. Dr. Tahmeena shares the organization's vision, mission and successes as well as the challenges the healthcare system faces. She also dives deep into the impact…
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Turning dreams into reality: where determined optimism meets unwavering action. In this inspiring episode, we have Nisha Anand to dive into the world of Dream.Org, a remarkable organization that’s making waves at the intersection of criminal justice reform and climate change. At the heart of this conversation is Nisha’s unique perspective on leader…
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The fight for reproductive justice is an ongoing struggle that continues to face political and philosophical challenges despite the rise of movements in support of this cause. As the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto, Mohini Datta-Ray is at the forefront of carrying out programs that aim to advance reproductive health and the overall…
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A warrior’s quest to defeat mental illness can be quite tough, especially if you are a lone warrior. But having someone behind your back, providing you with the essential pillars of recovery makes a difference. Leading the quest is Keir Macdonald, the CEO of Coast Mental Health, who brings valuable insights into what it’s like to be a new CEO at on…
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Empowering African youth to thrive against all odds, Asante Africa Foundation pioneers change through education, leadership, and a shared vision for a brighter future. In this episode, Erna Grasz, CEO of Asante Africa Foundation, takes us through the evolution of an organization that's changing lives in East Africa, one community at a time. Erna re…
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Today on Opportunity Spotlight, host Christoph Clodius is joined by the CEO of Beacon Community Services, Tricia Gueulette to discuss a brand new opportunity - Director of Development. Tricia shares her vision for Beacon Community Services and the critical role the Director of Development will play in its future. Tune in now, and find out if this o…
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A community transforms and thrives when everyone's health are top priority. Strengthening that foundation enables children, families, and seniors to thrive in the future. In this enlightening episode, Heidi Worthington, CEO and President of YMCA BC, vividly illustrates efforts to create vibrant and healthy communities by bringing everyone equal acc…
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We are kicking off season 8 with a Canadian icon – the Terry Fox Foundation. In this episode, we are joined by Michael Rossi, the Chair of the Terry Fox Foundation, to discuss the foundation's enduring legacy and the remarkable impact it continues to make in cancer research and treatment. As an experienced leader in both the corporate and social se…
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JDRF has a bold vision of creating a world without suffering from Type 1 diabetes. It does this by funding world-class research that will lead humanity to better management of the disease. In this episode of Opportunity Spotlight, host Christoph Clodius is joined by JDRF Canada VP Development, Kim Lacombe to share JDRF's history, its vision and an …
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Through their unwavering commitment to fundraising for the betterment of healthcare in the South Okanagan region, the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation (SOS Medical Foundation) has bridged the gap between aspiration and realization, channeling our collective strength to build a healthier future for all. In this episode, Peter Steele, th…
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Discover the inspiring world of Royal Roads University as your host Christoph Clodius sits with Rebecca Sharma, the Director of Advancement, to discuss the university's growth, it's ambitious plans and a new role - Manager, Major Gifts. Rebecca shares the dynamic team culture, transformative projects, and the crucial role of equity, diversity, and …
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The Director of Advancement at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School will have the power to kindle the flames of opportunity, spark the spirit of innovation, and lead the way to a future where every student can reach their full potential. Today, we have a special guest Suzanne MacLeod, the Head of School at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School joining host Ch…
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It seems like it was just yesterday when the Discover Pod started and now, we’re down to the final episode of our seventh season! We have gained so much wisdom from our guests who have joined us from around the world sharing their insights, challenges, and successes. What better way to wrap up the season than to reflect on the lessons we have learn…
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On this episode Mike Peters, the CEO of the International Paralympic Committee, joins host Douglas Nelson from Germany to explain the role that his organization plays in the world of sports and inclusion. Mike’s unique experience of being a former athlete and as a highly educated executive, has provided him with the leadership tools to create an ex…
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In the social profit sector, there can be an aversion to the word “profit.” But this week’s guest on The Discovery Pod believes profit is a critical component in addressing societal issues that should not be ignored. Virginia Wilson, CEO of Shared Value Initiative Hong Kong, shares how aligning profit with purpose is a better route for making syste…
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The social profit sector is the backbone of Canadian society. As its champion, Imagine Canada is committed to helping its leaders navigate the challenges and changes they face. In this episode, Bruce MacDonald, CEO of Imagine Canada, joins host Douglas Nelson as he delves into the state of the social profit sector in Canada. With years of experienc…
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