Giveback Economy Podcast

Did you know that our founder Peter Miller has his own podcast? The Giveback Economy Podcast has been going strong since 2018, interviewing social entrepreneurs and people who are giving back to their communities!

2024

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2023

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There are currently 12 entries in this directory
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Abilities Expo with David Korse. Air Date – May 10, 2023
David runs Abilities Expo, a trade show for products, services and resources for people with disabilities that runs in seven cities each year across America. Great for people with disabilities to connect with the people who can provide them with what they need! Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.


Alice’s Kids with Ron Fitzsimmons. Air Date: February 4, 2023
Ron is the co-founder and Executive Director of Alice’s Kids, an organization that provides grants averaging $100 to school-age children across America identified as being in need of assistance. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Arc Angel Communications with David D’Arcangelo. Air Date: Nov 7, 2023
David is a disability expert with lived experience, and Managing Director of Arc Angel Communications – a public relations firm that helps corporations, government agencies, and institutional organizations enhance their inclusion and diversity goals. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

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Disability Awareness with Alvin Law. Air Date: March 21, 2023
Alvin Law, born with no arms after his mother took thalidomide during pregnancy, has had a career stretching 40 years as a public speaker and broadcaster, Emmy-award winning actor, and musician (multi-instrument). Inducted into both the Canadian Professional Speakers and Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, he is changing the way we view disability today. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.


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Kayla’s Children’s Centre with Mira Lax. Air Date: February 10, 2023
Mira is the Director of Marketing at Kayla’s Children’s Centre, which supports children with a wide range of disabilities and their families. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

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Melly’s Workplace with Aimee and Ellen. Air Date: Feb 21, 2023
Aimee and Ellen founded and run Melly’s Workplace, a program that provides people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with work experience and training in a supportive café and market. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) with Darrin Chatter
Darrin was a victim of a car crash at 65 mph, hit by a driver who was Driving Under the Influence (DUI). He is now very active with MADD, telling his story and giving back back to community. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.


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Neal Squire Society with Chad Leaman. Air Date, Feb 23, 2023.
Chad is the Director of Innovation at the Neal Squire Society, which uses technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with disabilities. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Rising Above Bakery with Shiri Ullrich. Air Date: March 27, 2023.
Shiri’s background includes military service in her native Israel and a career in speech therapy before opening Rising Above Bakery in Nyack, New York. The bakers are mostly young adults with disabilities who learn the ways of the bakery while acquiring valuable life skills, pride, and self-sufficiency. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Shonaquip with Erna van der Westhuizen. Air date: February 2, 2023
Erna is part of the Organisational Leadership Team at Shonaquip, a social enterprise in South Africa with a mission to build ecosystems of inclusion for children with disabilities and their families. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Stop Gap Foundation with Luke Anderson. Air Date: May 22, 2023.
Power wheelchair user Luke Anderson is the co-founder and Executive Director of StopGap Foundation. StopGap helps communities discover the benefit of barrier free spaces and provides support to create them, including helping communities start Community Ramp Projects. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Working with Visually Impaired Children, with Marianne Konij. Air Date: May 26, 2023.
Marianne uses her teaching background to support visually impaired children in Amsterdam, Holland and Cape Town, South Africa. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

2022

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 Abilities Centre with Ross Ste-Croix. Air Date: Dec 1, 2022.
Ross is the General Manager and COO at Abilities Centre, which has a mission to reimagine accessibility and redefine the way Canadians live, work, and play. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


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#Define Yourself with Chris Mitchell. Air Date: Oct 10, 2022
Chris Mitchell is an author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker who wants to provide resources and opportunities for people with disabilities. Visit his website to find out more! Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Able Channel with Brian McCourt. Air Date: Oct 27, 2022
Brian is founder and CEO of Able Channel, the first streaming healthcare service providing credible medical information, important news and inspiring stories of the human spirit all designed to help make people healthier, one story at a time. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

 

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance with David Lepofsky
David is the Chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Alliance, a disability consumer advocacy group that works to support the full and effective implementation of accessibility standards in Ontario. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Accessible Housing Network with Sal Amenta.
Sal Amenta is co-chair of the Accessible Housing Network, a collaboration of over 35 Canadian non-profit organizations advocating for Canadian building codes to be mandated to have all homes built according to Universal Design standards. Check out a recent tv interview, and consider signing the petitions at the Accessible Housing Network website. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

Advocacy and Teaching with Marianne Kooij. Air Date: Feb 2, 2022
Marianne has had a long career teaching visually impaired and blind children in the Netherlands, South Africa, and Tanzania. She also teaches the teachers and does advocacy work. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts..

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Canadian Council of the Blind Toronto Visionaries with Ian White. Air Date: Aug 31, 2022
Ian is the President of the Canadian Council of the Blind Toronto Visionaries, a chapter of the Canadian Council for the Blind. The Canadian Council for the Blind works to improve the quality of life for persons with vision loss through awareness, peer mentoring, socializing, sports, advocacy, health promotion and illness prevention. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Classroom Champions with Steve Mesler. Air Date: December 12, 2022
Steve, a 3-time Olympian, co-founded Classroom Champions, which brings athletes to classrooms, schools and districts to facilitate a powerful Social and Emotional Learning curriculum. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


College of Adaptive Arts with Dr. Pamela Lindsay. Air Date: May 5, 2022.
Dr. Lindsay is the Co-founder and Dean of the College of Adaptive Arts, which provides a lifelong, equitable collegiate experience to adults with special needs who historically have not had access to college education. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts,  Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Community Living Central York with Andrew Fagan. Air Date: Sept 12, 2022 
Andrew is the CEO of Community Living Central York, a non-profit, charitable organization which provides support to people who have an intellectual disability. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


Cyber AI with Jeffrey Pledger and Kyle Rose. Air Date: May 18, 2022
Jeffrey is the CEO and Kyle the VP of Business Development for Cyber AI, which provides customers with tools risk against fraudulent and scamming activities within the B2C and B2B markets of the digital economy. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Disability Advocacy and Research with Maggie Lyons McFarlane. Air Date: July 13, 2022.
Maggie uses her considerable skills to conduct disability advocacy and research. She is the volunteer chair of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), which works for full access to education and employment for disabled post-secondary students and graduates across Canada.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Disability Advocacy with Rain Geiger. Air Date: June 8, 2022
Rain was an educator and is now a disability advocate, supporting her friend and assessing accessibility in the community. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Disability Desk with Jeremy Opperman. Air Date: April 22, 2022
Jeremy is a disability consultant and the creator of Disability Desk, an information resource service for anyone interested in, curious about or struggling with disability-related issues. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Elevate Life Coach with Michelle Kuei. Air Date: Jan 19, 2022.
Michelle is a physically disabled pharmacist, author, speaker,  mountaineer, and the founding life coach of Elevate Life Coaching.  Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Ice Owls Hockey with Wayne St. Denis. Air Date: Oct 27, 2022
Wayne is the president and manager of the Toronto Ice Owls, a hockey team with players who are blind or visually impaired (male and female.) He talks about how the sport has grown nationally and internationally, including a youth team. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.

IDEA Social Innovation Laboratory with Dr. Rebecca Gewurtz and Dr. Emile Tomba. Air Date: Nov 17, 2022
Emile and Rebecca developed the IDEA Social Innovation Laboratory to explore how employers can best hire, employ, and accommodate disabled people with diverse needs. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Kello Inclusive with Katie MacMillan. Air Date: Nov 29, 2022
Katie is the co-founder and COO of Kello Inclusive, a Canadian talent agency a talent agency exclusively representing disabled and visibly different talent with over 50 clients signed to date. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Lizzie Murphy, Pilot. Air Date: July 29, 2022
Lizzy has MS and owns and operates her own airplane as well as working for the Canada Revenue Agency. Check out her web site at https://lizzymcfly.wordpress.com/ Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

LocoLab with Jeremy Poteck. Air Date: July 26, 2022
Jeremy is the founder of both Poteck Power and LocoLab, an alternative accelerator program that provides valuable resources and unbiased seed-funding to unconventional startups. They’re now accepting applicants! Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Music Matters with Kosta Pachneris. Air Date: Nov 4, 2022
Kosta, a young man with cerebral palsy, has a job with a job with a music label, his own music podcast, and a volunteer position with works with the Music Matters program. Music Matters uses music education to help raise kids’ confidence, and resilience while teaching them musical skills to use in its online concerts. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

 

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Nagjyoti Bellapragada. Air Date: Nov 1, 2022
Nagjyoti wears many hats: consultant, writer, educator and advocate, and mother. She gives back to her community in India in many ways. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


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Parasport with Walter Dann. Air Date: January 19, 2022
Disabled from an early age, Walter has participated in parasports at the local, national, and international levels in wheelchair basketball, track and field, and other events. He’s won medals at the Paralympics and Pan American Games, and World Cup, among others. Listen on the podcast web siteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Royal Bank of Canada with Meghan Hines. Air Date: Nov 10, 2022
Meghan is co-chair of the REACH Employee Resource Group at RBC, which works to bring people with disabilities into the inclusion conversation and helps create a workplace where people with disabilities can thrive. She also brings her over 20 years of experience as a para-athlete to and love of powerhockey to her position as co-founder and President of Powerhockey Canada. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Running Steps with Sarah Levis. Air Date: June 3, 2022
Sarah Levis is a freelance writer/editor and nerd-for-hire. She’s been the sole proprietor of Running Steps for the last 10 years. She’s also written a book, was an internationally-known disability blogger, and currently works with the United Church of Canada. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts,  Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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The Learning Place with Bolanle Adewole. Air Date: July 13, 2022
Bolanle is the Founder and CEO of The Learning Place in Lekki, Lagos, which is an inclusive Montessori school for boys and girls age 1 – 12 years old. Its affiliate school, TLP Centre, also teaches students with special needs. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

The War Amps with Bob Maguire. Air Date: Nov 9, 2022
Bob has worked in Public Awareness with The War Amps for 5 years, which has been committed to improving the life of Canadian amputees since 1918. He finds his work very satisfying, especially his work with the Child Amputee Program (CHAMP). Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Toronto Metropolitan University Disability Studies Program with Esther Ignagi & Eliza Chandler. Air Date: July 13, 2022
Esther is the Director and an Associate Professor, and Eliza an Associate Professor, with Toronto Metropolitan University’s Disability Studies Program. The program went from a class of 25 in its opening year in 1999 to being one of the best in its field. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Universal Inclusion with Jacqueline Winstanley. Air Date: Aug 3, 2022
Jaqueline is the founder of Universal Inclusion, an organization committed to helping communities start to see people who face barriers, not as burdens, but as contributing citizens who bring a new and exciting presence to the table. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Walking Spirit with Jeremy Warriner. Air Date: Dec 9, 2022
Jeremy has been advocate for accessibility since 2005.  He shares his unique personal and professional story to help ensure that equality and accessibility is a right and not a privilege and to help everyone live a resilient life. Listen on the podcast website, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

When Words Fail…Music Speaks” Podcast with James Cox. Air Date: Dec 21, 2022
James and his friend Blake talk about hosting the “When Words Fail…Music Speaks” podcast.

2021

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Ability Online with Michelle McClure. Air Date: July 31, 2021
The Ability Online social networking platform provides youth/young adults with disabilities a secure online experience that removes social barriers and promotes independence, respect, acceptance and inclusion. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

Autism House with Robin Hartmann. Air Date: June 1, 2021
Robin and his wife Dineke started Autism House in the Netherlands to meet the needs of their autistic son and others like him. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Dancing with Parkinson’s with Sarah Robichaud. Air Date: January 29, 2021
Dancing with Parkinson’s (DWP) core mission is to bring seniors with Parkinson’s Disease out of isolation and into an artistic community where they can dance and connect with others. DWP now uses Zoom to offer interactive FREE DAILY classes to ALL seniors across the country, to learn while we must social distance. Visit Dancing with Parkinson’s to register. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts

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Enable with Sue Crawford. Air Date: June 7, 2021
Sue is main officer and one of the co-founders of Enable, an organization that matches disabled young people with support workers (some also disabled) based on their shared interests.  Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Imaginable Solutions with Lianna Genovese. Air Date: May 20, 2021
Lianna, an engineering student at McMaster University, has developed Guided Hands, which is assistive technology to enables people with limited hand function to write, paint, draw, and use a touchscreen device. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcasts, and Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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Noah’s Clubhouse with Brigitte Berneche. Air Date: Aug 25, 2021
Brigitte started and runs Noah’s Clubhouse, a charity which provides financial assistance to to families with children with celebral palsy,  in memory of her son Noah, who passed away due to complications with celebral palsy. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle podcastsSpotify, and Apple Podcasts.

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My Pass Kit: Mental health with Tina Chan. Air Date: May 13, 2020
Tina Chan, Founder of PASS Inc., talks mental health, her life and career, and what led her to develop the My Pass Kits. Listen on the podcast websiteGoogle Podcasts, and Spotify