Fasten Your Seatbelts

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2020 has been difficult, there’s no question about it, but we’re here to celebrate the good that came of it - because there was also plenty of that. 👍  Steven and Crystal were thrilled to meet up with a few of their favourite people from th
This episode we are talking with Janelle Benjamin, Founder and CEO of All Things Equitable, a firm that addresses inequities in the workplace for all historically marginalized groups. This is an interview you don’t want to miss, beginning wit
This week we had a fabulous interview with Jessica van Thiel (left) and Shivani Singh (right) of Pathfinder. Their mission is a 3-pronged approach, working with social entrepreneurs, academia and policy makers to protect and enable the world’
This week Crystal & Steven chatted with Dale McDermott Chief Operating Officer for the CGLCC, an organization focused on bringing LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs together from across Canada with the aim of supporting them to become even more successful.
Chris Marquis is a Professor at Cornell University teaching Sustainable Global Enterprise. He is a prolific writer, having just published his latest book, "Better Business: How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism". Join Crystal & Steve
Joining Steven and Crystal in the cockpit this week is one of Canada's OG sustainability proponents, Bob Willard. With 6 books and over 1300 public speaking engagements to his credit, not to mention a PhD in sustainability, this is the guy to
Our interview this week with Political Theorist & Author, David Moscrop, covered a lot of terrain, including some of his writing on the WE charity scandal, as well as the Federal Government’s response to supporting small businesses during and
  This episode is one that you don’t want to miss! 🤔 Crystal and Steven engage with Annamie Paul, Candidate for the Green Party of Canada, on issues of Canadian systemic racism, indigenous history and colonialism, the path to a green economy,
A fascinating and heartfelt conversation with Amita Kuttner. Amita holds a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics, as well as being a candidate for Leader of the Green Party of Canada. This interview swings from a philosophical perspective on the
  A fascinating conversation this week with Michael Smith, co-founder of the newly formed Save Small Business which is currently tackling the government’s Rent Relief Programme. Are landlords being stubborn in refusing to sign on? What needs t
  This week we connected with Darcy Higgins, a food, community, and sustainability advocate and consultant in Toronto. He’s also a Partner at Building Roots which exists to enable people to create socially cohesive communities, while envisioni
  Do you have a green thumb? Has self-isolation inspired you to get outside and start digging? This episode we caught up with horticulturist extraordinaire, Lisa Giroday, Co-Founder of Victory Gardens in Vancouver, who's been quite a busy bee
  Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, Organic India USA was unwaveringly committed to elevating environmental stewardship beyond “sustainable” and "community focused" – incorporating biodynamic, regenerative farming practices and prioritizing t
  Steven and Crystal take a slight detour from their usual business focus to check in on the kids. Dr. Kelly Blanchette, Ph.D. C.Psych. - Clinical Psychologist who works out of The Possibilities Clinic and FLEX Psychology, joins the Co-Pilots
  In the midst of a global pandemic that has brought us all to a standstill, travel is probably one of 2 things -- all you think about, or the furthest thing from your mind. This week, Steven and Crystal pull up a virtual seat with Mikey Sadow
  On this episode of FYS, Steven chats with Shea Sinnott, Senior Programs Manager at Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), Climate Ventures & Earth Tech. Steven & Crystal also expose some personal truths about the perils of Zoom calls in the age
  Join us this week with Dr. Dave from Grassroots Aid Partnership! Steven and Crystal were thrilled to chat with him and hear about the great work his organization is doing in Asheville, North Carolina and in 14 other locations around the USA
  Jeff Golfman is considered to be a pioneer in the Sustainable Development movement. In 1990 he started the Blue Box curbside recycling program in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1998, Golfman and actor Woody Harrelson co-founded Prairie Paper, whose
Steven and Crystal here! As global citizens and small business owners, we are experiencing a lot of...well...stuff right now, and we know you are too. We wanted to create a special episode (maybe a few of them) to discuss the current COVID-19
  Meet Dr Katie Thomson-Aitken! As a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in anxiety and mental health, she holds a wealth of knowledge about the plague of anxiety facing North American culture, and how we can overcome it. Join us as we dive into
  We've got Dave Borins, from Bullfrog Power, chatting with Crystal about the constants he's had in his eclectic work life, and how a broken nose helped him make a significant career jump!  This twisty turny episode also touches on raising the
This episode is all about Diversity & Inclusion. Steven interviews Julie Savaria a specialist in D&I, and Crystal & Steven also chat about their own lived experiences. Julie Savaria is an academic and someone who also works with corporations
Today's episode is a power hour(ish) you don't want to miss.  Steven and Crystal are talking organizational dysfunction and goat yoga, and are joined by two women working to create social good in two very different ways. Annette Dubreuil is
We're taking off!  In this, their inaugural episode, Steven and Crystal are joined by two of their favourites in the social innovation sphere - both are storytellers by nature who are using stories and relationships to build connections withi
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