Responsible Disruption

The Social Impact Lab

Join hosts from The Social Impact Lab on a deep dive into the world of social innovation as we embrace ambiguity and explore how design can be used to create positive social change. Responsible Disruption is a podcast that explores the intersection of social innovation and design. This podcast aims to bring listeners on a journey of discovery and conversation as the hosts delve into the latest thinking and trends in these areas. From interviews with leading social innovators and designers to in-depth discussions on the design process and its applications, this podcast is sure to provide valuable insights and inspiration for anyone interested in creating positive change in the world. So whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started, tune in and join the hosts as they explore the power of design to drive social impact. The Social Impact Lab (The SIL) is a collaboration between J5, a service design studio and United Way of Calgary and Area. The SIL pairs J5’s design methodology and United Way’s connection to the community to cultivate innovation and growth in the social sector in Calgary. For more information, visit www.thesocialimpactlab.com. read less
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Episodes

Season 1 Finale
Dec 13 2023
Season 1 Finale
In the Season 1 finale of Responsible Disruption, hosts Monique, James, and Sydney come together to reflect on the highlights from their inaugural season. They discuss their favourite moments and share lessons learned. You will also see what's in store for Season 2. It's a heartfelt and inspiring wrap-up to an exciting first season.   Topics discussed in this episode. Shane Yu    Episodes discussed. From Ideas to Impact with James Stauch, Executive Director for the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and Bethany White, Evaluation Manager from United Way of Calgary and Area.Assessing the Impact with Janis Galloway, Community Impact Officer from Alberta Ballet and Joy Bowen-Eyre, Chief Executive Officer at The Alex Community Health Centre.Systems Design and Doing with Roland Harwood, CEO and Founder of Liminal and the Climate Tech Supercluster.Collaborative Partnerships with Anne Smith, President of J.A. Smith Research & Consulting Services Inc. and Karen McDonald, Executive Director of Sage.Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round with Tim Fox, VP of Indigenous Relations and Equity Strategy from The Calgary Foundation, Angela Houle, Assistant Principle from the Calgary Catholic School District and Sarena Provost, Indigenous Manager from the YMCA.Disruption Proof with Brant Cooper, author of Disruption Proof and founder of Moves the Needle.     In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.
Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round
Sep 20 2023
Truth & Reconciliation Year-Round
This episode delves into the profound journey of honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and the importance of continuing the learning journey throughout the year. We explore the deeper meaning behind this important commemoration, shedding light on how it extends beyond a single day on the calendar. Our guests, Tim Fox, VP of Indigenous Relations and Equity Strategy from The Calgary Foundation, Angela Houle, Assistant Principle from the Calgary Catholic School District and Sarena Provost, Indigenous Manager from the YMCA, share inspiring stories and practical insights on how individuals and communities can embrace the spirit of reconciliation year-round, promoting healing, understanding, and meaningful change. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of sustained commitment to truth and reconciliation.   Topics discussed in this episode.  Little BirdWe Were ChildrenBones of CrowsCJWE (881.1 FM)The ConversationIs Everyone Really Equal     In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.
Collaborative Partnerships
Sep 6 2023
Collaborative Partnerships
Monique talks with Anne Smith, President of J.A. Smith Research & Consulting Services Inc. and Karen McDonald, Executive Director of Sage, two leading voices behind the transformative initiative Healthy Aging Alberta. The episode delves into the pivotal role of partnerships in driving systemic innovation. Anne and Karen share their experiences and expertise in spearheading Healthy Aging Alberta, a groundbreaking initiative focused on revolutionizing the approach to aging and senior care. Through an intricate web of collaborations, this initiative has redefined how various stakeholders - from seniors, healthcare professionals and community organizations to policymakers and families - work together to create a holistic and forward-thinking ecosystem for senior citizens. Tune in to this captivating episode as we unpack the nuances of partnerships in systems innovation, weaving together a narrative that celebrates the profound impact of collective efforts in reshaping our approach to complex challenges.   In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we would like to honour the truth of our shared history and acknowledge Treaty 7 territory and the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, that includes the Kainai, Siksika, and Piikani First Nations. We acknowledge the traditional lands of the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We would also like to recognize the Métis people, and the Inuit people who have made their home here in Mohk’insstsis, also known as Calgary.