ELLA Thought Leaders
Bringing Big Ideas Home
The Thought Leaders Podcast series was born out of our Generator Event - Human Connections - which brought together world leading experts and local thought leaders to discuss how seemingly unique challenges intersect to become big, unwieldy problems that can be addressed locally. The profound wisdom, intelligence and passion for making change shows what ELLA knows to be true - that we are greater than the sum of our parts.


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Dr. Angel Acosta works to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice & mindfulness. His healing-centred work is illuminating ancient wisdom that just might be the guide to human flourishing. Armed with his insights Dr. Clinton, Ojibway Elder…

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Dr. Dan Siegel calls them VUCA times (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) and during his conversation with Dr. Jean Clinton he spoke about the freedom and possibility that they held for us as a society. The discussion with local thought…

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How We Read Now talks, yes, about screens vs. paper – but so much more. How you read to your children could very well be changed by listening to this discussion. It affected our guests too – Moraa Mochama, a local app developer/writer and Marjorie…

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Our third episode of the Thought Leaders podcast is inspired by the work of Dr. Bruce Perry. Dr. Perry’s work on trauma and the developing brain was recently captured in the bestselling book ‘What Happened to You?’ coauthored with Oprah Winfrey. Local…

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In our 2nd Thought Leaders podcast Dr. Jean Clinton speaks with one of the world’s most pre-emminent cognitive neuroscientists Dr. Adele Diamond about the developing brain. She brings the conversation home to talk about how kids are coping in our…

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Sparked by a conversation between child psychiatrist, author & knowledge translator Dr. Jean Clinton with Mohawk Elder, wisdom keeper & author Tom Porter ‘The Way of the Human Being’ explores what it means to be human and how Indigenous…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.