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In this episode, a new Rise student named Connor walks us through his journey of debunking some myths about cancer research. He shows us the progress he has made on his passion project during his time at R.I.S.E. Connor hopes he continues this journey…

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We had the pleasure of meeting with Karin from Parkdale Food Center, where she outlined her role, and what her food bank does. She emphasized the importance of her organization’s work in her neighbourhood of Hintonburg, and the significance of using…

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In this episode of the Social Changemakers, Our class got together with Tanya from Water First Education and Training Inc. Tanya explained the impact and goals of Water First, as well as gave everyday solutions and helpful hints to our students on how…

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On this episode of the Social Changemakers, Avery and Will will discuss their fundraising 5K for Camp Misquah, a camp for people with special needs. They will reflect on its success and what they learned about themselves while trying to organize the…

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On this episode of the Social Change Makers podcast, Jeffrey interviews Seija Deschenes, the project coordinator at Manitoulin Streams. Jeffrey will share his experience volunteering with Manitoulin Streams and the problems with Phragmities, an…

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In this episode, we meet Tori, Dani, Charlotte, Brooke, Maeve and Heather who have joined us for the summer program. We learn all about them, what breaks their heart and what they want to do to solve that problem. We also debate which is better…

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This week on the Social Change Makers podcast, Mohammad discusses his 15km run to raise money and awareness for the people of Syria. Mohammad talks about the trials and triumphs of organizing a fundraiser. He also shares some very important messages…

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Episode 6 is Destimatize Your Minds final episode for this season! Abbey and Simon wrap up the podcast and Pride Month by talking about Rainbow Washing and taking a look at examples of it.

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In this episode, Mikayla discusses her roles in the Blow The Whistle on Racism tournament such as writing and presenting a land acknowledgement and preparing silent auction items. Mikayla really dives into what it means to be an ally, and starts to…

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Welcome back to the Social Change Makers Podcast! Amy continues her exploration of business management through a conversation with Abbey about good and bad business practices. Furthermore, they begin to discuss some of the pillars of white supremacy…

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Author

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.