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46 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
Episode 91 - Greg Kyllo, Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
Today’s guest is Greg Kyllo. He’s the Executive Director of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, he’s 12 years sober himself, and him and the team at Bruce Oake are doing incredible work helping men get their lives back on track. The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre recently passed their 1 Year Anniversary since opening in 2021, and 101 graduates have moved through the program. Greg and I talk about recovery, grief, substance abuse, the pandemic, the 12 Steps, and how our city is facing the current opioid epidemic.
49 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Episode 90 - Cam Bennett, Cinematoba
Cam Bennett is a Manitoba staple in the film and television production community. As current Program Manager for Cinematoba, Cam was previously executive producer for MTS TV (Bell MTS) Stories From Home. His work has been broadcast on APTN, CBC, CTV, Global, Discovery, Life Network, History UK and The SciFi Network. Cinematoba is a new storytelling initiative brought to you by the National Screen Institute and The Winnipeg Foundation, and we couldn’t be happier to have Cam on board. I sat down with Cam Bennet, Program Manager of Cinematoba, to talk about his 4 decades of experience in film and TV production, the current landscape of media and content, and what we hope to bring to life through Cinematoba.
53 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Episode 89 - Shahina Siddiqui, Islamic Social Services Association
Shahina Siddiqui is a speaker, educator, community leader, and the co-founder and volunteer executive director of the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA). I’ve wanted her on the podcast since we first launched, and I’m honored that she is my guest today. Shahina has a wisdom and a presence that few people have, and her perspective on life and all its challenges is incredible. I sat down with Shahina Siddiqui to talk about life, her faith, her career with ISSA and the wonderful work they’re doing, and how our community can collectively heal in a post-COVID world.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Episode 88 - Yvette Cenerini, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art
Today we are talking about art. Specifically, indigenous art. Yvette Cenerini is a metis artist, educator, and the Art Education Specialist with Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, aka MAWA. Her project: Resilience highlights 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide for schools across Canada. I sat down with Yvette Cenerini to talk about her career as an artist in Winnipeg, using art to help youth understand themselves and the world around them, and how we can connect with art on our path to reconciliation.
70 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Episode 87 - Adam Glynn, 93.7 FM CJNU
Welcome to BeCause & Effect, a podcast from the Winnipeg Foundation, where we talk to people about the causes they care about and effect it has on their lives. My name is Nolan Bicknell. Today’s guest is a real pro. Adam Glynn, the Station Manager at CJNU here in Winnipeg. CJNU of course is Winnipeg’s Community Radio Station, living at 93.7 FM on your dials or streaming live at CJNU.ca. Since taking over, Adam has been a tireless community champion and has brought CJNU into the modern era while staying true to its nostalgic roots. I sat down with Adam Glynn, Station Manager for 93.7 CJNU in Winnipeg, to talk about his journey to Canada and the immigration process, the value and staying power of community radio, and how CJNU soldiered through the pandemic without missing a beat.
34 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Episode 86 - Janell Henry & Daina Warren, Urban Shaman
Welcome to BeCause & Effect, a podcast from The Winnipeg Foundation, where we talk to people about the causes they care about and effect it has on their lives. My name is Nolan Bicknell. Today’s show has two guests, Project Coordinator Janell Henry and Director Daina Warren, both from the Urban Shaman Gallery here in Winnipeg. Urban Shaman is an indigenous artist-run centre and they have been leaders in showcasing and celebrating contemporary indigenous art since opening in 1996. I sat down with Daina Warren and Janell Henry from Urban Shaman Gallery, to talk about revitalizing indigenous languages through art, connecting language back to culture, and Urban Shaman’s mission to continue supporting indigenous artists into the future.
30 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Episode 85 - Monika Pichor, Ka Ni Kanichihk
Monika Pichor is helping young people in Winnipeg reconnect with their culture through music, art, ceremony, and more. Monika coordinates the Butterfly Club at Ka Ni Kanichihk, where she mentors youth and helps guide them in whatever areas they need through a holistic approach. I sat down with Monika Pichor, Program Coordinator of The Butterfly Club at Ka Ni Kanichihk, to talk about reconnecting youth with their culture, the importance of truth in reconciliation, and the reciprocity of mentorship.
50 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Episode 84 - Susan Sader, Good Neighbours Active Living Centre
Welcome to BeCause & Effect, a podcast from the Winnipeg Foundation. Where we talk to people about the causes they care about and the effect that it has on their lives. My name is Nolan Bicknell. Today’s guest is Susan Sader, Executive Director of Good Neighbours Active Living Centre. Good Neighbours has been supporting seniors with their physical, mental, and emotional well-being for decades, and is an incredible resource in our city. Susan has been with Good Neighbours for 20 years, and is an expert when it comes to meeting seniors where they’re at with activities, meals, hobbies, friendships, and more. I sat down with Susan Sader, Executive Director of Good Neighbours Active Living Centre, to talk about seniors’ needs during COVID-19, the importance of dealing with social isolation, and all of the connections and lessons she’s acquired over her 20-years with Good Neighbours.
64 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Episode 83 - Tolu Ilelaboye & Titi Tijani from ACOMI
ACOMI's Board President Titi Tijani, and Director of Operations Tolu Ilelaboye join us to talk about African Communities of Manitoba Incorporated (ACOMI), their roles with the organization, and their dedication to community. Tolu and Tiji are working every day to connect communities and strengthen the bonds between our city. We are honored to hear their stories, ideas, and perspectives about what it means to be a community champion and model citizen that fights for equitable, flourishing communities.
42 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Episode 82 - Emma Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief of The Narwhal
Welcome to BeCause and Effect, a podcast from The Winnipeg Foundation, where we talk to people about the causes they care about and the effect it has on their lives. My name is Nolan Bicknell. Today’s guest is Emma Gilchrist, Editor in Chief and Co-Founder of The Narwhal. The Narwhal is a team of investigative journalists that focus on Canada’s natural world, and write incredible stories the climate crisis we find ourselves in. We connected with Emma because The Narwhal and the Winnipeg Free Press are partnering to establish a new reporter here in Manitoba that will focus on climate reporting. Very cool connection there, and I was honored to be able to speak with Emma Gilchrist today. Without further ado, my conversation with Emma Gilchrist: co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Narwhal.
52 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Episode 81 - Editor of The Winnipeg Free Press, Paul Samyn
Welcome to BeCause & Effect, a podcast from The Winnipeg Foundation, where we talk to people about the causes they care about and the effect that it has on their lives, my name is Nolan Bicknell. Today’s guest is Paul Samyn, 15th editor in the 150-year history of the Winnipeg Free Press. It’s a little bit crazy to be a journalist right now, and Paul and his team are leading our province with the promise to deliver the information people need to make educated decisions, despite a growing distrust in media around the world. I sat down with Paul Samyn, Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, to talk about the current state of journalism in our society, the way the industry has evolved over the last 30 years, and some potential solutions to bring back a little bit of sanity to the conversation.
46 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Episode 80 - Board Chair of The Winnipeg Foundation, Tom Bryk
Welcome to BeCause and Effect, the podcast from the Winnipeg Foundation. Where we talk to people about the causes they care about, and the effect it has on their lives. My name is Nolan Bicknell. Tom Bryk has a very humble wisdom that has helped him in his role as Board Chair of The Winnipeg Foundation, and countless other volunteer experiences. I was honored that he was able to sit down with me to discuss the state of the philanthropic sector at this pivotal moment in time. We talk about the culture, and how it’s changing and will continue to change in a post-pandemic world, we talk about the Foundation’s role and direction, and the secret to a successful board of directors, and everything in between. Please enjoy my conversation with Winnipeg Foundation Board Chair Tom Bryk.
58 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Episode 79 - Kevin Lamoureux
Today’s episode is our season finale, and I’ve wanted to sit down for a conversation with our next guest since the second I heard him speak. If you’ve never heard Mr. Kevin Lamoureux speak before, you’re in for a treat. Kevin is an award winning scholar, professor, public speaker, advocate and so much more. I sat down with Kevin Lamoureux, to talk about his work within the education system here in Manitoba, how not to squander the gift of reconciliation from Indigenous peoples, and how we can heal as a Nation, once we reconcile with the truth of our history.
47 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Episode 78 - Ayn Wilcox
Ayn Wilcox and her team at Klinic Community Health are committed to helping Winnipeggers care for their mental, physical, and emotional health, by offering community health services focused on meeting people where they’re at. Health care during COVID-19 has been a struggle for everyone, and Ayn and her team are doing their best to continue to provide the care people often desperately need. I sat down with Ayn Wilcox, Interim Executive Director at Klinic Community Health, to talk about the current state of health care and health care workers in 2021, and how her team continues to strive for Equity, collaboration, and a holistic approach to health.
57 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 77 - Kelly Thornton
Kelly Thornton is telling provocative stories through theatre. As the Artistic Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Kelly and her award-winning team at RMTC have continued to find ways to entertain, educate, and start important conversations through incredible stage performance, despite a world-wide pandemic that closed everything down. I sat down with Kelly Thornton, to talk about artistic expression in a post-COVID world, the excitement about connecting with audiences face to face, and her experiences bringing stories to life on stages all across Canada.
46 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Episode 76 - Erica Daniels
Erica Daniels is an award-winning Cree/Ojibway producer, director, and founder of Kejic Productions. Her Winnipeg-based company has been winning awards and creating incredible content since 2017, and she’s a mentor to today’s youth on the value and importance of storytelling through a multitude of programs and projects. I sat down with Erica Daniels, to talk about indigenous identity, filmmaking, and storytelling, the importance of passing and preserving elder knowledge, and how we can’t know who we are, until we know where we came from.
46 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Episode 75 - Patricia Mainville
Patricia Mainville has been working with Children, Youth, and Families in Education and community service for over two decades. Pat has been a Winnipeg Foundation Board Member since 2017, was also recently asked to be a feature essay in The Winnipeg Foundation’s Next 100 Essay series, where Winnipeggers were asked to envision Winnipeg in the next 100 years. I sat down with Pat Mainville, to talk about cultural identity and the importance of community, the education system and adapting for remote learning during COVID-19, and how her family was affected by the profound tragedy of residential schools.
83 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
Episode 74 - Durdana Islam
Dr. Durdana Islam is an incredible advocate for many things. She’s a Project Manager at the Green Action Centre, an instructor at the University of Winnipeg, and has been involved with the NDP as Chairperson on the Status of Women, Gender Equity, and Gender Diversity Committee. I sat down with Dr. Durdana Islam, to talk about what it was like teaching through COVID-19, breaking the cycle of trauma, and why she’s fought for social equity nearly her entire life. Before we get started, a brief content warning for anyone sensitive to the topic, Durdana is a survivor of domestic violence and we do discuss some of her experiences. And now, my conversation with Durdana Islam.
76 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 73 - Niigaan Sinclair
I could listen to my next guest talk for hours. Niigaan Sinclair is an Anishinaabe Author, Educator, Columnist, and Academic based in Winnipeg Manitoba. A leading voice in Indigenous teachings and knowledge, Niigaan is an incredible resource when it comes to maintaining indigenous stories, languages, and general information. I sat down with Niigaan Sinclair, to talk about his work as a professor and columnist, what we can learn from Indigenous ways of knowing, and how to have the difficult conversations that need to happen for reconciliation to take place.
41 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Episode 72 - Alexis Kanu
Alexis Kanu knows water. As Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, Alexis and the LWF Community make it their mission to educate, advocate, and maintain our most precious resource. I sat down with Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, to talk about the current state of our lakes and rivers, creating the connection between science and policy, and why we need to show respect and reverence for the water; one of our most precious resources.
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