Canadian Innovators

Canadian Innovators brings to life the courage, hard work and determination of innovators and entrepreneurs, through sharing the stories of many individuals and families behind Canadian businesses. While some were born Canadian and some had immigrated, they all share a love for the country and a strength in work and resilience to see their vision through. Host Jocelyn Bamford is joined by leading Canadian entrepreneurs as she discovers their journey from struggles to success, giving viewers the opportunity to explore the stories of those that contribute to the economic engine of Canada.

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Canadian Innovators | In Conversation with Pierre Poilievre

Canadian Innovators | In Conversation with Pierre Poilievre

Guest host Ves Sobot welcomes Federal Finance Critic, Pierre Poilievre, for his take on the Liberal Government’s response to the pandemic, how businesses have been affected and government overreach.

Canadian Innovators | Tax Reform and the 2022 Economy

Canadian Innovators | Tax Reform and the 2022 Economy

Dr. Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow at the University of Calgary, joins Jocelyn for an outlook on the state of the economy heading into 2022.

Canadian Innovators | Small Business Struggles

Canadian Innovators | Small Business Struggles

Injection molding and sweet baked goods. How are these two things connected? Jocelyn talks with two small business owners about negotiating environmental and infrastructure costs of operation in Canada.

Canadian Innovators | Northern Cables

Canadian Innovators | Northern Cables

Northern Cables was born out of frustration. Jocelyn talks through why, how they got started, and where they are now.

Canadian Innovators | An Economic Reflection

Canadian Innovators | An Economic Reflection

Senior Economic Stateswoman, Catherine Swift, joins Jocelyn for a feature interview.

Canadian Innovators | The Foxcroft Family in Canada

Canadian Innovators | The Foxcroft Family in Canada

Ron and Steven Foxcroft join Jocelyn in a lively discussion about the queen, football, and carbon tax. Join us to laugh and learn, here on Canadian Innovators.

Canadian Innovators | NGEN Innovation in Canada

Canadian Innovators | NGEN Innovation in Canada

NGEN started during COVID. Its President and CEO, Jay Myers, joins Jocelyn to talk about why the company exists and how they are changing the tech landscape in Canada.

Canadian Innovators | Energy Development and Covid

Canadian Innovators | Energy Development and Covid

Perpetual Energy INC. CEO, Sue Riddell Rose joins Jocelyn to talk about how her company is coming back to COVID and how they are attracting workers in the current political climate.

Canadian Innovators | Recovering Manufacturers

Canadian Innovators | Recovering Manufacturers

Jocelyn is joined by Dan Pawlick of Copper Core, and Anthony Furey of Post Media, to discuss supply chain recovery and the future of manufacturing in Canada.

Canadian Innovators | Retooling for COVID

Canadian Innovators | Retooling for COVID

Steve Wagner, president of Salus Marine Wear talks about his company and how they retooled and redesigned their production flow to make protective gear for first responders during the first wave of COVID.

Canadian Innovators | Businesses Are Not the Bad Guys

Canadian Innovators | Businesses Are Not the Bad Guys

Today on Canadian Innovators, Jocelyn talks with Mark Josephs of Kisko Products, makers of your favourite frozen treats, about how his company got started and his charitable work.

Canadian Innovators | Reopening Borders

Canadian Innovators | Reopening Borders

Jocelyn sits down with Steve Foxcroft, vice president of fluke transport, and Jim Diodati, mayor of Niagara Falls, to discuss the implications of border closures on business and tourism.

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Jocelyn Bamford

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Jocelyn Bamford

Jocelyn Bamford is the founder of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Ontario. Jocelyn is also the Vice President of Automatic Coating Limited, located in Scarborough, Ontario.

In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, Jocelyn is also the former Co-Chair for The Scarborough Hospital Foundation’s Women of Philanthropy Council.