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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Inflation’s Toll on Canadian Manufacturers

Inflation’s Toll on Canadian Manufacturers

Jocelyn welcomes Mark Josephs, President of Kisko Products, to discuss the genesis of his family’s frozen treat business and how inflation and supply are impacting manufacturers all across Canada.

A Critical Moment for Canada

A Critical Moment for Canada

Jocelyn welcomes Jamil Jivani, the new President of the Canada Strong and Free Network. He discusses his new role and vision for the network and the nation.

The Impacts of Divestment Movement in Canada

The Impacts of Divestment Movement in Canada

Guest host Catherine Swift is joined by Gina Pappano, executive director at Invest Now, to discuss the divestment movement in Canada and its effect on the resource sector

 

The Looming Threat of the ESG Movement

The Looming Threat of the ESG Movement

Jocelyn welcomes back Catherine Swift, President of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers and Businesses of Canada (CCMBC), to discuss the ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement, and the threat that the movement, and other proposed business standards, pose to small-and-medium-sized businesses in Canada

Making Alberta and Canada More Prosperous

Making Alberta and Canada More Prosperous

Jocelyn welcomes Danielle Smith, Leadership Candidate for Alberta’s United Conservative Party. She’ll discuss her vision for Alberta and address her solution for more affordable energy

 

Environmental Impact of Imbiber Beads

Environmental Impact of Imbiber Beads

Guest host Ves Sobot welcomes John Brinkman, President and CEO of Imbibitive Technologies to discuss this Canadian company’s success as a leading superabsorbent polymer manufacturer

 

Canadian Energy Crisis

Canadian Energy Crisis

Dan McTeague, President of Canadians For Affordable Energy, joins Jocelyn to discuss policies that are crippling the energy sector and pushing the cost of living to unprecedented levels for Canadians

 

The Impact From the ESG Movement

The Impact From the ESG Movement

Jocelyn welcomes world-renowned economist, Dr. Jack Mintz, to discuss The ‘ESG’ (Environmental, Social, and Governance) movement and what it means for Canadian Industries

How The Plastic Ban Affects The Food Industry

How The Plastic Ban Affects The Food Industry

Jocelyn welcomes Shalini Seth, Director of Operations at Surati Sweets, to discuss the company’s evolution, and how the plastics ban is creating many challenges for the food industry

Questions Surrounding The New Plastics Ban

Questions Surrounding The New Plastics Ban

Jocelyn welcomes Veso Sobot – Executive Director CCMBC, and Joachim Niewels VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Husky, to look at what the new plastics ban will mean for Canadians

 

Ontario’s Provincial Election 2022

Ontario’s Provincial Election 2022

Jocelyn is joined by Georganne Burke, Senior Vice-President at Pathwaygroup Inc., to break down the recent Ontario election, including the record-low levels of voter participation seen in this year’s provincial election

Affordable Energy: The Key to Prosperity

Affordable Energy: The Key to Prosperity

Jocelyn welcomes Bryan Gould, President & CEO of Aspenleaf Energy Ltd., to discuss his company’s strides in the energy sector in terms of economic strength, their new drilling technologies, and Aspenleaf’s initiatives in its relationships with First Nations in the community

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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.

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