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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Latest Episodes

Media Legislation & Freedom of Speech

Media Legislation & Freedom of Speech

Catherine Swift returns to speak with Peter Menzies, former Vice-Chairman of the CRTC, and Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. They discuss current and future legislation that will impact freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Canadian media

How Competition Leads to Innovation

How Competition Leads to Innovation

Catherine Swift joins Canadian Innovators as a guest host. She is joined by Anthony Lacavera, Founder and CEO of Globalive, to discuss his advocacy for entrepreneurs, his work supporting sustainable businesses, and his long-time objective to bring affordable telecommunications to Canadians

The Key to Successful Manufacturing in Canada

The Key to Successful Manufacturing in Canada

Jocelyn is joined by Steve Loftus, CEO of Innovative Automation, and Michael Lalonde, President at Innovative Automation, to discuss how innovation is affecting manufacturing in Canada.

Highlights From the Canada Strong and Free Conference 2022

Highlights From the Canada Strong and Free Conference 2022

Jocelyn talks with the Hon. Preston Manning, Roman Baber, and Catherine Swift 

The State of Innovation in Canada

The State of Innovation in Canada

Jocelyn welcomes Stephen Armstrong – Professor of Innovation U of T, to discuss how academia is fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada.

Breaking Down the Federal Budget

Breaking Down the Federal Budget

Jocelyn is joined by Dean Allison, MP Niagara West, and host of The Hill Update, for an in-depth discussion on the latest federal budget and some of the challenges and missed opportunities that were not addressed.

Post-Pandemic Priorities For Ontario’s Government

Post-Pandemic Priorities For Ontario’s Government

Jocelyn welcomes The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, MPP, Brampton South, to look at his life in politics, specifically his role on the treasury board, and what Ontario’s plans are to create prosperity in the province.

Heddle Shipyards

Heddle Shipyards

Jocelyn welcomes Shaun Padulo, President of Heddle Shipyards, for an in-depth discussion on his career, his current role at the largest Canadian operator of shipyards, and to offer a deeper understanding of the Canadian Shipbuilding Industry.

Husky Technologies

Husky Technologies

Jocelyn welcomes John Galt, President and CEO of Husky Technologies, to discuss the genesis of this international supply company as well as the current challenges that they are facing.

‘Violet’

‘Violet’

In this episode, Jocelyn introduces an amazing new Canadian Innovation. A robotic disinfectant for home and business.

The COVID Hangover

The COVID Hangover

Jocelyn joins Mayor of Niagara Falls, Jim Diodati, and editor-in-chief at the Toronto Sun, Adrienne Batra, to discuss the lasting impacts of the Covid lockdowns on businesses and people.

Trucking Industry Update

Trucking Industry Update

Supply chains are dependent on trucks. Jocelyn is joined by Fluke Trucking CEO, Ron Foxcroft to talk about what’s happening and what might be changed to make things better.

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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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