CharityVillage Connects

At the end of a challenging year that disproportionately impacted the nonprofit sector, we're bringing you an episode of celebration featuring those whose efforts went above and beyond during this historically difficult time. In November 2021, Charity Village launched our inaugural CharityVillage Conference and Awards, honouring the commitment, passion and drive shown by those who made meaningful and outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities this year.

Show Notes

On this episode
At the end of a challenging year that disproportionately impacted the nonprofit sector, we're bringing you an episode of celebration featuring those whose efforts went above and beyond during this historically difficult time.  In November 2021, Charity Village launched our inaugural CharityVillage Conference and Awards, honouring the commitment, passion and drive shown by those who made meaningful and outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities this year. 

Since the award winners were announced, our communication channels have been buzzing with questions about what the winners did that really made them stand out and helped them win the votes of our expert judges. In this episode, join our host, CharityVillage President Mary Barroll, as she sits down with our award winners to learn their secrets to success and how you can put their learning into action at your organization.

Meet Our Guests
  • Rebecca Tunnacliffe, CEO of BC Recreation & Parks Association (BCRPA) - Most Outstanding Impact – Staff
  • Jade Pichette (They/Them/Elle), Manager of Programs / Gestionnaire des programmes, Pride at Work Canada/Fierté au Travail Canada - Best Nonprofit Employer – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Under 20 Staff)
  • Surranna Sandy, CEO, Skills for Change – Best Nonprofit Employer – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (20+ Staff)
  • Rachel Mansell, Vice President, Operations, Mosaic Institute – Best Nonprofit Employer – Workplace Mental Health (Under 20 Staff) 
  • Jodi Lastman, Director, Marketing and Sponsorship, Park People - Best Nonprofit Employer – Workplace Mental Health (20+ Staff)
  • Swabir Shariff, Director, The Good Guides - Inner City Youth Mentoring – Best Contribution to Youth Engagement (Individual) 
  • Veronika Bylicki, Executive Director and Co-Founder, CityHive Vancouver - Best Nonprofit Employer – Best Youth Engagement (Under 20 Staff)
  • Christopher Penrose, Director of Programs and Operations and Brittania Brown, Head Coach, Lay-Up Youth Basketball - Best Nonprofit Employer – Best Youth Engagement (20+ Staff), 
  • Tori Gass, Director, Communications, Etobicoke Humane Society – Best Fundraising Campaign (20+ Staff)
  • Michelle Begin, Community Development Director and Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR, Pathstone Foundation - CharityVillage Hosted Crowdfunding Campaign (Under 20 Staff)
Learn more and listen to the full interviews with the guests here.

About CharityVillage
CharityVillage® is a career resource to over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations across Canada.

About Your Host
Mary Barroll is an online business executive and lawyer with a background in media, technology and IP law. A former CBC journalist and TV producer, in 2013 she was appointed General Counsel & VP Media Affairs at CharityVillage.com, Canada’s largest job portal for charities and not for profits in Canada, and President in 2021. Mary is also President of sister company, TalentEgg.ca, Canada’s No.1, award-winning job board and online career resource that connects top employers with top students and grads.

What is CharityVillage Connects ?

Welcome to CharityVillage Connects – a 12 episode series that highlights topics vital to the nonprofit sector in Canada. CharityVillage is a resource to over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada. This series, hosted by President Mary Barroll, will provide in-depth conversations with experts in the nonprofit sector. We’ll examine diversity, equity and inclusion, innovations in fundraising, the gap in female representation in leadership and many other subjects crucial to the growth and development of charities throughout Canada.