Conversations with local community builders on topics that matter to you. Hosted by Mike Morrice, founder of Sustainable Waterloo Region, an active volunteer in the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and the WLU Social Entrepreneur in Residence.
In tonight’s show, Melissa Bowman, who co-founded Yes In My Backyard WR, and Lula Woldemariam from House of Friendship join Mike for a conversation on the actions and policies that can be taken to re-orient towards housing as a human right, ensuring we prioritize homes for people first — ahead of commodities for investors. The two share their concerns and possible solutions for those being impacted across the continuum, and we talk about the impact housing has on mental health, and environmental sustainability.
Mike sits down with Wooden Boat Food Company owner and executive chef Thompson Tran, to chat about his journey starting the company, the importance of collaboration and agility for small businesses, how his upbringing developed his music, culinary skills and strong work ethic, and how education and empathy can be an antidote to racism in our communities.