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Signal Boost: Season 2:

Connected Communities in a Time of Physical Distancing
On this season, we’re working in partnership with the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Together, we are bringing you the Connected Communities in a Time of Physical Distancing project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode 1: What is Connected Communities in a Time of Physical Distancing
Garrett Morgan PhD,
Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto


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Episode 2: Governments and Grassroots Connections
Janet Fitzsimmons,
Manager of Grassroots Strategies, Center for Connected Communities


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Episode 5: Grassroots Networks and the Flow of Information



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Signal Boost: Season 1

The first season of the Signal Boost podcast features the voices of community members and grassroots leaders that are actively responding to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Episode 1: Leaning into the Lessons with
Issaq Ahmed and
Sureya Ibrahim


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Episode 2: Supporting Radical Youth Spaces
Sharif Mahdy, Stoney Mccart,
Janet Fitzsimmons and Anne Gloger


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Episode 3: Community Building During COVID-19 
Agnes Thompson
Ko Hosoya


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Episode 4: Youth Engaging Youth 
ACEY
(Association of Commited & Engaged Youth)


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Episode 5: Grassroots Work Within Complex Systems
Ismail Afrah
Sarah Ali


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Episode 6: Knowledge Mobilization as Relationship Building
Maddy Macnab
Janet Fitzsimmons


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Episode 7: Building Inclusive Recovery
Ajeev Bhatia
Zahra Ebrahim


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Signal Boost: Mini-Season

In this mini-season, staff from the Centre from Connected Communities reflect on stories about the vital role of grassroots leaders collected in Community Story Cafes across Toronto's Neighbourhood Improvement Areas before the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank the grassroots leaders and residents in these neighbourhoods for their tireless work, dedication to community building and their courage in sharing their stories. Thank you!


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Episode 8: Grassroots Leaders and
Their Relationship to the Social Sector


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Episode 9: How Resources Impact
Community and Grassroots Initiatives


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Episode 10: Celebrating the Impacts


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Connected communities are strong communities built by people creating the change they want to see. Signal Boost amplifies how grassroots solutions are leading social change. This podcast is supported by the Centre for Connected Communities and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.