IMPACT with Doug Nicholls

The efforts of teachers, principals, staff and administrators to take care of students on May 3rd when fires ravaged Fort McMurray was nothing short of heroic. Doug Nicholls, Superintendent of Fort McMurray Public Schools shared insights and stories about the amazing men and women who took care of countless children…

IMPACT with Ashley Tobin

Ashley Tobin has launched The 88,000 Project, an invitation for residents of Wood Buffalo to anonymously share their evacuation or re-entry stories, or anything that happened in between. People are invited to hand-write, draw, or colour their story on a blank 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of copy paper and submit…

IMPACT with Sherry Duncan

Sherry Duncan has taken a lifetime of being passionate about children and education into a role working with three different ministeries of the provincial government. In this interview she shared a number of stories about the evacuation, living for several months in a camper, and helping children recover from one…

IMPACT with Jason Beck

Jason Beck was our guest on the September 20th edition of IMPACT. He is the Director of Communications and Community Impact with Waypoints, also local actor and singer. Jason shared with us stories of how challenges in his youth have served him well through his career. IMPACT is a collaboration…

IMPACT with Melissa Herman

Our guest on the September 13th edition of IMPACT was Melissa Herman, a northern fellow with ABSI Connect – Alberta Social Innovation. Melissa’s focus is capturing and sharing stories of Indigenous social innovation. IMPACT is a collaboration of The United Way of Fort McMurray, FuseSocial and KAOS 91.1.

IMPACT with Colin Hartigan

Colin Hartigan is the 2016 United Way Community Campaign Chair. He has been a resident of Fort McMurray since 1986 and wears his love of the community on his sleeve. Colin shared some fantastic insights into why this community campaign is so important. IMPACT is a collaboration of The United…

IMPACT with Hanna Fridhed

Hanna Fridhed was our guest on the August 30th edition of IMPACT. Originally from Sweden, Hanna has immersed herself in our community through volunteering in the arts and working with United Way as our Resource Development Coordinator. She lost her home to fire on May 3rd, like so many others,…

IMPACT with Tony Mankowski

Tony Mankowski became President of the United Way Board of Directors shortly before a wildfire forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray. He provided an update from the governance perspective on the Fire Recovery fund, the community campaign coming up this fall, and the impending leadership change with Diane Shannon’s retirement…

IMPACT with Jane Barter

On the August 16th edition of IMPACT we visited with Jane Barter, Executive Director of Canadian Mental Health Association. Mental health has been a big topic of conversation in the months after the fire. Jane and her team have been working closely with colleagues from across the country to ensure…

IMPACT with Arianna Johnson

The Wood Buffalo Food Bank is on the front lines of providing sustenance to families as the community continues to recover from the devastating wildfire. Their Executive Director, Arianna Johnson, was our guest on the August 9th edition of IMPACT. One of the most influential leaders in the social profit…