Tag Archives: Canada

Episode #77: Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR

Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.

In this episode we talk about cultural appropriation, truth and reconciliation, missing and murdered Indigenous women and children, how residential schools is still happening today, the problem with Canada 150 and so much more!

CHIPPEWAR

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #54: Earvin Venzant (Black American in Canada)

Earvin Venzant is my brother in law. He’s a black American in Canada. And Earvin has some things to get off his chest about the recent election of Donald Trump as America’s next President.

Intro music by Afraaz Mulji

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Welcome! Episode #24: Darrell MacMullin CEO BitGold

Originally Published on: April 26 2016

Darrell MacMullin is the CEO of one of Canada’s fastest growing public companies, BitGold. In this hour long conversation we talk about Darrell’s journey from Chapter’s in the early days of e-commerce in Canada to his roles with eBay Canada, PayPal Canada and now BitGold.

This is a must listen to conversation for all entrepreneurs and those interested in fintech.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #23: Khadija Cajee

The following article was originally posted on Girth Radio.

On Saturday February 20, 2016 Khadija Cajee joined Welcome’s Karim Kanji at PodCamp Toronto for a special one our interview in front of a live audience.

Khadija Cajee | #NoFlyListKids | Karim Kanji

Khadija Cajee’s six year old son, Syed Adam Ahmed, has been on Canada’s DHP (Deemed High Profile) for as long as she and her husband, Sulemaan Ahmed, can remember.

During this conversation Karim and Khadija discuss the following:

– How a single tweet led to a series of tweets that led to real public discourse.
– When did Khadija and her family find out their son was on the DHP list?
– How many kids under 18 years old are on the DHP list in Canada?
– What is Khadija doing to shed light on this issue?
– Will kids under 18 ever be off the DHP list?
– What is #NoFlyListKids and how can people become involved?
– What liberties are we willing to give up for the sake of security?
– What is Minister Goodale doing to ensure that children are not on the DHP list?

For more information on #NoFlyListKids please visit the website.

Khadija Cajee | #NoFlyListKids | Karim Kanji

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The most popular post on itbusiness.ca

Wow. That was unexpected. Early in 2015 I submitted an article to itbusiness.ca called, “5 Canadians to Watch in 2015“. Little did I know that it would end up being the most popular post of the year.

I profiled Alkarim Nasser, Salim Teja, Deborah Hall, Duncan Fulton, and the Conservative Party of Canada.

Who should we watch in 2016? I’m not sure yet. But stay tuned!!

Welcome! Episode #12: Laura Casselman

Episode #12 features my friend, Laura Casselman. She’s running as the NDP candidate in Scarborough Guildwood. Listen to how she got her start in local politics and her reason for running in this month’s election.

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Museum of Inuit Art

This past weekend we visited the Museum of Inuit Art in Toronto. You heard right. Toronto is home to the MIA. The Museum is apparently the only one of it’s kind in urban Canada devoted exclusively to art made by the Inuit.

You can find the Museum of Inuit Art at Harbourfront in the Queen Quay Terminal Building on the main floor.

Continued learning is an important thing in our household. Whether it be learning about different cultures or places in our city, you can usually find us soaking in some new knowledge on the weekends.

For example, did you know that the Inuit were encouraged by the Canadian government to learn and sell their art as a result of being forcibly removed from their homeland by that same government?

If you’ve never been to the Museum of Inuit Art, I highly encourage you to do so. Visit them online.

Through The Looking Glass: My latest Catalyst article

You probably already knew that Canadians have a lot of apps on their smartphones Guess how many to be exact?

25.

However, did you know that less than one of them (on average) was paid for?

Canadians and their smartphones
Canadians and their smartphones

These are just two insightful facts that my company uncovered as part of it’s research that resulted in a report on how Canadians use their smartphones.

I invite you to read about my insights in how Canadians use their smartphones for banking and to also digest the full report. Happy reading!