The Road Home with Jamil Jivani

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18 - Millennials and Politics

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Zain Velji, Partner and Vice President of Northweather, a political action agency. Jamil and Zain discuss millennial engagement in politics and the impact of social media on civic discourse. Zain also describes his involvement with the Naheed Nenshi campaign in 2010, and his views on the values necessary in the future leaders of Canadian society.

You can follow Zain on Twitter @zainvelji.

You can learn more about Northweather here.

17 - “Shut up and dribble”

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Shea Emry—8-year Canadian Football League veteran, 2-time Grey Cup champion, and founder of Wellmen, a men’s adventure club. Jamil and Shea discuss masculinity, the role of professional athletes as unique role models for youth, and Shea’s personal journey of recalibrating his aspirations after suffering a severe concussion.

You can follow Shea on Twitter at @sheaemry.

You can learn more about Wellmen here.

16 - Physical Health and Wellness

On this episode of the Road Home, Jamil speaks with Derek Rope, business leader and founder of Running Wild Athletics—a track and field program for Indigenous youth. Jamil and Derek discuss the social and personal benefits of athletics among youth, and new approaches to increase participation in physical activity among rural and remote Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Canada.

You can learn more about Running Wild Athletics at the Big Brothers Big Sisters website here or follow them on Twitter at @BBBSSaskatoon.

15 - Entrepreneurship

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Jason Blackwood, author of the book I am Jane and Finch and founder and CEO of Grandslammers—a clothing company based out of Toronto. Jamil and Jason discuss entrepreneurship, growing up in the Jane & Finch community, and the importance of creating independence through financial literary.

You can visit the Grandslammers website here.

14 - Mentorship

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Jane Marion, the Director of Service Delivery and Community Connections with Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBSS) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conversation touches on the BBBS mentorship model—specifically the importance of building relationships in communities and empowering young people through narrative, dialogue, and empathy, as well as the efficacy of a qualitative evidence-based approach to measuring outcomes.

To learn more about Big Brothers, Big Sisters visit their website here or follow them on Twitter at @BBBSC.

13 - Religious Freedom

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Stephen Brown, a Board Member on the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Jamil and Stephen discuss the social differences between, and historical origins of, Anglo-Canadian and French-Canadian conceptions of religious freedom, as well as the present and future place of Canadian Muslims within the nation's mosaic.

You can connect with the National Council of Canadian Muslims at their website here or follow them on Twitter at @nccm.

12 - Youth Workers

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with Chris Blackwood and Harprit Gill, two residents of Jane & Finch in Toronto, Ontario, about their respective life paths into youth-based activism, and the changes that they are working toward in their community.

11 - The Stuart Knight Show

This episode of The Road Home is a rebroadcast of Jamil's interview on The Stuart Knight Show, a podcast that encourages its listeners to challenge their thoughts about life and leadership. On this episode, Stuart and Jamil discuss Jamil's fight with cancer, his activism, and his advice for people trying to turn their passions into a career.

You can find more episodes of The Stuart Knight Show here.

10 - Leadership In Challenging Times

This episode of the Road Home is a rebroadcast of Jamil's interview with Dr. Jodi L. Abbott and Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Wilson, hosts of the NorQuest Podcast. Together they discuss topics covered in Jamil's book, Why Young Men, the dangerous allure of violent movements and what we can do about it. Jamil was the keynote speaker for NorQuest College's Civil Society Speaker Series event on March 7, 2019. 

You can find more episodes of the NorQuest Podcast here.

9 - YouTube and the Future of Democracy

On this episode of The Road Home, Jamil speaks with JJ McCullough, a vlogger, writer and artist, about YouTube's present, and future, impact on political discourse and democracy. You can follow JJ on Twitter at @JJ_McCullough or subscribe to his YouTube page here.