Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas - the Rainforest podcast showcases those who are contributing to and / or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. Rainforest Alberta is a world-class community of dreamers and doers, connected by a common goal of making Alberta fertile ground for building, developing, and growing innovative ideas into sustainable ventures. https://rainforestab.ca
Tuesday Nov 07, 2023
Tuesday Nov 07, 2023
Join Peter Beaudoin as he talks with David Howard, the founder of the Homes for Heroes Foundation and their work to address veteran homelessness.
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta. The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta.
Host: Peter Beaudoin Peter manages strategy and partnerships for an innovative alliance of energy companies committed to reducing environmental impacts through collaborative R&D efforts. Peter worked for more than 20 years in Asia building and investing in a variety of businesses. His most recent role outside of Canada was with the World Wildlife Fund, where he was the Chief Executive Officer of WWF China, based in Beijing. Prior to that, Peter lived in Hong Kong for 15 years working in the technology industry.
Guest: David Howard is a founder and former CEO and President of Homes Heroes Foundation. In David’s new role he is spearheading the charities growth. David works with Federal, Provincial, and Municipal stakeholders to secure new sites for Veterans Villages across Canada. Homes For Heroes aims to help those who were willing to give their all to protect us and maintain our freedoms and get them back to a place where they feel supported & engaged. With the goal to end the issue of Veteran Homelessness, it is important that Homes For Heroes has Veterans Villages across Canada. David has been working within the Canadian Veteran community for the last 20 years and is committed to helping those that have served Canada. David has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal for his service to our Veterans and Canada.
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"How do you put that on paper and apply to a job? I drove a tank in the military, what does that give me within civilian life?"
"My experience throughout working across Canada is that Canadians care deeply"