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20 Best Canadian Leadership Podcasts of 2022

Are you wanting to learn more about canadian leadership? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best canadian leadership podcasts of 2022.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best Canadian Leadership Podcasts 2022

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Canadian Church Leaders Podcast

  • Publisher: CCLN
  • Total Episodes: 111

Welcome to the Canadian Church Leaders Podcast, hosted by Jason Ballard. We are committed to serving church leaders and their teams by sharing conversations focused on pastoral leadership. Each episode features honest and thoughtful interviews with key voices from Canada and beyond. We want you to be inspired and encouraged as you hear the stories of hundreds of churches alongside the learnings of those who are leading today.

The Growth Whisperers podcast

  • Publisher: Brad Giles & Kevin Lawrence
  • Total Episodes: 103

The Growth Whisperers are Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence, two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies. Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.

Trench Leadership: A Podcast From the Front

  • Publisher: Simon Kardynal
  • Total Episodes: 49

Trench Leadership: A Podcast From the Front, hosted by Simon Kardynal, is a leadership-themed podcast for emerging leaders across all professions to help navigate those intricate moments as we lead from the front. In this podcast, you will hear from leaders who have been in your shoes, had the triumphs, and made the mistakes. Each episode offers advice, inspiration, and practical tools while you are leading ‘from the trenches’. Throughout the series, Simon uses his personal and professional experiences and connections gained through 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring as a Senior Non-Commissioned Member, the completion of a Master of Arts in Leadership, and his current role within a private sector company, to have frank and honest conversations with leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions where we talk about the challenges faced as leaders and followers in a dynamic and ever-evolving world.

Leadership NOW with Dan Pontefract

  • Publisher: Dan Pontefract
  • Total Episodes: 21

Dan is the founder and CEO of Pontefract Group, a firm that aims to improve the state of leadership and organizational culture. Dan’s podcast explores all aspects of leadership, organizational culture, purpose, and professional development. Dan is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career. Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—he launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award-winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS, he held senior roles at SAP, Business Objects and BCIT. He is honoured to be on the Thinkers50 radar list.

The Invisible Humanitarian

  • Publisher: Andrew Rayner
  • Total Episodes: 52

The Catch and Release of Someone’s Story. The art of story and conversation over life, spirituality, news, culture, bible, faith, books, and the great outdoors. Human interviews over any subject. A former Humanitarian worker Sahel, former church minister, former West African church planter and leadership trainer from the rain forest to Sahara, now a Canadian Lobster fisherman, who’s trying to catch and release people’s stories.

Songwalks

  • Publisher: Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto
  • Total Episodes: 6

Join the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto for Songwalks: Choral music for your daily journey. Each episode is designed to accompany your walk through the city or countryside, at dawn or at dusk. They are the perfect way to let your imagination loose as you move through the world around you. You will hear music by composers throughout the ages recorded by the Amadeus Choir, and spoken word poetry by leading Canadian writers, as well as members of the Amadeus Choir. ABOUT THE AMADEUS CHOIR OF GREATER TORONTO Enlivening Toronto’s arts community for 47 years, the award-winning Amadeus Choir is a semi-professional choir of auditioned voices from Toronto and the surrounding areas. The Choir champions the best of choral music and premieres works of Canadian and international composers through a self-produced Toronto concert series, guest performances, and special events. Known well beyond Toronto through tours, festivals, recordings, and national and international radio broadcasts, the Choir collaborates with many professional performing arts organizations in the GTA. The Amadeus Choir is proud to take a leading role in educating the next generation of choral musicians by providing workshops for conductors, composers, singers, and students. The Choir is known for its strong support of Canadian music, and regularly commissions work from established and emerging Canadian composers. In 2019, after celebrating the 35-year leadership of Lydia Adams, the Choir welcomed Kathleen Allan as Artistic Director and Conductor.

Launch Your Wealth

  • Publisher: Jona Lemmonds
  • Total Episodes: 20

Welcome to Launch Your Wealth!

Jona Lemmonds is the Host of Launch Your Wealth Podcast + Keynote Inner-Circle. Her personal mission is to represent the minority stake in the real estate, investing and leadership industry. She is bridging Canadian & American alternative investment and partnership opportunities. Jona works with high-achieving entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and accredited investors. She is passionate to help launch 100 Self-Made Success Stories 2021 through wealth empowerment and business ownership. Jona is an active investor, and a Mom of 6.

FCC Knowledge: Talking Farm and Food

  • Publisher: Farm Credit Canada
  • Total Episodes: 19

Agriculture is not only a way of life, it’s a business. Talking Farm and Food is a monthly podcast that highlights the stories and experiences of farm business entrepreneurs and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Join Marty Seymour as he talks to Canadian producers about their lives, their businesses, and the farm management topics you care about. If you’re looking for advice on money and finance, transition, managing people, strategy, leadership and more, this is the podcast for you.

Leading the Way

  • Publisher: Pat Rich
  • Total Episodes: 45

A series of podcasts on Canadian Medical Leadership today. Subscribe and get some timely information on the state of medical leadership in Canada.

Built to Lead – The Health Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast

  • Publisher: Vernissage Health
  • Total Episodes: 12

Built to Lead is a new companion offering that will make the leadership concepts of the Vernissage Health dialogue series accessible to all students in DLSPH and beyond. This series is hosted by Matthew Goulbourne (MHSc Class 2020) and Meghan Perrin (MHSc Class 2022) two emerging health leaders uncovering what it takes to be a great leader in today’s healthcare system.


The inaugural season of the Built to Lead podcast is entitled “Leadership: From Self-Doubt to Confidence.” The five episodes cascade with a focus on the podcast guests’ leadership insights and experiences, starting with leadership perspectives of current students, recent alumni early in their career, mid-career leaders, and finally, concluding with established leaders with broad system experience.


Season two of Built to Lead profiles the seminal work of Dr. Henry Mintzberg and explores the mindsets required of contemporary leaders in health – namely, the reflective mindset, the analytical mindset, the collaborative mindset, the worldly mindset and the action mindset. These leadership mindsets are revisited with Dr. Mintzberg and explored through the eyes of a diverse range of contemporary leaders in Canadian health care.



Gratitude to our Partners: The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) together, in partnership with Associated Medical Services (AMS), are pleased to support Vernissage Health: A Dialogue Series for Health Care Leaders and the Built to Lead podcast. Our partners share the aim of developing and supporting the future success of emerging leaders in health care.



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Spark: Conversations by Children’s Healthcare Canada

  • Publisher: José Gauthier
  • Total Episodes: 15

At the crossroads of children’s healthcare, system improvement, and leadership, this solutions-focused, interview-style podcast brings you engaging stories, reflections, and system improvement ideas from leaders in Canadian children’s healthcare.

Heart to Heart: Canadian Cardiology in the Spotlight

  • Publisher: hearttoheartspotlight
  • Total Episodes: 12

The Heart to Heart podcast shines the spotlight on Canadian cardiologists who are changing the way that care is being delivered. The series features leading experts and young rising stars engaging in conversations about innovations, challenges, and opportunities for improvement. The Spotlight on the Next Generation 5-part series brought to you by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, sheds light on some of the disadvantages that non-white patients experience and how Canadian experts are working to solve some of these issues through their leadership, care, and commitment. In this series, the spotlight is on early career leaders as they share their experiences during conversations with global experts. In the Spotlight on Canadian Innovations in Heart Failure Management 7-part series, Dr. Abhinav Sharma discusses with various Canadian experts about innovative protocols and initiatives that they have led to improve outcomes for patients with heart failure and ensure that their treatments are truly optimized. This series of short interviews will provide you with some insights into what your peers are doing to modernize heart failure care across the country.

Leadership Perspectives

  • Publisher: The Conference Board of Canada
  • Total Episodes: 34

Get closer to our work with The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership Perspectives series. Each episode, we sit down with senior Conference Board leaders and researchers to discuss issues that affect Canadians. Topics include economics, education, sustainability, HR, and Indigenous and Northern perspectives. We’re proud to be Canada’s foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada’s most complex challenges. © The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

Your Expert Advantage: A Higher Level of Management Consulting

  • Publisher: Canadian Association of Management Consultants
  • Total Episodes: 1

This consulting focused podcast, produced by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), will provide consultants, business leaders and up and coming consultants with great insight on the profession, high-level thought leadership, impactful case studies, and everyday experiences. Listeners will be left with high-level learnings to implement in their day-to-day practice.

REAL Talk with Ophelia

  • Publisher: V. Ophelia Rigault
  • Total Episodes: 18

REAL Talk with Ophelia is a solo podcast series hosted by TV Host, Speaker, Grief Transformative Educator and Sassy Trinidadian-Canadian V. Ophelia Rigault. REAL is an acronym for (Resiliency, Equity & Authentic Leadership). Ophelia speaks directly to the transformative power of grief and its intersectionality with race, gender, culture, spirituality and how it is presented in the everyday. These conversations are bite-sized snippets and are about 5 to 15 minutes in length.

The Canadian HR Podcast

  • Publisher: Alexander Laurin
  • Total Episodes: 5

The Canadian HR Podcast discusses topics relevant to every HR department. Every episode features a Human Resources Professional to discuss talent acquisition, culture, leadership, and new ideas in the world of HR and people development. Episodes celebrate people and life, and some fun is thrown in with a micro podcast improv. Join Alexander Laurin and his guests, as they discuss everything from people management – to company culture – to productivity – to the future of work.

The CBIE Podcast

  • Publisher: CBIE
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Canadian Bureau for International Education is the national voice advancing Canadian international education by creating and mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership. Whether you want to learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion; mental health; student mobility; or immigration, in this podcast, you will hear from the experts.

Audio Alumni

  • Publisher: Canadian Bureau for International Education
  • Total Episodes: 7

This podcast is brought to you by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. CBIE is the national voice advancing Canadian international education by creating and mobilizing expertise, knowledge, opportunity and leadership. We are a global leader in international education, dedicated to equity, quality, inclusiveness and partnership. This podcast is intended to elevate the voices of international students, scholars and researchers that pursued education in Canada under a Government funded scholarship program. This space is intended to deepen the discussion, and amplify the reach on the importance of internationalization. In each episode, you will hear directly from alumni about the their work and research and the impact that studying in Canada has had on their personal and professional life. We value your participation, which will make this endeavour worthwhile. Subscribe now to the Audio Alumni Podcast Series so that you don’t miss an opportunity to hear from these students, scholars and researchers.

Man from Glengarry, The by Ralph Connor (1860 – 1937)

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 52

With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. The Man from Glengarry was his most popular and accomplished work. Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times “Books in Demand” list.We follow the story of Ranald Macdonald, who is shaped by family and community in rural eastern Ontario in the early decades after Canadian confederation. This is a book about the making of men, but also, ultimately, about the making of a nation, as the mature Ranald moves west to take a leadership role in the fledgling province of British Columbia.The Man from Glengarry features adventure and romance, and is, above all, a work of serious moral purpose. “Ralph Connor” was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Gordon, a prominent Canadian minister, and his stories are woven through with his religious convictions. His is a two-fisted Christianity — or, as he said in his autobiography, a religion that can appeal to “red-blooded” people who aren’t afraid to engage in physical conflict for causes that they know are right. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

DELIVERING ECOMMERCE

  • Publisher: Chris Parsons
  • Total Episodes: 37

DELIVERING ECOMMERCE is a weekly podcast & live stream hosted by me, Chris Parsons. Along with industry experts around the globe and my 20 years plus in retail, we tell our stories and have some fun along the way. My Bio: Chris is a digital marketing expert with notable success in launching Canadian brands online. With 20 years’ experience, Chris was a key member of leadership for Walmart Canada Corporation during the launch of Walmart.ca. Chris’ accolades include working in the Pets Category where he significantly increased Big Al’s and Ren’s Pets online sales while working cross-functionally with store teams. He worked for newegg.ca as the National Manager and launched 8 Global Markets for the organization. As Director, eCommerce, Chris is responsible for the Home’s strategic direction and online digital strategy

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