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The Calgary Dollars complementary currency began in 1996 and has measured social and economic capital benefits for participants. This brief article provides a literature review and references some relevant government endorsements of complementary currency including the City of Calgary and the Alberta provincial complementary currency of 1936. The findings suggest that both social and economic capital benefits are realized by Calgary Dollars participants and that benefits increase with the length of participation.
Visit the International Journal for Community Currency Research to read the article Calgary Dollars: Social and Economic Benefits.
To learn more about Calgary Dollars, visit the the Calgary Dollars website is www.calgarydollars.ca