Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cooperatives: Case Studies in Resilience and Sustainability

Written by Thrive

Date: Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 11:30am

Location: Headspace – 1817 10th Ave SE

Enhance your understanding of the co-op business model. Gain in-depth exposure to active co-ops in Alberta. Learn more about the co-operative sector. The agenda includes:

1)    A celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives

2)    Case study presentations from the cooperative sector

3)    Small group brainstorming and key co-op questions

4)    Reflections on financing the co-op sector, led by Mike Lewis, author of The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy

This event will be of interest to individuals and organizations that are operating a co-operative, leaders in the co-op sector, as well as the co-op curious. All are welcome to attend. Registration, coffee and a continental breakfast begins at 8:30am and the program starts at 9:00am.  There is a registration fee of $25 (Calgary Dollars are accepted). If cost or payment method is a barrier, please contact Thrive directly. Please register here.

Presented by First Calgary Financial with community partners.

 

Minding Our Own Business: Cooperative Approaches to a New Economy

Written by Thrive

Date: Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: John Dutton Theatre – Calgary Public Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE

From growth to resilience, communities around the globe are exploring cooperative transitions to our future economy. What does an economy look like that is socially, ecologically and economically sustainable? What role can social enterprise, cooperatives, and credit unions play? What role can we play?

Join Mike Lewis, author of The Resilience Imperative: Co-operative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy, and community partners for a discussion of his new book and a celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives.

Doors open at 6:00pm for a cooperative meet and mingle where you can learn more about cooperatives and the benefits of membership. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Copies of The Resilience Imperative will be available for sale and signing. All are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend this event.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Presented by First Calgary Financial with community partners.