On October 2-4th, 2013, over 1000 individuals from more than 30 countries and speakers from more than 20 countries will gather in Calgary for the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF). Hosted by the Trico Charitable Foundation, sponsors and partners, that conference has gathered attendees from diverse backgrounds – all dedicated to resolving the world’s most complex and confounding social challenges.
Thrive has partnered with the SEWF to offer behind the scenes tours of outstanding local social enterprises in Calgary. There are so many incredible social enterprises in Calgary that it was hard to narrow the list for tours. The result is a diverse list of social enterprises that offer both breadth and depth to the 100 tour participants. Participants on the local tours get an intimate look at the successes, challenges, and day to day operations of some of our most impactful local social enterprises.
The organizations featured in the tours are (listed alphabetically):
- Calgary Counselling Centre
- Cerebral Palsy Collection Crew
- Community Wise Resource Centre
- Cookies on the Go
- cSPACE Projects
- EthniCity Catering
- Fireworks Cooperative (Venu 1008 & Desktop Catering)
- GE Innovation Centre
- Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta ReStore
- Momentum Community Economic Development Society
- REAP Business Association
- Studio C
- Vecova Social Enterprise
- Women In Need Society
The tours have sold out. However, media are invited to visit some of the social enterprises on the tours and can contact Thrive at 403-993-6787 to coordinate a visit.