Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, disruptors or all-round “outside-the-box” thinkers. Knox Presbyterian Church is looking for you. “We have a HUGE kitchen facility and are looking for a partner, or partners to help us create impact in the community through the space.” We can confirm, the space is HUGE (it can comfortably fit 12-14 people working together)… Continue Reading

Imagine the potential of keeping your dollars local by investing in businesses you care about that are doing good right here in YYC. A new impact investment cooperative is doing just that. By providing everyday investors, like you and me, the opportunity to use RRSP and TFSA eligible shares, Local Investing YYC provides entrepreneurs with… Continue Reading

We’re excited to share that Cape Breton University is bringing its MBA in Community Economic Development (CED) to Calgary. The flexibility to complete a post-graduate degree program in two years on a part-time basis, in our community – bring it! “The MBA in CED attracts entrepreneurs, people working in the public sector and within community organizations. Learners can take… Continue Reading

We’re excited to announce registration is now open for EconoUs 2017! (You) and more than 350 community leaders from across Canada will converge in Calgary, Alberta September 13 – 15 2017 to connect, learn, celebrate, and share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies. This annual national conference by CCEDNet is co-hosted and delivered… Continue Reading

The new Thrive Accelerator program officially kicked off March 14th with 10 great businesses wanting to grow their triple bottom line. This program supports small businesses with big hearts to create social change using the power of their business. In 4 months of weekly classes, participants delve deep into financials, marketing, strategic planning, defining and… Continue Reading

How would you like to be part of a start-up, social-enterprise to develop and implement a grocery co-operative for seniors situated in the East Village at 5th St SE and 8th Ave? We have at present an opportunity to secure a space in the Golden Age Club. Because, we have a serious interest from the… Continue Reading

EconoUs is an annual conference powered by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET). Thrive has partnered with CCEDNet to bring EconoUs to Calgary this September 13, 14, 15.   As we face economic disparity, growing inequality, and environmental crises, Canadians are looking for alternatives. More and more community leaders across the country are using… Continue Reading

What does growing your business and creating social impact have in common? The new Thrive Accelerator!!! There are very few businesses in Calgary who are satisfied with their profitability. Not too many businesses are ok with where they are at right now. Part of it is the nature of being an entrepreneur, in that we… Continue Reading

If you are a resident in Calgary, you’ve likely heard about the fairly comprehensive overhaul that the City of Calgary has been doing with Waste and Recycling management. Since February 2016, multi-family buildings are required to provide residents with recycling services, and starting November 1, 2017, food and yard waste services will also become mandatory for the same… Continue Reading