July. Calgary. Coolness.

July. Calgary. Coolness.

Sharing some amazing sparks of action, we see through our collaborative work in community and a few opportunities this July! Emerge Co-Work Hub We are thrilled to announce emergeHub opens in July, yet another exciting initiative of International Ave BRZ. The co-work hub was unveiled for an early viewing in June and acted as site… Read more

Sept 29 & 30 – Soul of the Next Economy Forum

Sept 29 & 30 – Soul of the Next Economy Forum

This great snapshot of the upcoming Soul of the Next Economy Forum was submitted by our friend and Chair of the planning committee for the event Angie Redecopp. She is an associate professor at Ambrose University, and teaches in the business program and development studies minor. Her research focuses on the supply chain and human rights. … Read more

CED as verb, not verbiage

CED as verb, not verbiage

It was a national gathering, a meeting of minds (and eating of very large chocolate chip cookies) to discuss building support among funders, policymakers and leading practitioners, and explore opportunities for shared and sustainable prosperity. Some, like members of the Quebec-based Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation or Kaye Grant representing the Canadian Worker Co-operative… Read more

#Socent opportunity

#Socent opportunity

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)… Read more

Local Investing YYC

Local Investing YYC

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… Read more

MBA in CED coming to Calgary

MBA in CED coming to Calgary

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… Read more

Join us in Calgary for #EconoUs2017

Join us in Calgary for #EconoUs2017

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… Read more

Thrive Accelerator program kicks off

Thrive Accelerator program kicks off

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… Read more

Local action for food security

Local action for food security

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… Read more

EconoUs Call for Proposals Now Open

EconoUs Call for Proposals Now Open

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… Read more