Community Economic Development Events

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Alberta Community Energy Workshop

Renewable energy has benefits beyond decreasing our carbon footprint. Community ownership of renewable energy initiatives will make power more affordable while giving every day people the ability to be directly involved in the energy systems their cities and provinces are developing.

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Awaken Your Company With Help From Catherine Bell

Awakened Company author Catherine Bell hosts an inspiring evening during REAP’s Down to Earth Week. Catherine Bell is the co-founder of BluEra – a business consultancy and one of Calgary’s fastest-growing companies in 2015.

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Agents of Change – Move Forward. Give Back.

Agents of Change isn’t attracting clients just through their social enterprise model of real estate. They are providing value to those looking to buy new homes by going above and beyond the standard referral model.

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Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association continues to invest in their community. In 2015, they acquired the tenant run day care that had been running at the community association for decades. As a result, they’ve increased capacity for the day care and prioritize placement for residents in their community.

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Evergreen Theatre – A Unique Community Space

When faced with the termination of their lease, Evergreen Theatre wanted to do more than just move. They decided “it was time to take a big risk” and purchase a building that could be remodeled into viable and vibrant community space – a decision that lead to the creation of Evergreen Community Spaces. I had the opportunity to […]

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2015 Community Economy Leader Award – Muttley Crüe

Each year Thrive takes part in REAP’s Be Local Awards by sponsoring the Community Economy Leader Award. This year we received a number of fantastic submissions, but were truly impressed by Muttley Crüe Organics Grooming and Dog Care and their initiatives.

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Alberta BoostR Celebrates Local Change Makers

On December 2nd, Alberta BoostR is celebrating local change makers as they pitch their initiatives on the BoostR Stage to a room full of over 300 Calgarians. Join Thrive for the first-ever BoostR Stage event dedicated to celebrating Alberta’s social entrepreneurs.

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Going Further Together

This fall, Thrive is teaming up with Conscious Brands to help launch Calgary into the new economy. We are joining forces on a collaborative leadership program, Spiral Table®, providing unique peer-to-peer training for leaders in purpose-driven organizations to accelerate personal and organizational growth.

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Recruiting 24 leaders for September 2015 in Calgary!

We are recruiting twenty-four leaders to take the 2015-16 SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development with a special cohort of Calgary’s most active change-makers.

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Join Thrive and SFU for a Spring Webinar Series

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves in co-creating a sustainable, local economy right here in Calgary? This spring Simon Fraser University is offering a glimpse into their Certificate program in Community Economic Development

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