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Incubator graduate fights human trafficking with beach bags

Thea Caye is changing the world for women, one beach bag at a time.  A passionate feminist and advocate for those living in poverty, founder Carlie Rioux partners with a Fair–Trade factory in Nepal, hiring women to sew beach bags at a living wage — all of whom are survivors of human trafficking.  “Human trafficking is the fastest-growing […]
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VIDEO: Apply now for the Fall 2019 Incubator

Incubator is a free 24-week program to help start-up and aspiring entrepreneurs flesh out their ideas and build a full-fledged business plan with the help of hands-on class time, peer support, and one-on-one business coaching. The next cohort begins on October 1 and we can’t wait to help you make your business idea into a […]
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Colouring it Forward shares Indigenous pride through colouring books

Diana Frost was looking for meaningful ways to support her Indigenous community when she founded Colouring it Forward – a publishing and colouring book company, working directly with Indigenous elders, artists and authors. The idea came to her one night in a dream.  “Isn’t that perfect?” she says, “It’s a very Indigenous way to decide what you’re going […]
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Following the call for co-ops: a Q & A with Jared Blustein

Jared Blustein is a passionate social entrepreneur and advocate for cooperative business models. On May 11, he will be leading a workshop at the New Central Library — Worker Co-ops: Workplace Democracy for a Solidarity Economy — to spread awareness for worker co-ops specifically. We sat down with Blustein to get the skinny on how […]
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“Not-only-for-profit” Fiasco Gelato to speak at SVI

Hot off the heels of his 10-year anniversary of taking over Fiasco Gelato, CEO James Boettcher will serve as a case study at Social Venture Institute (SVI) Alberta 2019.  “Often I underestimate the power of sharing our journey over the last 10 years in building a purpose-driven company that has been through so many ups and downs,” Boettcher says.   SVI […]