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Building Capacity with Toy Lending in Sunalta

Most people are familiar with the concept of libraries, but it may surprise some to learn the lending approach can be applied to more than just books! Using a little bit of creativity and a lot of volunteer energy, Calgary will soon have its very [...]

Repairing the Future through Business

Written by: Jason de Leeuw Owner and President of Father & Sons: Small Engine Services, Inc. Fall 2017 Thrive Accelerator participant. When a youth faces a life-changing event, in the negative sense, the most difficult hurdle to overcome is [...]

Why MBA in CED?

We're thrilled Cape Breton University is offering its MBA in Community Economic Development in Calgary starting in 2018. Fellow YYC changemaker and CBU alumni Roman Katsnelson (KRD Consulting Group) shares how it all went down, for him. We hope [...]

Open to everyone – #buildingcommunity

Right off 33rd Street and 17th Avene SE resides Calgary’s largest makerspace. They came together with one common vision: to create opportunity, self sustainability and, perhaps most importantly, community. By fusing talented individuals [...]

Meet the Thrive Accelerator fall cohort!

Thrive Accelerator is all about helping businesses grow and create social impact within their communities. Through unique learning delivery, this 6 month program integrates in-class learning with one-on-one business coaching for small business [...]

Grow your Food Biz with Thrive

Attention all YYC foodies! Thrive Accelerator is on the hunt for locally-owned and operated food purveyors who want to increase revenues and grow their business. Next cohort is Spring 2018. Why we care about food: We believe the food industry [...]

Co-work & create @emergeHUByyc

We’re so excited to see a community unfolding over at emergeHUB on International Ave! The collaborative space has some exciting offerings in the works from how-to’s in small business accounting and social media marketing to ‘Turning Passion [...]

Develop your leadership potential with Spiral Table

Thrive and Conscious Brands are coming together once again to activate your local economy leadership potential! If you're passionate about a sustainable economy where everyone can thrive, come together to connect, collaborate and address unique [...]

Accelerate your business with social purpose

Did you know there’s a free program for established social entrepreneurs who want to grow their business financially while creating social change in YYC? Thrive Accelerator is a 16-week program designed to help you to do business differently and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]