Local Investing YYC is a for-profit investment cooperative with a mandate to get capital back into local businesses that are generating financial returns while creating positive social and environmental change in Calgary. They recognize the power of mobilizing community wealth to strengthen the local economy and create positive change. “We are on the cusp of […]
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Having a physical space in which to gather is an integral part of community building. However, many organizations in the non-profit and arts sectors struggle to find a home base in Alberta. Enter Spacefinder, a free platform created by developers in New York City that was brought to Alberta by Calgary Arts Development and friends […]
In the spring of 2018, Thrive launched its first-ever Incubator cohort with 12 aspiring social entrepreneurs seeking to create social impact through their business. We were fortunate to catch up with five of these inaugural graduates, and this is what they’re up to now: Ely Ryan, Tradeslife Ryan had first incorporated his business in 2013 […]
Now in its second cohort, Thrive Incubator is poised to help early-stage and aspiring social entrepreneurs put their business ideas to action. The fall run of the program is now in session, and we are in awe of the innovative ideas that our participants have brought into the classroom. Check out the business ideas from […]
The $7 Challenge is Vibrant Communities Calgary’s latest campaign to put average Calgarians in the shoes of someone living on low income.