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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 […]
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Refugee-owned soap business gets a boost

Saraphy Bath and Spa is a natural soap company founded by a refugee, to help other refugees through employment. Thandar (Tanda) Htun came to Canada from Myanmar – where she had also been running a similar social enterprise selling handmade soap. She founded Saraphy Bath and Spa in May of 2018 alongside her brother and […]