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The power and potential of social procurement in Calgary

At a time when saving money and creating real value is more important than ever, governments across Canada are finding efficiencies and increased impact from public spending. As our city continues to recover from challenging economic times, The City of Calgary is exploring social procurement as a strategy to encourage local entrepreneurship, economic innovation and […]

Local Investing: mutual benefit over mutual funds

Local investing is the magic of people investing in people — their neighbours and local businesses, and it’s making a sizeable impact across Alberta, keeping more money in the local economy and creating local jobs. Thrive is looking to raise capital for Calgary businesses through Local Investing YYC, a local investment co-op. Members of Local […]

Who’s who in Thrive Accelerator: Spring 2018 cohort

The twice-yearly Thrive Accelerator is designed for existing businesses to scale their social impact while strengthening their financial sustainability. In six months participants gain new skills to up their business aptitude while growing their understanding of how to address social issues through business. The spring session kicked off on March 13, and we are excited […]