What do you get when you combine more than 25 organizations dedicated to eliminating poverty through financial empowerment? You get Aspire Calgary. Aspire Calgary is a multi-sector collaborative founded in 2015 originally as the Financial Empowerment Collaborative by The United Way of Calgary and Area, the City of Calgary, Vibrant Communities Calgary, The Province of Alberta, Bow […]
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Thank you to artist Kenna Burima for the beautiful song she wrote while attending our Community Huddle at the New Central Library and her blessing to share it. Get your tissues ready! Lyrics: Verse 1 There’s a woman who lives on my street works three jobs just to make ends meet and the man who […]
On Monday, December 17th, Calgary’s City Council took another important step towards supporting a more diverse and resilient local economy by approving recommendations to develop a social procurement policy for The City of Calgary.
On November 14 at REAP’s 6th Annual Be Local Awards, Thrive presented our Community Economy Leader Award to Bite Grocer and Eatery. Among the six nominees, Bite stood out for its commitment to provide a community hub and access to local goods through its various partnerships throughout Inglewood. In addition to having a designated staff […]
When he was in his 20s, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Deron Bilous recalls sitting down with a financial advisor and struggling to find worthy investments that aligned with his values. Now, with the introduction of the Community Economic Development Tax Credit (CEDC) by the Government of Alberta on October 18, 2018, Bilous is […]