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Join a group of 10 change-makers in this practical hands-on program to bring your social-change idea to reality through business. Over 12 weeks you’ll attend business start-up classes to complete a full business plan that ensures your social cause is truly creating positive, sustainable social impact in your community. You’ll also meet with a business coach, 1-on-1, weekly for 24 weeks – all FREE!

October 2019-March 2020

Economics of Social Change

Harness new tools in this 5-part workshop series designed for individuals passionate about community that are curious how to apply an economic lens to social issues. Grow your understanding of the connections between the local economy, community development and social change in areas such as food security, affordable housing and local job creation.

April 26-October 10, 2019

Thrive’s Community Huddle

Our annual community celebration brings together our community partners, staff, and program alumni to collaborate on new enterprising ideas that bring community economic development to the forefront.

2019 Date TBD

SVI Alberta

A hands-on encounter at the Banff Centre with and for social-venture leaders. Attendees will work with 70 other innovators in a highly interactive and intensive format. It will be an opportunity to innovate, connect, breathe, disrupt, rejuvenate and shake things up.

2020 Date TBD


Vivo Night Market North

Vivo Night Market North is a free-entry summer market at Vivo in Country Hills. We are reviving community connection to create an atmosphere of fun, creativity, and togetherness through delicious food, entertainment, and an incredible show of talented, local vendors.