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Ideation Station

Do you have an idea for a social enterprise? Are you passionate about reducing poverty, and making your Calgary community a safe, inclusive, and abundant place for everyone? Join us for a FREE full-day workshop, where we’ll spend the day further refining your idea towards a viable community change effort.

REGISTER NOW! July 13 — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

June 29, July 6, July 27, August 17, & September 7 – 4-9 p.m.

Community Soup

Meet your neighbours, share your ideas and enjoy some soup!

Join us for an evening of sharing soup, ideas, and support with your Northern Hills neighbours. The evening will focus on informal idea sharing around the table. Bring your business and community ideas to share, hear what ideas and are exploring, and bring support for everyone.

August 22, 6-8 p.m.

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


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!

Fall 2019 Cohort 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