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Conference ‘success’ was place-based

It’s a wrap! After more than 12 months in the making we are thrilled to say EconoUs2017, the 8th annual community economic development conference, and our first-go at co-organizing an event of this scale was a success. Quantifying ‘success’ [...]

Northern Hills Connect #socents in the making

In partnership with the Northern Hills Community Association and Vivo we’ve had the opportunity to introduce the communities of Northern Hills, Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Coventry Hills, Harvest Hills and Panorama Hills to social [...]

Grow your Food Biz with Thrive

Attention all YYC foodies! Thrive Accelerator is on the hunt for locally-owned and operated food purveyors who want to increase revenues and grow their business. Next cohort is Spring 2018. Why we care about food: We believe the food industry [...]

#SoulForumYYC – next great gathering

EconoUs2017, the national community economic development conference held in Calgary Sept 13-15 was an amazing success. But we're not done yet! Calgary’s changemaking community is still buzzing as it gears up for Soul of the Next Economy Forum [...]

Why MBA in CED?

We're thrilled Cape Breton University is offering its MBA in Community Economic Development in Calgary starting January 2018. Fellow YYC changemaker and CBU alumni Roman Katsnelson (KRD Consulting Group) shares how it all went down, for him. We [...]

Workshop for Changemakers

We are excited to announce author of An Army of Problem Solvers and social entrepreneur Shaun Loney will be hosting a workshop for changemakers in Calgary September 11-13 at Mount Royal University! Loney has co-founded and mentored 11 social [...]

Develop your leadership potential with Spiral Table

Thrive and Conscious Brands are coming together once again to activate your local economy leadership potential! If you're passionate about a sustainable economy where everyone can thrive, come together to connect, collaborate and address unique [...]

Co-work & create @emergeHUByyc

We’re so excited to see a community unfolding over at emergeHUB on International Ave! The collaborative space has some exciting offerings in the works from how-to’s in small business accounting and social media marketing to ‘Turning Passion [...]

Accelerate your business with social purpose

Did you know there’s a free program for established social entrepreneurs who want to grow their business financially while creating social change in YYC? Thrive Accelerator is a 16-week program designed to help you to do business differently and [...]

July. Calgary. Coolness.

Sharing some amazing sparks of action, we see through our collaborative work in community and a few opportunities this July! Emerge Co-Work Hub We are thrilled to announce emergeHub opens in July, yet another exciting initiative of International [...]

Sept 29 & 30 – Soul of the Next Economy Forum

This great snapshot of the upcoming Soul of the Next Economy Forum was submitted by our friend and Chair of the planning committee for the event Angie Redecopp. She is an associate professor at Ambrose University, and teaches in the business [...]

CED as verb, not verbiage

It was a national gathering, a meeting of minds (and eating of very large chocolate chip cookies) to discuss building support among funders, policymakers and leading practitioners, and explore opportunities for shared and sustainable [...]