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A redemption arc in social enterprise: Redemptive Developments to speak at SVI

Unemployment, poverty, and waste management in Edmonton and Calgary are the social issues Redemptive Developments is working to solve through meaningful employment since 2011.  Director of Operations Chris Hammond, and Director of Business Development Bretton Hammond will serve as one of the case studies at the Social Venture Institute (SVI) Alberta 2019. As a case […]
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“Not-only-for-profit” Fiasco Gelato to speak at SVI

Hot off the heels of his 10-year anniversary of taking over Fiasco Gelato, CEO James Boettcher will serve as a case study at Social Venture Institute (SVI) Alberta 2019.  “Often I underestimate the power of sharing our journey over the last 10 years in building a purpose-driven company that has been through so many ups and downs,” Boettcher says.   SVI […]
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Refugee-owned soap business gets a boost

Saraphy Bath and Spa is a natural soap company founded by a refugee, to help other refugees through employment. Thandar (Tanda) Htun came to Canada from Myanmar – where she had also been running a similar social enterprise selling handmade soap. She founded Saraphy Bath and Spa in May of 2018 alongside her brother and […]

SVI Alberta hits home for prairie social innovators

It’s often been reported by social innovators that they feel alone when facing professional challenges. In October 2018, 46 socially-minded entrepreneurs, innovators, and community changemakers headed to Banff for the first-ever Social Venture Institute (SVI) Alberta. The gathering was hosted by Social Enterprise Fund and Thrive, in partnership with Hollyhock, a leadership institute on the […]