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#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 [...]

Leadership development – 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 [...]

#Socent opportunity

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, problem-solvers, disruptors or all-round “outside-the-box” thinkers. Knox Presbyterian Church is looking for you. “We have a HUGE kitchen facility and are looking for a partner, or partners to help us [...]

Local Investing YYC

Imagine the potential of keeping your dollars local by investing in businesses you care about that are doing good right here in YYC. A new impact investment cooperative is doing just that. By providing everyday investors, like you and me, the [...]

MBA in CED coming to Calgary

We’re excited to share that Cape Breton University is bringing its MBA in Community Economic Development (CED) to Calgary. The flexibility to complete a post-graduate degree program in two years on a part-time basis, in our community - bring [...]