Congratulations Universal Access – #inclusive

REAP’s Be Local Awards have wrapped up for 2017, with Calgarian’s voting for their favourite REAP businesses from August until the end of October. On November 22, changemakers gathered at River Café to honour local businesses and nonprofits [...]

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 [...]

Open to everyone – #buildingcommunity

Right off 33rd Street and 17th Avene SE resides Calgary’s largest makerspace. They came together with one common vision: to create opportunity, self sustainability and, perhaps most importantly, community. By fusing talented individuals [...]

Meet the Thrive Accelerator fall cohort!

Thrive Accelerator is all about helping businesses grow and create social impact within their communities. Through unique learning delivery, this 6 month program integrates in-class learning with one-on-one business coaching for small business [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]