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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 [...]

Join us in Calgary for #EconoUs2017

We’re excited to announce registration is now open for EconoUs 2017! (You) and more than 350 community leaders from across Canada will converge in Calgary, Alberta September 13 – 15 2017 to connect, learn, celebrate, and share a passion for [...]

Cooking up community in the kitchen

Knox Presbyterian Church is looking to renovate their 30 year old kitchen and turn it into a hub of activity for the community. The new space will allow: groups of residents to connect over food, people from different backgrounds to share [...]

Thrive Accelerator program kicks off

The new Thrive Accelerator program officially kicked off March 14th with 10 great businesses wanting to grow their triple bottom line. This program supports small businesses with big hearts to create social change using the power of their business. [...]

Local action for food security

How would you like to be part of a start-up, social-enterprise to develop and implement a grocery co-operative for seniors situated in the East Village at 5th St SE and 8th Ave? We have at present an opportunity to secure a space in the Golden Age [...]

EconoUs Call for Proposals Now Open

EconoUs is an annual conference powered by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNET). Thrive has partnered with CCEDNet to bring EconoUs to Calgary this September 13, 14, 15.   As we face economic disparity, growing [...]