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Mind the Gap: new approaches to Wealth Inequality

The Poverty Studies Summer Institute at Ambrose University

Just two years ago, in January 2015, the unemployment rate in Alberta was hovering around 4.6%. Today, it is about double that at 8.8%.

Statistics like these do little to describe the extent of the hardship some Albertans are facing these days. Fortunately organizations like the Canadian Poverty Institute at Ambrose University are searching for solutions to end poverty in Canada.
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How to create a Business which is good and smart

Thrive launches new program to help entrepreneurs grow and create community impact

Calgary social entrepreneurs with a desire to grow and improve business skills are invited to apply for Thrive’s spring Accelerator program. The program is also designed for existing entrepreneurs that are curious about integrating social and environmental impact into their business.
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1000 Families

Building the Assets of People and Communities

There are families in Alberta living on $22,000/year. Anyone who buys groceries knows that $22,000 doesn’t go far. According to Statistics Canada, the poverty line – also known as the low-income cut-off (or “LICO”) – is a family income of $44,000/year. A family of four living below the LICO devotes a larger share of its
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Do You Know Where Your Money is?

Or New Frontiers for Local Investing!

Do you know where your money is? Most of us don’t, and if we did, we might be dismayed to find that it’s invested in the very companies we avoid like the plague. Or at the very least, we sometimes roll over in the middle of the night, when our money hasn’t come home yet and wonder . . .in which country is it hanging out? Doing what?
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GETTING OUR GEEK ON

“I find that everyone is geeky in their own way,” Chic Geek’s founder, Kylie Toh, says encouragingly.

Chic Geek is a volunteer-run, safe and supportive group that holds a place for women to try out technology in Calgary. It hosts meet-ups and seminars for the tech-curious, and next week, on November 16, will present their “Geeky Summit.”
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Reading the Community Tea Leaves

Seeing the Future of a Successful Business District: Community and Commerce

Did you know the Kensington Business District was the location of one of the highest participation events in the launch of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the latest from the Land of Harry Potter? There were Harrys, Hermiones and Dumbledores taking over the streets of Kensington as they lined up to get the new book from Pages bookstore.
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Events

    What’s New in the Neighbourhood?

    16/05/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Zoom  May 16, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST What’s New in the Neighbourhood? The Abundant Communities Model of neighbourhood development, prototyped by Howard Lawrence and the City of Edmonton, is being adopted all over Canada and North America. Guests include: Meet John McKnight and Howard Lawrence, as well as early adopters
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      What’s New in the World of Dying?

      09/05/2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Zoom  May 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST What’s New in the World of Dying? NewScoop is excited to host a conversation with practitioners who are camped out on the edges of social evolution as we are forced by diverse factors to re-examine our relationship with dying. Guests include: Sarah
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