COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL BREAKTHROUGHS

Key messages from Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Environmental Gathering: Breaking Through

Cohousing : The Legacy of a Danish Social Entrepreneur

What really makes sense for people in late twentieth century, western industrialized societies?

Singing their way into Justice: Harmony through Harmony

Music, faith and justice: Calgary choral group creates values-based community

Community ChampionsShaping a Better City

Hospitality – Beyond the Usual Suspects

A Jewish congregation welcomes Syrian Refugees

“…it’s a real gift to people to help alleviate the sense of bitter frustration and depression that comes with feeling helpless while watching a tragedy. This is something that people can do. And you don’t have to have a lot of money to do it. You don’t have to have any special anything. You can just contribute whatever little bit of time or money or energy that you can spare. And you can make a difference. All of us made a difference.”
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The New EconomyCreating a Thriveable Future

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

    Neighbourhood Edition: Section C

    11/02/2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm - Neighbourhood Edition:  Section C - Abundant Communities Calgary, Getting it started in Calgary and in your neighbourhood Saturday February 11, 9:30am – 2:00 pm Awaken Church (located at Bow Waters community Church) 6508 Bowwood Dr N.W. Become an Individual member and get a discounted rate. Who should attend? Neighbours who think that they could be more
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    Our StoryNew Scoop and Journalism

    International Journalism Cooperatives, Unite!

    A world co-operative network intends to gather press co-operatives from around the world! The day before the closure of the International Summit of Co-operatives 2016, a group of journalists working within co-operatives of press established in Canada, Portugal and France, decided to link their efforts to promote the co-operative values in the world.
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