Posts byJacqueline Louie

How can Canadians build thriving communities?

By moving from an economy for me, to an economy for all.

Microlending. Local investing. Social finance. Food security. These are some of the tools that are being used by leaders in communities across the country to create an economy that emphasizes shared prosperity for all Canadians. These are just a few of the topics that will be front and centre at EconoUs2017, a national conference in
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COOPERATION AND COLLABORATION KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL BREAKTHROUGHS

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

When it comes to finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems, people need to talk with each other more, find common ground, and support each other in making positive change. People need to work together – and everyone needs to be involved.

Those were some of the key messages at the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s second annual Environmental Gathering: Breaking Through, which took place last month.
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Building Resilient Communities: Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty

With Mark Lakeman and Friends

Anyone can act to change the world for the better, using the tools, skills, education and resources they have right now.

“It’s about people making new choices,” says architect and ‘placemaker’ Mark Lakeman, a leader in the development of sustainable public places in the U.S. and Canada. “Community building is a consciousness project. Consciousness can actually shift to a place with such joy that it really is irrepressible.”
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