Category: The New Economy

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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