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Conversations for the Common Good: The Neighbourhood Edition

Asset Based, Place and Neighbour Friendly Approaches to support Vibrant Neighbourhoods and Resilient Citizens

We are pleased to host Howard Lawrence and Anna Bubel from Edmonton to share their work with The Edmonton Community Development Corporation, The 1000 Families Project and The Abundant Communities Initiative in three workshops on February 10 and 11. Neighbourhood Edition:  Section A – Introducing The Edmonton Community Development Corporation, The 1000 Families Project and
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Partners piloting micro loan to ease cash crunch

Build people’s assets and develop local economy among intentions

hen Timothy’s mother fell ill, he turned to payday lending to quickly borrow $1,000 to send home to her in another country. But Timothy soon got caught in a long-term cycle of debt when, two weeks after securing the payday loan, he couldn’t pay it back in full as required, and triple-digit interest was applied.
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