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Nadine Gudz's picture
Posted: Mon March 16 2015
By: Nadine Gudz
What are some key elements of new economies? New economies mean rethinking notions of value, innovation and the purpose of business. It requires collaboration with non-traditional business partners. At Interface, we are driven by questions like: what would it mean to be a restorative...
Axiom News's picture
Posted: Tue March 3 2015
By: Axiom News
What can we do right now with or without leadership? If we agree the community economy holds great promise for Canada’s future, what else might be done to make it more real and visible? Folks joining a teleconference earlier this week named what they see a big de-energizer: people working...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Mon February 23 2015
By: Yvon Poirier
As announced in the 2013 report published last January, work on the new UN Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) picked up strongly in the last twelve months. The year 2015 will be even more important since the UN General Assembly will adopt the new SDGs in September. During the past...
Lis Suarez's picture
Posted: Thu February 19 2015
By: Lis Suarez
Through a focus on women’s economic independence, Lis Suarez is working toward poverty reduction among both local and immigrant women in Canada. The FEM International founder works with women to increase awareness of social and ecological practices, provide tools for successful entrepreneurship,...
Sean McHugh's picture
Posted: Thu February 19 2015
By: Sean McHugh
Building a 21st century economy is not an easy endeavour by any means. That said, we’re at an interesting point in history where the decisions we make today, will have long standing effects on the generations to come.To date, we (in Canada) have lived in a world of abundance. Our economy has grown...
Victoria Wee's picture
Posted: Wed February 18 2015
By: Victoria Wee
What are some key elements of “new economies”?Education for sustainable development integrated at all levels of education.There is a lot I am grateful to the public education system for. However it’s clear that currently there is a lack of education for sustainable development in the classroom....
Mike McGinn's picture
Posted: Tue February 17 2015
By: Mike McGinn
Mike McGinn knows exactly what real wealth means for him, and it’s simple: health, and friends. These have been fundamental to everything he has done, from being a community member volunteer, to a lawyer, a non-profit founder, and the Mayor of Seattle. Mike has found the motivation for his ongoing...
Portia Sam's picture
Posted: Mon February 16 2015
By: Portia Sam
Portia Sam is the Program Coordinator for Miscellany, a social enterprise that operates two thriving thrift stores and a variety of women and youth focused programs in Vancouver, BC. For Portia, the idea that a business can viably integrate revenue with community-based social programs just makes...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Wed February 4 2015
By: Darcy Penner
Today, with great excitement, we officially launched the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy: A Strategy for Creating Jobs Through Social Enterprise. A community-led initiative co-created by the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba and the Province of Manitoba, this document is a comprehensive...
Kirsten Bernas's picture
Posted: Fri January 30 2015
By: Kirsten Bernas
Affordable housing has long been a community priority. Individuals and families need stable housing to access social services and succeed in training or employment. The province has added more than 3,000 new social and affordable-housing units since 2009, and has increased annual investments in...

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