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Posted: Thu March 19 2015
By: Jessica Knowler
For Women Transforming Cities, the present-day economic reality is one of increasing inequality that has disparate outcomes for marginalized communities. This is to say that economic inequality tends to fall along gendered and racialized lines (to name only two). Such inequality is echoed in the...
Katie Derksen's picture
Posted: Wed March 18 2015
By: Katie Derksen
It's not often that Spark matches blow up Twitter, but a recent match between Soup Bee, a Winnipeg social enterprise that sells soups made with local ingredients by individuals facing barriers to employment, and Shel Zolkewich, a marketing specialist and food blogger, did just that. Spark is...
Adam Lynes-Ford's picture
Posted: Wed March 18 2015
By: Adam Lynes-Ford
I’m really interested in the possibilities that arise from two realities: There are multiple benefits of providing health care to people where they live. In order to keep people and communities healthy, the evidence tells us we need to prioritize offering accessible, interdisciplinary care and...
Alexa Pitoulis's picture
Posted: Tue March 17 2015
By: Alexa Pitoulis
What are some key elements of "new economies"? Rethinking what we value and how we measure success. What does success look and feel like at all levels of the economy? To answer this question we must be willing to redefine wealth and move beyond what our current economic systems value as...
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....

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