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Accelerating Social Impact CCC's picture
Posted: Fri December 19 2014
By: Accelerating So...
As I ponder how we analyze a community economy, I think I am starting to understand my continual aversion to the on-going efforts to 'map social economy' or 'mapping social enterprise'. And it may not be just my irrational obstinate character!This new perspective comes from having just spent some...
Carolyn Davis's picture
Posted: Thu December 18 2014
By: Carolyn Davis
Originally published on Momentum's blog Engage on December 16, 2014Momentum’s Self Employment program has offered business training to Calgarians since 1998. Because our participants face barriers such as disability, income level, or low education, they would have difficulty starting a business on...
Elwood M. Hopkins's picture
Posted: Tue December 16 2014
By: Elwood M. Hopkins
This blog was originally published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review on December 4, 2014  When most people speak of place-based efforts to alleviate poverty, their definition is the same one used for the last half century—ever since the Ford Foundation undertook its 1964 Gray Areas Project...
David Pell's picture
Posted: Wed December 3 2014
By: David Pell
According to a recent United Nations report countries that invest in their youth will have stronger economies and healthier populations.  Unfortunately the efforts to address youth unemployment in most U.N. member countries is inadequate. Too many of the world’s 1.8 billion youth are becoming a...
Brenda Plant's picture
Posted: Thu November 27 2014
By: Brenda Plant
Since the 2008 global economic crisis, local consumption around the world has been on the rise. Canada is no exception! A year ago, the Business Development Bank of Canada identified buying local as one of five game-changing consumer trends1. Indeed, nearly two-thirds of Canadians have recently...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Thu November 27 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy, participated for the first time in the UN and International Organizations Civil Society Focal Points meeting held at the World Bank Headquarters November 17-18, 2014. A dozen organizations from civil society, such...
Marie-Adélaïde Matheï's picture
Posted: Fri November 21 2014
By: Marie-Adélaïde ...
This blog post was originally published November 19, 2014 by the United Nations Research Institute for Social DevelopmentIn this update on the progress being made in putting social and solidarity economy on the UN agenda, UNRISD Research Analyst Marie-Adélaïde Matheï reviews its position in post-...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Tue November 4 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
The 2014 International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) conference was held October 19-22 in Lima, Peru. Forum, a global network of organizations involved in international volunteering, co-organised IVCO 2014 with Uniterra, the largest Canadian volunteer program, which is co-managed by...
Kirsten Bernas's picture
Posted: Mon October 27 2014
By: Kirsten Bernas
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 27, 2014  There is some good news in the province's recently released second annual All Aboard report, which tracks poverty and social exclusion in Manitoba. However, it's clear much more needs to be done.Since the All Aboard poverty-...
Katie Derksen's picture
Posted: Wed October 22 2014
By: Katie Derksen
It's true! Since its inception as CEDTAS (Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Service) almost 10 years ago, Spark has leveraged over $1 million dollars in pro bono assistance for Winnipeg's community organizations. What started as a small pilot project at SEED Winnipeg has grown to...


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