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Posted: Mon July 24 2017
By: Matthew Thompson
Cooperation, collaboration, community organizing, collective impact…whatever you call it, and however you go about it, the fact of the matter remains – we need to work together. We need to work together because… together we can get more work done, avoiding duplication of...
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Posted: Tue July 18 2017
By: Candice Davis
Picture yourself in your favourite park on beautiful day, you’ve found a quiet shady place under a tree or perhaps you’ve snagged that coveted bench spot that is always taken. You’ve brought with you a beverage and of course the book you can't wait to start, and have cleared the afternoon to do...
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Posted: Wed July 12 2017
By: Carlo Capra
On 20th and 21st October the EUKN welcomed Holzmarkt to Amsterdam for our 2014 Annual Conference - ‘The Civic Economy: time to get ready’. Holzmarkt are a perfect example of the civic economy and area development in action. This unique and inspiring collaboration of neighbours and entrepreneurs...
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Posted: Tue July 4 2017
By: Henry Mintzberg
Did you like this blog post? Check out the upcoming Rebalancing Society event in Montréal on September 8 We function at three levels in society, not two: the collective level broadly and the individual level narrowly, as well as the community level in between. At the...
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Posted: Thu June 1 2017
By: Bob Stilger
Small communities can be amazing and High River, Alberta, Canada is at the top of my list right now. I’ve been with people in community there for three days. About 90 folks who care came out for one or more of four sessions of the Our High River Summit. That’s out of 13,000 people. In...
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Posted: Wed May 17 2017
By: Matthew Thompson
EconoUs2017 is open to everyone. I wanted to say this first and foremost, in case you think by my attempt at a click-bait title that we wish to exclude anyone. Each of the partner organizations, as you can see by their mission statements, work with inclusivity and shared prosperity as...
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Posted: Tue May 16 2017
By: Jay Walljasper
Business owners gather at an elegant Montreal event center to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a large-scale economic partnership. The former chief of Quebec’s largest bank is the guest of honor. Sidewalks bustle with people walking in and out of homes, offices, bank, pharmacy, workout...
Matthew Thompson's picture
Posted: Thu May 4 2017
By: Matthew Thompson
The Early Bird Gets the Worm Do you hear the Canada geese honking overhead? Registration for EconoUs2017 is now open and these birds don’t want to miss out. Only, instead of a worm, what the early bird gets is $100 off their registration…that’s a 20% discount! And if you’re a member of...
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Posted: Wed May 3 2017
By: SFU Community E...
Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. The next program runs from October 2017 to May 2018. There are only 28 spots available, so apply today. Are you action-oriented and community-focused? Do you want to be part of an active and...
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Posted: Wed April 26 2017
By: Emilia Kennedy
This summer, we’re sending teams of dedicated volunteers out to over 25 communities in Alberta to raise awareness about renewable energy, and to make the case that Alberta has the capacity to ensure “Solar 4 All.” But what do we mean when we say we want solar for all? And why is it...

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