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Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Wed November 16 2016
By: Darcy Penner
In September, Community Enterprise in Scotland hosted a group of Canadians for a week-long immersion in Scottish social enterprise programming, policy and practice. Canadians from four provinces, federal and provincial governments, social enterprise practitioners and network leaders travelled and...
Keith Taylor's picture
Posted: Fri October 21 2016
By: Keith Taylor
You can argue that the economy has largely bounced back from the state it was in seven years ago, but it's no secret that traditional community economic development models have stalled and often fail. But one approach to community economic development is rapidly gaining attention: cooperative...
Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu's picture
Posted: Fri October 14 2016
By: Gabriel Salathé...
*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ Social Entrepreneurship Social entrepreneurship is increasingly popular among Canadian youth. Its popularity stems from a variety of reasons, including changes in youth’s values and career aspirations, as well as an increase in the availability of...
Miriam Axel-Lute's picture
Posted: Fri September 30 2016
By: Miriam Axel-Lute
In theory, the recession has been over since 2009. But that theory means little for most workers in this country, who have only seen only 5 percent of economic growth since then accrue to them. We still have a jobs gap of 7.7 million jobs in order to return to pre-recession employment levels and...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Tue September 6 2016
By: Darcy Penner
It’s been a long, long time since it was a novel insight to say “a penny of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But no matter how common the concepts of root causes and preventive or upstream investments become, our institutions have not scaled these investments to the levels our communities need...
Accelerating Social Impact CCC's picture
Posted: Wed August 31 2016
By: Accelerating So...
With little fanfare the Federal government has taken a major step forward this week in supporting the social enterprise sector – providing clarity on a definition and supporting the development of a national directory. The directory defines social enterprise as “an enterprise that seeks...
Axiom News's picture
Posted: Mon August 29 2016
By: Axiom News
In her 20 years of publishing about socially-responsible business and investing, author and new economy thought leader Marjorie Kelly has seen too often how well-meaning business people seeking to “do good things” find the ownership design of the business working against their intentions. This is...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Wed August 17 2016
By: Yvon Poirier
2016 is the first year of the ambitious United Nations plan to achieve sustainable development by 2030. What is striking is the close link of many, if not most, of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to issues related to social welfare, social justice, human rights, health and education, housing,...
Anthony Flaccavento's picture
Posted: Fri August 5 2016
By: Anthony Flaccavento
While there is no one definition for the "new economy", most folks working in this field would probably agree on a few basic elements that distinguish this economic approach from the current dominant economic model. I’ve attempted to summarize those below. Six Elements of Emerging New Economies...
Barend Dronkers's picture
Posted: Thu July 21 2016
By: Barend Dronkers
Renewable energy projects can be installed at community scale or micro-scale. Photo: David Dodge Traditional power generation often takes the form of large generators far from the cities and towns that ultimately consume the electricity. Renewable power technology,...

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