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November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

November Lunch and Learn SeriesIf your organization wants to make a bigger impact in their local economy, then this free webinar series is not to be missed.

Training, education, and information is not only a co-operative principle, it’s an important part of growing any organization. Every Thursday during the month of November we are offering free noon-hour webinars that will expand your organization’s knowledge about strategic opportunities around economic development. All you need is to RSVP in advance.

Register for the November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

To best enjoy these webinars, we highly recommend watching this webinar with a colleague; invite them for lunch! All webinars run from noon-1PM (MST)

November 2nd: Co-operative Strategies that can grow your business save you money,

If your enterprise is looking to reduce costs, increase productivity, and build a strong work culture, then this 45-minute lunch hour webinar is not to be missed. Learn how co-operative strategies can be applied in your business, not for profit, or community.

Hosted by Seth Leon, Manager of Co-operative Services; Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

November 9th: Member Loyalty Programs: Enhance member value while supporting local business

North Parkland Power REA (NPP) has increased value to their members offering loyalty discounts to a range of local businesses. This strategy also connects their co-op to the local business community in a meaningful way. Learn how NPP devised and executed on this strategy, and the key actions needed to get started in your community.

Hosted by Andrea LaBrie, Member-Owner Representative; North Parkland Power REA ltd.

November 16th: As Local As Possible: Craft Brewing in Alberta

Alberta’s craft beer industry is exploding, having tripled in size over the past few years. Growth continues, all over Alberta, in an industry that has deep roots in the history of the province. Where has the industry come from and where will it go? How can your community play its part in making brewing a signature industry for Alberta?

Hosted by Terry Rock, Executive Director; Alberta Small Brewers Association

November 23rd:  Local Investing & Community Economic DevelopmentLearn about how to invest locally, raise capital for your local business, and how to grow your local economy. Recent changes to investment rules in Alberta will soon make things easier to invest locally and raise money locally. Learn how community economic development can help your business do well, and do good. This webinar will help frame local opportunities with long-term economic growth, opportunities to maximize your impact, access tax benefits, and mobilize growing networks.

Hosted by Courtney Hare, Public Policy Manager; Momentum

November 30th: How inclusive spaces increase market share and build stronger businesses

Creating welcoming spaces strengthen brand identity and improve customer experience. This webinar explains how to develop accessible and inclusive spaces that will help your business grow. Learn how to maximize your marketing and strengthen your brand. This webinar will also touch on project management for creating accessible spaces, and how to access grants.

Hosted by Sean Crump CEO and Head Chair; Universal Access

Course Correction: Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19

Course Correction Banner ImageMovement Generation has been coalescing in our (virtual) dream tank and like many of you we are leaning into and processing the range of emotions stirred up by the pandemic crisis. We also recognize this as a time of possibility to act collectively to make the ecological and economic shifts we need.  In that spirit, we are leading with our hearts to create a four-session online course series that helps reframe the COVID-19 crisis. If you’re hungry to discuss real solutions and strategies that address the structural inequities that got us into this mess, then join us! 


The Fireweed Fellowship Program

The Fireweed Fellowship is the first national accelerator program for Indigenous entrepreneurship in Canada.

The program will consist of a 10-month-long, immersive, cohort-style fellowship program combining online educational sessions, self-directed on-the-land learning and leadership development. Additionally the program offers peer support, one-on-one coaching, mentorship, pro-bono professional services as well as investment-readiness prep. 

20 Jul 2020

Democratize This! Living in Contradiction

Image of Living In Contradiction webinarIn conceiving of our problems, it takes effort to shift perspective from: “It’s big, it’s scary, it’s hopeless!” to “It’s designed, it’s vulnerable, and we can change it.” We understand our root problems perpetuate each other. In this webinar we explore how to unmask their vulnerabilities, and contest them. Safiya Noble is the author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and co-director of the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry at UCLA. Composer and curator Andrew C. Smith will offer relevant musical interludes from his own work and by The Happy Valley Band.


Democratize This! What Time Is It On the World Clock?

Ricardo Levins Morales Artwork

Democratize This! What Time is It on the Clock of the World with Ricardo Levins Morales is the public launch of the Democratize This! weninar series July 5th through August 16, 2020.

During Democratize This! organizers invite people to think and collaborate rather than panic and react. Through presentation, performance, and small group work we will explore the question: How do small groups instigate systems change towards a more just and desirable future for everyone? 

This first event will explore the nature of the crisis we are living in and the opportunity to design strategic social interventions in many domains. Our guest will be Ricardo Levins Morales, the well known Minneapolis based, Puerto Rican artist and movement elder who has worked for decades on sustainable activism, organizing, and strategy.

Registration for the entire seven-week webinar is not required. Sliding scale options available.



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