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Good Governance in Practice: Examples from the Co-operative Sector

rplc webinarWhat is good governance? Co-operatives across Canada struggle with the issue of governance and how to effectively make decisions and implement policies that benefit their organizations. This webinar will present a model of good governance for co-operatives and offer insights into organizational policy being practiced in the co-op sector. Examples will focus on rural Canadian co-operatives and the practical and policy implications of strategic decisions.

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Kyle White is the Education and Engagement Lead with Co-operatives First. His work focuses on developing and delivering educational and development services for Co-operatives First. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Kyle has worked his way across Canada focusing on community economic development in rural and Indigenous communities. With degrees in Geography and Public Policy, Kyle’s educational background has focused on community development, governance, and organizational policy. Aside from his work with Co-operatives First, Kyle is a volunteer with a Saskatoon Lions Club and serves on the boards of two housing corporations.

An Economy for Everyone: Bold Strategies to Build Racial and Economic Equity

PolicyLinkMore than 100 million people in the United States — one in every three residents, and nearly half of all people of color — are economically insecure, with a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The new report from PolicyLink and PERE, "100 Million and Counting: A Portrait of Economic Insecurity in the United States," states that this reflects not only the toxic polarization of wealth and income but also the persistence of racial inequities throughout the economy.

Join us on January 14 to hear from leading thinkers and advocates as they discuss bold, innovative policy ideas that can transform systems and institutions to tap into the potential of people of color and low-income communities rather than locking them out of our national prosperity, so we can all share in the benefits of a more equitable and inclusive society.

Register for An Economy for Everyone

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Sandy Fernandez, Director for the Americas, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, USC
  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute
  • Sarita Gupta, co-executive director, Jobs With Justice and the co-director of Caring Across Generations
  • Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton, California (invited)

Discover Build: Validation Workshop

Discover BuildOur 5-month Build program starts February 25th, and we're offering a taste of the program that has changed participants lives and launched them into becoming entrepreneurs with impact. On Dec 17, Groundswell co-founder Paola Qualizza will take you through a 60 minute session that introduces a critical element of Groundswell’s Build curriculum: Validation. What is validation and why should it matter to you? Hint: It's the difference between a good idea and a great business. Come to get some real tools you can start applying to your idea or early stage business now.

Build is an incubator and accelerator for early and mid stage social businesses.

Register for Discover Build: Validation Workshop

Early Bird Deadline for BUILD: Apply by Dec. 18 to take advantage of a combined $700 bursary and discount! To be eligible for the $350 Bursary you MUST come to this Dec. 17th event - don’t miss out!  

Info Session

After the validation workshop, we’ll give you the 411 on our flagship Explore and Build programs and answer any questions you may have. Bring a notebook and prepare to do some life changing work, just in time for the new year! Seats are limited, RSVP below today!

Groundswell offers a suite of hands on programs and mentorship that help you along a journey towards meaningful self employment and social entrepreneurship.  Are you looking to EXPLORE your opportunities in social entrepreneurship or BUILD your small business?  Maybe you just want to learn more about Groundswell and the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Vancouver. If so, this is the time!

From anywhere you're at, with any questions you have, this casual in-person session will give you all the information you need about our programs and answer any questions you have. You'll meet Groundswell alum and founder of Mojo Emporium, Cass King.

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