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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

2009 CD/CED Manitoba Gathering

Please join us at the 2009 CD/CED Gathering

To create change, we build movements, coalitions and networks. To build better neighbourhoods, we work collectively through grassroots leadership. To benefit local economies, we create organizations and business run and owned by community - In all of this, we are Stronger Together.

Join others engaged in all aspects of building fairer and stronger local economies, tackling poverty and homelessness, and investing in sustainable communities for a full day of networking, learning, sharing, and inspiration.

With over 30 workshops, this free, all-day event takes place on October 23rd at St. John's High School in Winnipeg's North End.


There is no charge for registering for this conference.


RECONNECT! Making Community Essential

Smilling young people at a party (With text) "Reconnect Making Community Essential October 6 and 7/ Live OnlineLearn with an unprecedented team of thought leaders from communities across North America that have innovative responses to COVID recovery and community building and have implemented effective social responses. Learn about the unprecedented spontaneous uprising of everyday people taking action to support their neighbours.

Most importantly talk about what comes next.

A Build Back Better Conversation:

  •  What can we learn from forced social disconnection?
  • What will the great reconnect look like and how do we help?
  • Can we rebuild people’s trust in public spaces and community gatherings?
  • Why building stronger neighbourhoods are so effective?
  • Community health and the role that social connection plays in well-being.
  •  How do we strengthen civil society and collective action in our cities?
  •  Put community at the centre of our municipal recovery plans.
  • Building back using an Asset-Based Community Development framework?

Join top keynotes

  • Zita Cobb – Business Hall of Fame, Storyteller, Community builder
  • John McKnight – Co-Founder, Asset Based Community Development
  • Kim Samuel - Founder, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness
  • De'Amon Harges - Roving Listener & Creator, the Learning Tree
  • Peter Block – Author – Community and Abundant Community
  • Melanie Goodchild – Founder, Turtle Island Institute
  • Paul Born – Bestselling Author of Deepening Community
  • Cormac Russell – Author - Teacher – Consultant ABCD
  • Jim Diers – Author – Trainer – Activist – City Leader
  • Heather Keam - Tamarack's Deepening Community Lead

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