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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...
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 studio...
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 the...
Posted: Wed May 3 2017
By: SFU Certificate...
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...
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 important...
Posted: Thu April 13 2017
By: Kirsten Bernas
Leading up to the first full budget by the new provincial government, there was a significant amount of apprehension among community groups around austerity and potential spending cuts.  With 15,000 children waiting for child care, 7,500 housing units needed to respond to homelessness in...
Posted: Tue April 4 2017
By: SFU Certificate...
Check out the latest keynote speakers we have confirmed for Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit. To see the full speakers list visit our website. Hopeful Economics:Leadership and Innovation Summit, which explores themes of economic reconciliation, social enterprise,...
Posted: Fri March 24 2017
By: Jim Silver
An innovative and exciting educational initiative is underway in Winnipeg’s low-income and largely Indigenous North End. The 100 year old Merchants Hotel—in recent decades a magnet for all manner of violence and criminal activity—is being transformed, along with six adjoining city lots, into 30...
Posted: Thu March 16 2017
By: Rob Moquin
Building on a 2015 Winnipeg Public Service recommendation to explore opportunities for improving food production and security in Winnipeg, Food Matters Manitoba collaborated with community organizations, local businesses, public health experts and city planners to create the Winnipeg Food Council....
Posted: Wed March 8 2017
By: Jon Duke
Creating a better future requires smart investments today. But that can be difficult when government, organizations and individuals are struggling to pay the bills. The demand for Choices for Youth’s services has increased by 70 per cent over the last four years, and that trend is sure to continue...

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