Pictured above, left to right: Comox Valley MLA Don McRae; councillors Jesse Ketler and Sean Sullivan; B.C. Minister of Social Innovation and Social Development, Michelle Stilwell; Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird; social procurement consultant Sandra Hamilton and David LePage, Buy Social Canada.

Small B.C. municipality leads way in signalling commitment to social purchasing; next stop, Vancouver

What may seem like an unlikely municipality, Cumberland, B.C., has taken a leadership step forward in Canada’s social enterprise/innovation realm.

Melina Laboucan-Massimo

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After dealing with three decades of intensive oil, gas, logging, fracking and tar sands exploitation in our homeland, my community of Little Buffalo decided to forge a new future and become powered by the sun.

Katherine Loflin

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People often ask me: “What’s your favorite place?” It’s a fair question given what I do. I work in the art and science of creating loved places — a field called placemaking. Still, I’m always reluctant to answer. My favorite place is personal and really shouldn’t mean much to you, regardless of my expertise on what makes a good place.

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