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Love the City Conference Gathers Faith and Secular Leaders to Combat Poverty

Making connections and pooling resources for a shared vision

How can we combat poverty and inequality in Calgary, right now? Spark. Equip. Connect.

'It Feels Like We’ve Sparked a Movement'

People are thirsting to be involved in Calgary’s new poverty reduction initiative, and creatively finding their own ways to do so

Earlier this month a priest, rabbi and imam joined together to share a message on addressing poverty in Calgary — but not through a charity model.

Inspired by the Promise in Generative Journalism

New Scoop founders drawn to news that “catalyzes strengths, enables change”

While a mix of factors is drawing New Scoop’s founding members together, the promise they see in Generative Journalism is a key attractor.

The Real Winners in REAP Calgary’s Be Local Awards: the Community and Economy

Stephanie Jackman's vision is now a thriving ethical business network

When REAP Calgary’s second annual Be Local Awards are presented on November 19, there will be eight new winners — and they will be worthy of some special attention and respect. But these awards, much more than most, are part of a win-win process. The biggest winner may be the Calgary area community and economy.

Stopping Ebola: Group Proposes Approach that’s Halted Past Outbreaks

Key is empowering local communities to lead the way in containing the virus, they say

Reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo indicate that a recent Ebola outbreak has been stopped with comparably few deaths. In parts of West Africa, however, fear ­— and the disease ­— continue to rage. So what’s different in the Congo? Does it have a more robust health-care system than, for instance, Sierra Leone, where an outbreak shows no signs of slowing down?

Building Calgary’s Social Economy – One Generative News Story at a Time

New Scoop news co-op invites people to Oct. 3 engagement event

Can a new approach to news help build Calgary’s social economy? As someone deeply engaged in the area of social entrepreneurship, Mark Durieux sees tremendous possibility for this.

Our Rutland: Raising the Bar on Public Engagement

A neighbourhood project in Kelowna shows what small communities can do

Smaller Canadian communities with limited budgets are using new tools and methods for public engagement — and raising the bar on what is possible.

A park improvement project underway in Kelowna, B.C., “Our Rutland,” is a good example.

ReThink London: A Year-Long Conversation on the Future of a City

Lessons from the most successful public engagement in Canadian municipal history

When the City of London, Ontario began a once-in-a-generation rewrite of its official plan two years ago, its planners set out to accomplish something few communities have imagined or tried. Putting the topic on the public’s lips in a year-long conversation, and emerging with a clear consensus on a shared vision.

The result was the most successful public engagement process in Canadian municipal history, full of lessons about what other cities can make possible.

MindMixer: Civic Engagement 24/7, in Your Pyjamas

Civic tech software is giving more citizens a voice in local decisions

Imagine that the citizens of your community can participate meaningfully in important local issues from the comfort of their own homes, at any time of day that’s convenient, without taking a lot of time.

The London Plan: A Message From the Future of Planning in Canada

A new benchmark for citizen engagement in the future of a city

If you want a window into the future of planning in Canada, look to London, Ontario. The city has involved more than 15,000 people in the largest public engagement on a planning process in Canadian history. The draft plan released a few weeks ago is so innovative it rewrites the playbook for what a plan can be.

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