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Social Entrepreneurship Takes Boldness and Passion

Echoing Green president Cheryl Dorsey shares inspiring message to grads

Audacity, passion and boldness are the traits needed to chart a new course to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, says Echoing Green president Cheryl Dorsey.

Mission Highlights Great Co-operative Work Happening in Uganda

‘We met people whose lives have been changed because of co-operatives’

Last autumn, Lacey Chyz went to Uganda as part of a mission to see first-hand the great work the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is doing to help people in the east-central African nation improve their lives through the Integrated Finance and Agricultural Production Initiative (IFAPI).

Could Social Enterprise Solve New Brunswick's Employment Problems?

Saint John's group proposes five-year initiative to strengthen city's social-enterprise ecosystem

Two-thirds of Saint John teenagers don't see themselves staying in the region within 10 years, according to a survey released in late April. Access to jobs was cited as one of their top concerns.

Money and Good Mix, says HIP CEO

Paul Herman highlights trends in impact investing

HIP Investor’s CEO R. Paul Herman has an inspiring message: you don’t have to choose; you can do good and make money.

Canadian Co-ops Congress 2013 Adds Learning Labs

Labs to feature government relations, sustainability, and co-op capital and financing

“Learning labs,” a new addition to the traditional co-op tours at the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA’s) and Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité's (CCCM) annual congress and general meeting coming up in June in Edmonton, is a major change to this year’s agenda, and one the organization’s manager of member engagement says was born out of feedback from past events.

New Research to Convene Conversation on Corporate Social Innovation

KPMG, Volans, Social Innovation Generation research social innovation opportunities for business

KPMG, UK-based consultancy Volans and Toronto’s Social Innovation Generation (SiG) are collaborating to research the opportunities for the emerging field of corporate social innovation.

Credit Union Trains on Vision, not Job

Successful orientation to be rolled out across Vancity

How does an organization train new employees to understand and act on its mission and vision? And what if that mission, as in the case of a social business, is complex and multifaceted?

First Cold-Climate Food Forest to Offer Farming Solutions

Social enterprise looks to spread cold-climate food foresting across Western Canada

Farming has never been a big industry in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia, which is known mostly for ranching. But Michelle Heinz knows during the winter months when the highway passes close due to snow and white-out conditions, fresh food in the grocery store can become scarce.

Aki Energy Answers Opportunity to Create Prosperity

Aboriginal social enterprise creates jobs, installs cost-saving geothermal systems

Shaun Loney’s organization partnered to launch a new social enterprise when the need to create employment in Manitoba’s First Nations communities became clear.

‘Namgis First Nation Launches First Land-based Atlantic Salmon Farm

Closed containment farms to provide sustainable alternative to open-net fishing

March 18 was an emotional day for members of the 'Namgis First Nation and their project partners who successfully launched Canada’s first land-based, closed containment Atlantic salmon farm.

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