Ontario-based start-up aims to transform tacit social change knowledge into a public resource
Thursday December 12, 2013
As the fairly young sectors of social enterprise, social innovation and social change continue to grow and build momentum, it can be challenging to gauge what’s happening in these spaces — especially in an empirical manner.
Free standing news site opens the gate to engagement
Tuesday December 10, 2013
The Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) is unveiling a dynamic new news site, offering subscribers and other stakeholders an insight into the organization and an opportunity to play a role in creating the safest healthcare system.
Darl Hobsbawn to represent Canada at Slow Food Youth Network in Italy this week
Monday December 9, 2013
It’s a typical October day in a busy shopping mall in Turin, Italy. Three hundred 20-somethings gather for a meal — but not the typical fast food, food-court style meal one would expect. The Youth Food Movement, an arm of the Slow Food Movement, prepared a large table, chairs and a wholesome, slow-cooked meal sourced by local producers.
'It’s really our annual celebration of amazing social ventures and really exciting developments in social finance': Ellen Martin
Friday December 6, 2013
TORONTO - The TMX Broadcast Centre in downtown Toronto was buzzing with excitement Thursday evening during the second annual Social Finance Awards hosted by SocialFinance.ca and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.
Owners get involved in collaborative community sustainability projects
Thursday December 5, 2013
When a customer inquired about specific ingredients in a new dish at the Naaco Truck, co-owner Aman Adatia picked up the phone to check with the pork supplier. Because of his relationship with the supplier, Aman was able to answer the customer’s question right away – something that is rare unless you know the person supplying the food, he says.
SocialFinance.ca, MaRS Centre for Impacting Investing to present social finance awards
Friday November 29, 2013
While isolated models of social finance ranging from Vancity to Edmonton Community Foundation have existed for years, an “amazing evolution” of social finance has occurred over the last seven years in particular, David LePage says.
Photos that challenge personal space rules could evoke more wisdom, peace, says Jan Somers
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Via a shared screen, I can see Jan Somers’ nose to nose photo archive as he scrolls through close-up after close-up of two people with their faces turned towards each other, so near they would feel one another’s breath, noses just a wisp apart.
The Upper Columbia Co-op Council (UCCC) in Nelson, B.C. is partnering with the Community Futures to deliver business development workshops throughout Southeastern B.C. This provides a unique opportunity for UCCC to integrate the co-op model into the entrepreneurial education programs that Community Futures already provides.