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.
Can this approach transform the western world’s struggling health-care systems?
Friday November 22, 2013
As the implementation of Obamacare in the U.S. continues its rocky journey, Bernard Mohr imagines how much better it could be now if even just part of a process he champions had been included in the plan’s development.
Decentralized citizen engagement project offers insights in organizing
Tuesday November 19, 2013
If you haven’t heard about 100 in 1 Day yet, chances are you will soon. What started as an experimental project in urban interventionism in Bogotá, Colombia last year is spreading like wildfire — across 14 cities, eight countries and four continents so far.
Lessons from seven years in the field with ACTS educational partnership
Thursday November 14, 2013
As Nancy Cassidy enters her seventh year as volunteer education officer for Urban Systems Foundation’s (USF) partnership with Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS) in Uganda, she cannot imagine life without the educational program.
Community conversations to distil notion of neigbourliness, explore 'how we transition from nostalgia to practice'
Wednesday November 13, 2013
Four organizations working with people who have a disability have united to intentionally create and scale efforts to build social capital in Vancouver. A McConnell Foundation grant will support their efforts.