Social Enterprise Alliance Announces New Emerging Leaders Program
Friday March 28, 2014
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) created a new “50 Under 40” cohort program to develop, engage and connect 50 promising leaders under the age of 40. Participants were selected based on their social enterprise accomplishments and contributions. Winners will receive complimentary registration for SEA’s Summit 14, April 13-16 in Nashville. Click here for a list of the winners.
Exploring Deep Community with Paul Born, Peter Block
Thursday March 6, 2014
How do we create a deep community? Paul Born, founder of the Tamarack Institute and author of Deepening Community, Peter Block, thought leader and author, will be discussing community in a March 27 free webinar. Topics include how to identify a deep community over a shallow one, what leaders and organizers can gain from a stronger community and examples of stewardship and deep community in action. More
Exploring the Collaborative Economy
Tuesday February 11, 2014
April Rinne recently embarked on a Canadian speaking tour sharing how the collaborative economy has the potential to transform the way we design products and services, create sustainable and "shareable" cities, re-imagine public services, reduce waste and connect communities. April, chief strategy officer of Collaborative Lab, visited Canada as part of the Cities for People launch, a Canada-wide experiment to create more resilient and livable cities. She shared a variety of worldwide innovative examples during her presentations in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
100 in 1 Day Comes to Toronto, Vancouver
Friday January 31, 2014
The citizen-driven movement to collectively implement 100 urban interventions in one day – which started in Bogota in 2012 and has been rippling through South America and worldwide ever since – is set to take stage in Toronto and Vancouver on June 7. Montreal was the first Canadian city to participate in 100 in 1 Day on Oct. 5, 2013. Weekly workshops will begin in Toronto and Vancouver at the end of February in order to build up to the culminating event in the spring. More(Image source: 100 in 1 Day Cape Town Facebook Page)
Ontario’s South Asian Community Briefed on Co-ops
Wednesday January 29, 2014
Iffat Zehra, grant writer and co-op development consultant, is seeking to ensure that the approximately 800,000 new Canadians of south Asian background living in Ontario have access to information about the co-operative movement in Canada. Iffat recently wrote on an Urdu-language article on co-ops in Canada for the Urdu Times, a weekly Urdu-language newspaper with cross-Canada distribution. Cultural sensitivity, language skills and co-op professional education are key to delivering this message most effectively, Iffat says in a recent brief for On Co-op. To read an English version of the article, click here.
Exploring a Model for Deepening Human-nature Connections
Thursday January 23, 2014
A recent event in Toronto was intended for city dwellers to explore how connecting with nature can inspire personal transformation. The evening gathering featured Jon Young, a cultural pioneer, author and naturalist who sees solutions to many of today's struggles within the natural environment. Jon presented on a model that integrates human-nature connections, which has demonstrated success in hundreds of communities worldwide. The host organization, PINE Project (Primitive Integrated Naturalist Education) is a registered charity with the goal of bringing "the wonders of the natural world back to the urban jungle." More
Social Enterprise Conference Slated for Toronto
Tuesday January 14, 2014
The Social Enterprise Toronto Conference 2014 takes place Jan. 29-30 at the Learning Enrichment Foundation. The conference will kick off with a bus tour of five Toronto social enterprises. The second day will feature speakers on topics of discussion such as marketing social enterprise, sharing start-up stories and what digital media can do for a social enterprise. The event also includes a social enterprise marketplace where social enterprise products and services will be available for sale. More
Top U.S. Biking City has Zero Biking Fatalities
Tuesday January 14, 2014
The path to creating a vibrant community that includes lots of active transportation isn’t necessarily strewn with roses. Chief among the concerns is the safety of those who take to the streets on their feet, two wheels and other human-powered vehicles. But a recent report from Portland should help ease at least some of the fears. The city, which is renowned for its support of the biking community, had no deaths from bike accidents in 2013. Portland also avoided any bike-related fatalities in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
B.C. Youth Have Chance to Help Build Resilient Communities
Wednesday January 8, 2014
Youth aged 16-30 from British Columbia's Lower Mainland have an opportunity starting this weekend to act on their intentions to be agents of positive change and help build resilient communities. Meeting with others from diverse faiths and cultures, they will have a chance to learn about the legacy of residential schools and understanding reconciliation. They will also have an opportunity to learn to use a smartphone or tablet to create professional and compelling videos to tell their own stories. And they will learn how they can become a powerful agent of change in their own communities through the art of holding dialogue circles. More
Appreciative Inquiry Conference Upcoming in Nepal
Friday January 3, 2014
Next week an Appreciative Inquiry conference opens in the country of Nepal. Organizers hope the Jan. 8-10 gathering will contribute to elevating peace in the conflict-ridden region. “People need to understand that (even with any amount of) diversity, we can reach a consensus; we can make a common decision," said conference co-organizer RC Lamichhane in an earlier news article. “Through the conference, we want to give that message to the politicians, to the peace makers, to the bureaucrats and to anyone else who comes to the conference.” More