Vanessa Reid

'If there had been no crisis, we could not have known this quality of being together was possible'
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This spring, for the first time in the four years that we have been working on the ground with citizens in Greece, I heard Greeks saying that they are grateful for the collapse of their systems.

Michelle Strutzenberger

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Sometimes the significance of a happening revisits you much later. When, several years ago, I found myself in a carload of folks that included pioneer of timebanking, Edgar Cahn, I felt very honoured but certainly didn’t imagine what might emanate from that.

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Pictured above, left to right: Comox Valley MLA Don McRae; councillors Jesse Ketler and Sean Sullivan; B.C. Minister of Social Innovation and Social Development, Michelle Stilwell; Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird; social procurement consultant Sandra Hamilton and David LePage, Buy Social Canada.

Small B.C. municipality leads way in signalling commitment to social purchasing; next stop, Vancouver

What may seem like an unlikely municipality, Cumberland, B.C., has taken a leadership step forward in Canada’s social enterprise/innovation realm.