Darl Hobsbawn to represent Canada at Slow Food Youth Network in Italy this week
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
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
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
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
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?
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.