Paperbusters Calgary: Affordable Support for Small Business Owners

Paperbusters Calgary is a new social enterprise that aims to not only strengthen local businesses, but also create jobs for vulnerable people in our neighbourhoods. Paperbusters specializes in full-service bookkeeping, small business support services, new business set up and home office organization. If you are a struggling business or social enterprise that could use an affordable … Continue reading Paperbusters Calgary: Affordable Support for Small Business Owners

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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The Missing Piece to Our Social Policy Puzzle

Written for the Government of Alberta's Social Policy Framework by Tammy Maloney In a province as abundant and innovative as Alberta, we are perplexed by our inability to find solutions for our most complex social challenges. The reason for this is simple. Our society is bifurcated. We are either for-profit or not-for-profit. We live in the midst of … Continue reading SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The Missing Piece to Our Social Policy Puzzle

Coming Soon: A Calgary Innovation Hub

From Metro News: http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/6388/group-hopes-to-connect-for-community-change/ March 23, 2012 Group hopes to connect for community change By Katie Turner Metro Calgary Putting the right people in the right place at the right time has the potential to create social change with economic benefits. That is the concept behind Social Innovation Calgary’s Community Innovation Hub, which city council … Continue reading Coming Soon: A Calgary Innovation Hub

Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer

“Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.”  Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation Does anyone really feel free? Think about how your basic needs are met. Are … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer

Developing a Social Policy Framework for Alberta: Discussion Guide

Please see below for a copy of "Developing a Social Policy Framework for Alberta" Discussion Guide It was released by the Government of Alberta - Human Services Department on January 18, 2012 Mandate Premier Redford has ushered in a new approach to thinking about and addressing social policy in Alberta.  The Premier mandated the Minister … Continue reading Developing a Social Policy Framework for Alberta: Discussion Guide

Job Creation vs. Meaningful Work Creation

Our current systems are structured on this basic principle: Design systems around the goal of maximizing competitive achievements (profits, grades etc.)  ---> Competitive achievements are the key to personal fulfillment. This led to job creation for the majority. Well done! The question is what happens if we reverse this logic: Design systems around the goal … Continue reading Job Creation vs. Meaningful Work Creation