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

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

Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

A new set of behaviors is forcing a rethink of old, ossified ideas about cold-blooded capitalism. We are seeing the emergence of a structure best described as The Impact Economy. This is not some bubble-driven phenomenon, but a recalibration of supply and demand based on a more accurate system of measures that internalizes externalities and prioritizes … Continue reading Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

Our Search for Truth in Alberta: Let’s Unite and Restore Debate

. In the comments of daveberta's blog, ministers mel knight and luke ouellette crash landowners rights meeting, people object to this video "intentionally spreading misinformation to conjure up fear and confusion." In other words, they want the truth. I was at this meeting and although the video is edited to show the Ministers in a bad light, … Continue reading Our Search for Truth in Alberta: Let’s Unite and Restore Debate