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Summary:In B.C.’s lower mainland, rising house prices have outpaced growth in household incomes. Vast numbers of homeowners (8.8%) and renters (22.1%) allocate over half their income to housing costs...
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by Mike LewisKristianstad is district municipality scattered across 1300 square kilometers of prime agricultural land in southeast Sweden. The largest of its 25 communities has a population of 33,000...
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Summary:For Canadians and many other nations, housing is no longer an “adventure.” Instead, it is a treadmill on to which people climb and then commit a huge portion of their lives, often in hopes of...
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Organized by The Shift Network, the Thriving Communities Summit was a day-long webinar held April 28, 2012. Its high-powered array of panelists (Dr. Vandana Shiva, Thom Hartman, Andres Edwards, Jeff...
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For every author the journey starts somewhere. For me, Michael Lewis, it started with a jolt, a painful epiphany that propelled my awareness across generations. For 35 of the last 40 years my home...
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Summary:“Green” energy can realize more than a reduction in carbon emissions. Organizations like Toronto Renewable Electricity Co-op (TREC) can make green energy even “greener.” They can fire public...
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On Monday, June 4, please join the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal (CCCR) and hundreds of other organizations and individuals and black out your websites in protest against Bill C-38. The...
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The Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina, 4th Floor, Alterna Room, Toronto) is offering Pop-Up Labs to help participants to get a handle on…Social Innovation: key concepts & definitions that...
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The Citizens of Teslin Tlingit First Nation (see photo, above) didn’t start out with the intention to “improve their resilience.” They weren’t asking themselves how they could strengthen their...
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The Québec Network of Research Partnerships in Social Economy (RQRP-ÉS) - its Learnings, Its ImpactOur understanding of the social economy has completely changed in the last 12 years. Since the early...