Economy Archive

Imagine a Future with more ESOPs

Spring, 2018 events show uptick in activity around employee ownership

The story of how employee ownership saved a B.C. mill company from shut down offers just one compelling glimpse of what’s possible in a business model some say is still too much of a secret.

Discovering What's Next for the Local Living Economies Movement (Podcast)

Laury Hammel in conversation on sustainable business and local living econmies

No one person can ever embody a social movement. But if someone could, it might be Laury Hammel.

Bringing Participatory Process to Peterborough

MP's town halls are flirting with new ways of inviting citizens into ownership of their future

PETERBOROUGH - Canadian Federal Member of Parliament Maryam Monsef’s recent community gatherings in her Peterborough-Kawartha riding are modelling new forms of participatory process and citizen leadership. “I see citizens taking ownership of the question,” Maryam said, as over 120 citizens engaged in intimate conversations in circles of three at a January 11 town hall on jobs and the economy.

Declaring a State of Emergence in Belgium

‘Yes, we have emergencies, but let’s declare a state of emergence:’ Jean-Louis Lamboray

Trapped in the snarl of traffic in Lille near the Belgian border due to new security measures a few days ago, Jean-Louis Lamboray lit up when his Spanish-speaking friend’s slip of the tongue cast the situation in a whole new light as she called it a “state of emergence.”

Iqaluit Social Enterprise Discovering Abundance in Scarcity

Inclusion Café thrives on strong community partnerships

An Iqaluit, Nunavut social enterprise is demonstrating what’s possible through seeking abundance in the midst of apparent scarcity ­— both in its community and in the people it exists to support.

Employment Social Enterprises Hold Seeds of a Preferred New Economy

Beautiful language is surfacing worldwide for a preferred new economy upon which to build society. Gift economy; sacred economy; sharing economy; local, living economy; and compassionate economy are among the exciting and promising newer words and concepts.

Wow, Cumberland? Maybe the Time is Right

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.

Relationships Feed Resilience of Local Food System

Imagine what a conversation can bring: the understanding that could be gained, the connections made, the strengthening of relationships that could develop when we take the time to inquire about the food we eat and where it comes from.

Staying Centred on Mission Amid Social Enterprise Hype

What's working for Eden Full: Cutting the noise, leaning on others, radical transparency

One of the challenges of working in the dynamic social entrepreneur culture is that of staying mission-centred. Twenty-three-year-old social entrepreneur Eden Full is all too aware of this.

Food and Dialogue Give Life to Peterborough’s Local Living Economy

Residents enjoy local food, sample Dialogues' possibilities

What happens when you bring together a cross section of the business community, political figures and local advocates and activists to discuss Peterborough, Ontario's Local Living Economy?