Poverty Reduction Plan

Joel Solomon, CEO of Renewal, was one of two hundred signatories of a letter from organizations across BC that supports a legislated BC poverty reduction plan. 

ChangeEverything Call for Guest Columnists

Vancity is seeking Guest Columnists for ChangeEverything. Applicants are individuals who are truly inspired by their own work and are making a difference in the world. You do not have to be famous or even hold a high position within your organization, you are simply someone who is ‘on fire’ and passionate about change in this life.

Social Enterprise Day of Learning

February 26, 2009
Heritage Hall, Vancouver, BC

Social Enterprise Day of Learning takes place in Vancouver on Thursday, February 26.  The day includes the “When the Dragon’s Away” case competition event featuring two local social enterprises, a complimentary lunch, a short update on the BC Social Enterprise Summit, and an rrchitecture of the social economy in Quebec presentation.

Social Enterprise Business Case Competition

Ever wonder what might happen if the dragons left their den and entered the realm of social enterprise? Here is an invitation to a special business case contest where two social enterprises will pitch their key challenges to a judge and jury of their peers.

The Results Are In!

Earlier this year, Fraser Basin Council and Vancity Credit Union did an online survey of small to medium sized enterprises earlier this year. With an impressive volume of respondents and very detailed responses, participants explained their sustainability strategies and the actions they are undertaking.

Integrating Sustainability Into Purchasing

September 25, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Vancouver, BC

Learn how to integrate social and environmental concerns into purchasing. Participants work with the tools (specifications, questionnaires, contract clauses) to request information from suppliers, and methods to evaluate and measure impacts.

 This is part of the Sustainability Purchasing Network 2008 Learning Events Series:  Connecting Organizations to Buy Smart and Foster Economic Sustainability

Frogfile Green Business Expo

September 10, 2008
Vancity Theatre Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancouver, BC
Join us at this premier event that showcases leading green products and services for your business. Share experiences on green purchasing and marketing strategies with other business leaders. Enjoy light refreshments and take in short films on critical environmental issues facing business.

Exciting Lunchtime Lecture Series Announced

Want to make a difference but don’t know how? Explore the tactics, creativity, pitfalls, and challenges of what it takes to create change in the world.  A potent mix of storytelling and skill sharing, this series brings together leaders who used creative thinking and courage to change the world.  Speakers come from the worlds of activism, business, the arts and many others.  With this series you’ll learn new ways to make change in your community and beyond, by hearing their personal struggles and what they did to overcome the odds.

Building Power Without Domination

December 10, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

Judy Rebick, Sam Gindin Chair for Social Justice & Democracy at Ryerson University, has first-hand experience in making change happen. She was instrumental in the National Action Committee on the Status of Women in the 1990s, and has a strong background in journalism.

Bridging the Gap with Peter Robinson

November 26, 2008
UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC

As the former CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s most popular outdoor gear retailer, and now as CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, Peter Robinson has often played the role of uniting environmental perspectives with business, government and the public interests.

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