social enterprise

Vanishing Vanhattan: Which candidates have the right ideas when it comes to our local economy and small businesses?

Retail gentrification is causing tension and concern in Vancouver's communities as development continues to displace local serving, locally owned, independent businesses. What can the City do?

Vancouver's inner city gets creative with economic development

With the federal government focused squarely on resource extraction and export Canada's urban centres like Vancouver have been forced to adjust and get creative.

Building careers in the Downtown Eastside, one block of wood at a time

If you walk into a RONA store in the Lower Mainland, you can purchase planters, patio furniture, and wooden Christmas ornaments from an unexpected source: the Downtown Eastside.

Susan Moore and Bell Alliance Transitions offer illness and bereavement support

We assume everybody has that support, from the church, the government or community, but that’s not always the case.

Young Women in Business creates professional shifts through Project GIVE

Troubled by businesses making a lack of social good in their communities aspiring leaders Katie Peardon and Stephanie Wong, of the YWiB SFU, had an idea. Taking matters into...

Nothing is impossible with community support

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend the Social Venture Institute (SVI) where like-minded people from socially responsible organizations and businesses gathered together to look at case...