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Wednesday, October 2 • 9:00am - 3:45pm
Local Social Enterprise Tours

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A chance to see first-hand some of Calgary’s local social enterprises, two social purposes businesses and a first-of-its kind North American innovation centre. Click here to see the formal tour sessions and schedule.      

If you haven’t already done so, click here to register for SEWF 2013. Early Bird ends July 25, 2013.

Social Enterprise Tours
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DIRTT constructs tailored prefab spaces as an alternative to conventional stud and drywall construction. The customization of dimensions, functionality and aesthetics makes for productive spaces that are long-term assets. DIRTT has three manufacturing plants. Located in key markets — Calgary, Savannah and Phoenix — these factories diminish the carbon footprint of raw and finished goods transportation while contributing to local... Read More →
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REAP Business Association

REAP stands for Respect for the Earth and All People. We're a non-profit, social enterprise network, for locally owned and sustainably operated businesses. Collectively our 100 members represent more than $4 billion in annual revenue, 7,500 Calgary area jobs, $8.5 million in annual charitable donations, and 1,800 tonnes of CO2 reductions through green power purchasing. Together we are building the new economy.
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Studio C

Studio C is an award-winning Community Arts Centre in downtown Calgary – a studio and gallery open to the public. The Centre opened in 2005 and continues to innovate by connecting diverse communities through art. | | Studio C is a project of Prospect – a non-profit organization that breaks barriers and employs change to build an inclusive, diverse, and productive Alberta workforce.
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EthniCity Catering

EthniCity Catering, a social enterprise of the Centre for Newcomers, provides 10 weeks of paid work experience and training for barriered newcomers who: have limited English communication skills (Canadian Language Benchmark 3-5), are at a lower household income level, have limited formal education and are unemployed or underemployed. EthniCity sells ethnic food to the public through food orders and at community events.
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Fireworks Cooperative (Venu 1008 & Desktop Catering)

VENU1008 is a social enterprise that funds a local Calgary non-profit, Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary. 100% of proceeds are used to help women and children. | | Steps away from trendy Inglewood, our venue offers an eclectic art gallery feel with fine art, contemporary statues, vintage guitars, and a mosaic and tin ceiling that brings back memories of Old Inglewood. Our Fireside Room offers a vintage look with antique fireplace, fine... Read More →
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Calgary Counselling Centre

Calgary Counselling Centre is the leading research, training and knowledge-based counselling organization in Canada. Since 1962, the Centre has been committed to providing best practices in counselling, training and research to improve the well-being of Calgarians through positive outcomes. Offering barrier-free services, the Centre is a recognized leader in the treatment of family violence, depression, eating disorders and separation/divorce... Read More →
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Community Wise Resource Centre

Located in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline, COMMUNITYWISE maintains a beautiful venue that provides offices, meeting rooms, activity spaces, and both indoor and outdoor common spaces for over 60 member organizations. United by the concept of “co-location” (together in the same space), we believe that when diverse, multi-sector groups co-exist in the same location, the result is more than the sum of its parts.  The... Read More →
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GE Innovation Centre

The GE Innovation Centre in the heart of downtown Calgary is focused on commercial discovery and collaboration. The first of its kind for GE in North America, the GE Innovation Centre leverages GE’s global expertise, industrial breadth and technology to address challenges across the energy, healthcare, transportation and finance sectors.
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Cerebral Palsy Collection Crew

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) makes a difference by enriching and supporting the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. CPAA turns donation of used clothing and small household items into revenues that support the many programs and services we provide to Albertans affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities. We have strong partnerships with Value Village, Inc, and Alberta Beverage... Read More →
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Vecova Social Enterprise

Vecova is a disability services and research organization with a long history of providing employment opportunities and community connection for persons with disabilities. With origins in the sheltered workshops of the 1970’s and 80’s, Vecova has evolved to operating distinct businesses with a social purpose – creating employment and demonstrating inclusiveness as part of successful business practices. | | So come to Vecova and... Read More →
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Cookies on the Go

Cookies on the Go is a non-profit bakery and cafe supporting employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities. | | As a social enterprise of Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation, we are proud to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth within adults with disabilities. | | Our valued employees work as a team to learn many transferable job skills such as food safety, customer service, packaging, labeling, money handling... Read More →
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cSPACE Projects

cSPACE Projects is a nonprofit real estate enterprise that is developing a network of affordable, sustainable and collaborative workspaces across Calgary. cSPACE’s mission is to connect people and ideas through places that fuel creativity, foster community, ignite collaboration and inspire change. | | cSPACE’s flagship project is cSPACE King Edward, located in the inner city neighbourhood of South Calgary. The shared vision for... Read More →
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Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta ReStore

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells quality, new and gently used furniture, appliances, home décor items and building materials to the public at greatly reduced prices. All funds raised from the ReStore are donated back to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta so they may build more homes for families in need of safe and decent homes. Low-income families entering into homeownership assists them in breaking the cycle of poverty.
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Momentum Community Economic Development Society

Momentum partners with people living on low incomes to increase prosperity, and inspires the development of local economies with opportunities for all. Our programs include: | • Trades training for Aboriginal peoples and immigrants | • Immigrant Access Fund microloans for foreign-trained professionals | • Business Development programs and microloans for entrepreneurs | • Financial literacy training and matched savings programs... Read More →
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Women In Need Society

WINS's operates four Thrift Stores, which are in many ways, communities unto themselves. | Staff, volunteers and customers come together, nurture friendships, and shop for items from amongst racks and shelves laden with quality, affordable clothing, small housewares, and furniture. | | As a social enterprise, WINS Thrift Stores serve another important function; supporting our programs. They operate 5 Family Resource Centers and provide entry... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:00am - 3:45pm
Offsite - Various Calgary

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