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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?
Oct 25th, 2014
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.
Dec 5th, 2013
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.
Mar 14th, 2013
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.
Jul 5th, 2011
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...
Loretta A. Cella
Apr 3rd, 2011
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...
Loretta A. Cella
Nov 28th, 2010