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Enter to Win 10,000 Aeroplan Miles and Aeroplan Will Donate 10,000 More to Charity

Aeroplan partners with SEE Change Magazine with a special giveaway to celebrate 10-year-anniversary of its Member Donation Program Aeroplan’s much-beloved Member Donation program (formerly Beyond Miles) is turning the big 1-0! To celebrate this significant milestone,...
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UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket Tackles Growing Problem

The UK’s first food waste supermarket has recently opened in Leeds. Described by its founders as the world’s first ‘anti supermarket’, the organization sells produce that would otherwise be thrown away. The supermarket is operated by volunteers from The Real Junk Food...
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New Business School Promotes Mindful Leadership For Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Let’s face it, for far too long capitalism has been the chief protagonist in creating the problems the earth now desperately needs to solve. But, because of the vast economic power tied up in private enterprise, a redefined, more conscious way of doing business can...
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Building Resilience Against Natural Disasters: Build Change takes technology to the next level

Rebuilding communities in emerging nations after a devastating earthquake or natural disaster is about more than just repairing damage. For Build Change, a global nonprofit social enterprise, it is an opportunity to build a foundation for safer, more prosperous...
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Toward Sustainability: How one social enterprise found balance between profit and purpose

As SEE Change readers well know, one of the most challenging and critical roles of a social enterprise is to scale sustainable solutions. It’s applying our entrepreneurialism consistently, over time, to both the social mission of our enterprises and the business...
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Grail Springs Retreat: Finding balance and wellness in Canada’s Mineral Capital

I awaken to a sheet of mist blanketing the lakefront outside my window, underscoring an eerie yet magical sense of calm. Within the hour it will disappear, much like the stress I carried as baggage upon my arrival a day earlier. Indeed, as the mist evaporates, clarity...
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UK’s First Food Waste Supermarket Tackles Growing Problem

The UK’s first food waste supermarket has recently opened in Leeds. Described by its founders as the world’s first ‘anti...
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New Business School Promotes Mindful Leadership For Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs

Let’s face it, for far too long capitalism has been the chief protagonist in creating the problems the earth now...
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A Model for Change: Chicagoan County engages social enterprise to combat poverty

The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation was pioneered in an effort to reduce the burgeoning effects of poverty in...
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Why Do Funders Love Social Enterprise (even if the business loses money)?

Assume for a moment you are a funder or a philanthropist. You have money and you want it to be used to help people, build...
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Building Resilience Against Natural Disasters: Build Change takes technology to the next level

Rebuilding communities in emerging nations after a devastating earthquake or natural disaster is about more than just...
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Grail Springs Retreat: Finding balance and wellness in Canada’s Mineral Capital

I awaken to a sheet of mist blanketing the lakefront outside my window, underscoring an eerie yet magical sense of calm....
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Jenise Lee's company CertClean screens the ingredients of personal care products for more than 1,400 harmful chemicals. The Mississauga startup has been recognized by Delta Management Group as one of Canada's Clean 50 for 2017.

In Convo With Jenise Lee: Toward safer skincare for all

So here's the good news: shoppers are becoming increasingly aware of the questionable ingredients that many companies put...
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How Will You Make a Difference? Nordest Studio finds meaning in work

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a well-intentioned question sparking many ideas and pictures of the future....
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How to Balance the Demands of “Go Slow” with “Go Fast”

“Go slow to move fast.” Depending on your perspective this saying could mean a variety of things, such as: rushing can...
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Toward Sustainability: How one social enterprise found balance between profit and purpose

As SEE Change readers well know, one of the most challenging and critical roles of a social enterprise is to scale...
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How Furniture Bank Uses Technology and Corporate Partnerships to Expand its Impact

Furniture Bank, a charity and social enterprise on a mission to ensure all Canadians have the dignity of a furnished home,...
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Making the Case for Collaborating for Change

Like other transformational moments in my life, it was a confluence of events that drove my attention to a repetitive...
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Inside Skwachàys Lodge, Canada’s Aboriginal Art Hotel

https://youtu.be/pKzW2T_k-ZQ SEE Change's video series profiling social entrepreneurs effecting change continues with a...
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Marriage Equality in Canada: the Michaels Share Their Story

https://youtu.be/ume5dQ7QNB4?list=PLjTM3sJCVITbnp7YWDIMHFyvvCSYCEaO9 SEE Change recently completed a year-long multimedia...
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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Impacting Change in the Aboriginal Community of Winnipeg, Manitoba

https://youtu.be/IjjALJomdDI SEE Change's video series profiling social entrepreneurs effecting change continues with a...
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Changing the World – One Glass of Wine at a Time

http://youtu.be/lN3BvWsDLO8 SEE Change's video series profiling social entrepreneurs effecting change continues with a...
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Alternative Gift Fair Gives New Meaning To Holidays

On December 10th, Gifts That Give Hope Lancaster will be celebrating its ninth year spreading holiday cheer through...
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Film As A Force for Good: In Convo with Gave Lindo of Reelworld Film Festival

Now in its 16th year, the Reelworld Film Festival is dedicated to harnessing the power of film as a force for social good....
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In Convo With Julie-Anne Uggla: Committed to education in Zambia

Zamcog is a London-based charity founded by philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor Julie-Anne Uggla. It raised more than...
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In Convo With Erika Karp: Redefining capitalism as a force for good

SEE Change recently spoke with Erika Karp, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc., a financial services firm based in...
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WE Day 2016: Inspiring youth to make a difference

Founded over 20 years ago by twelve-year-old Craig Kielburger, the WE organization (originally Free the Children) has...
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Why Do Funders Love Social Enterprise (even if the business loses money)?

Assume for a moment you are a funder or a philanthropist. You have money and you want it to be used to help people, build...
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Big Step Forward for Social Enterprise in Canada: Federal government clarifies definition and announces national directory

With little fanfare the Federal government has taken a major step forward this week in supporting the social enterprise...
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9 Pearls of Wisdom: Advice to younger social entrepreneurs

As social entrepreneurs, we are lucky. We live each day knowing that we are making a difference in the lives of others. It...
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Creating a Brighter Future for Girls in Afghanistan

Documentary profiles the first all-girls’ school in an Afghan village and the challenge it poses to conservative social...
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Eureka! What We Must Do: A Review of Gar Alperovitz’s “What Then Must We Do?”

As a systems thinker focused on sustainability, this is my favourite book right now. In order to democratize wealth and...
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On Our Bookshelf: Inner City Renovation: How a social enterprise changes lives and communities

The Book: Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities, written by Marty Donkervoort,...
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On Our Bookshelf: Creating Good Work

The Book: Creating Good Work; the world's leading social entrepreneurs show how to build a healthy economy, edited by Ron...
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