Impact Learning Series

Be Local hosts bi-monthly workshops with experts on topics including living wage, social procurement, social financing and more. Take a browse through some sample sessions below!

Episode 1: Living Wage vs. Minimum Wage

Put on in partnership with Alberta Living Wage Network and Vibrant Communities Calgary, listen to representives from Home Spritz, Dogma Training, Righteous Gelato and Knifewear, discuss the benefits, challenges and complexities of paying staff a living wage.

Living Wage Video


Episode 2: What's the deal with Co-ops? 

We sit down with Jared Blustein, one of the original founders of The Allium, and talk about why Calgary's first plant-based worker owned cooperative restaurant closed its doors and discuss some of the beautiful and challenging things about the co-operative business model.

Co-ops Video