Shaun Loney, Aki Energy
Shaun Loney is a social entrepreneur on a mission – to recruit an army to solve a world of social challenges…he just wants Government to get the heck out of the way! Shaun is on a promotional book tour for An Army of Problem Solvers – Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy which came out recently and, while I’m waiting for a copy to arrive in the mail, was pleased to hear him speak on CBC’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonte.
Here’s a link to the interview – essential listening if you are involved in or are considering a social enterprise or, if you want to explore the relationship between First Nations reconciliation and the economy. Read more
This blog post is in response to the recent release of Gord Downie’s The Secret Path
On October 23rd, we tuned into CBC, with millions of other Canadians, to watch Gord Downie’s The Secret Path and the discussion that followed (The Secret Path and discussion transcript can be found on CBC’s website). The Secret Path is a musical and visual portrayal of Chanie Wenjack’s attempt to find his way home after escaping from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, ON. He died on October 22, 1966 walking the railroad tracks, trying to reach his home and family in the remote community of Ogookiing (Ogoki Post), over 600 km to the north. He didn’t know how far away it was or how to get there, but he tried.
Indian Business Corporation (IBC), a social finance leader based in Calgary, AB recently released this collection of impact stories from its loan customers – describing the ways in which their lives have changed for the better as a result of getting a loan, starting a business, hiring family and friends, and contributing to the stability of their communities. Read more