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Happy National Aboriginal Day!

Hello Canada! My name is Michael Flood, I’m 21 years old, and I grew up on the beautiful Wolastoq river in southern New Brunswick, a region settled by my Irish ancestors in the early 19th century. I’m currently studying in the PPE (Politics, Philosophy, Economics)...

Highlights from our Journey – Our 2016 Annual Report

At Urban Matters we believe in the power of story. A Message from Urban Matters’ Board of Directors Rather than filling our annual report with numbers and statistics, we have chosen to share our 2016 journey with you by interviewing three social entrepreneurs, Kanuu's...

Are You a Change Maker?

8 Steps to Embed a Culture of Social Innovation in your Organization So you work in a great company and want to take it to the next level. Maybe your team is looking for more meaning in their work and are asking skill-testing questions about the organization’s overall...

Exposé of a Social Enterprise

Urban Systems Launches Social Enterprise—Now What? We get a lot of questions about what Urban Matters is, what it does, and how it’s different from Urban Systems. This interview with Executive Director Trina Wamboldt attempts to tackle some of those unknowns....

Waking the Sleeping Giant

3 Steps on Your Journey Toward Creating Impact Through Social Interprise Business and society have often been at odds, and today there’s a change in the air. A new model is emerging—a way to achieve economic success while helping address some of society’s largest...

When Trying to Help is Good Business

Economic Benefits Meet Social Outcomes “The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.” - Michael E. Porter Will capitalism’s...

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