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a national member-led organization  including community-based organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, practitioners, active citizens, researchers, and other organizations involved in community economic development (CED).  (Both organizational and individual membership fees apply.) 

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Community (Local) Economic Development

Alberta Government site that provides “tools and resources to help support local economic development”. 
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An ‘intermediary’ organization – advances social procurement – a meeting place for “socially driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers”

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Based in Calgary, Momentum began operations in 1991 as an employment program of the Mennonite Central Committee of Alberta. Offers programs, courses, workshops to help people:

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Thrive Calgary (“a community leadership initiative of Momentum”)
Calgary’s Community Economic Development Network – a project of Momentum that builds community leadership in CED through links to educational opportunities, and incubating social business ideas.
Comment – if “Momentum” is the entity that helps people move out of poverty; “Thrive” is the initiative that helps community leaders create the paths.

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More to come!