We live in one of the most blessed economies on the planet and yet many of us feel powerless. We have accepted unfulfilling work as a fact of life. An economy fuelled mainly by competition, consumption, and natural resource production created jobs for the majority. Well done! With our mental health in crisis, suicide rates … More What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Written by Tammy Maloney Originally published March 8, 2011 Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Bankers, Shareholders, Economists – they like to talk about freedom and individual liberty and think it can be found in the free market. Libertarians, Conservatives, Liberals, The United States Declaration of Independence, Republicans, Democrats, Politicians – they like to talk about freedom … More IS THIS FREEDOM? It sure doesn’t feel like it to me.
In my last message as President of the Tuxedo Park Community Association, I wanted to take the time to thank all the wonderful people that have touched my life over the last 3 years. Serving as President has been one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences of my life. I am without a doubt … More Community and the Art of Love
Originally written for the Tuxedo Park Community Association President’ Message, October 2014 During our surprise snow fall in early September 2014 I came upon a tree in our neighborhood that had buckled under the weight of the snow. What struck me about this tree, unlike the hundreds of others, was that it had on it a … More Community and the Art of Safety and Protection
MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release Calgary based social enterprise, SEA Change Nation, has been selected by the Government of Canada to be featured in the report “Harnessing the Power of Social Finance: Canadians respond to the National Call for Concepts”. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, invited individuals and organizations from across … More SEA Change Nation Receives Important Nod from Government of Canada
Written for the Government of Alberta’s Social Policy Framework by Tammy Maloney In a province as abundant and innovative as Alberta, we are perplexed by our inability to find solutions for our most complex social challenges. The reason for this is simple. Our society is bifurcated. We are either for-profit or not-for-profit. We live in the midst of … More Social Entrepreneurship: The Missing Piece to our Social Policy Puzzle
This is SEA Change Nation! After years of pouring our souls into researching how we could best use our passion and strengths in service of a greater good, we are pleased to announce SEA Change Nation Inc. We are a Social Entrepreneurship (1) Academy, (2) Accelerator and (3) Alliance uniquely designed to transform youth into social entrepreneurs. The future … More SEA Change Nation
“Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.” Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation Does anyone really feel free? Think about how your basic needs are met. Are … More Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer
Our current systems are structured on this basic principle: Design systems around the goal of maximizing competitive achievements (profits, grades etc.) —> Competitive achievements are the key to personal fulfillment. This led to job creation for the majority. Well done! The question is, what happens if we reverse this logic: Design systems around the goal … More Job Creation vs. Meaningful Work Creation
Alberta Primetime asked: What impact would eliminating score-keeping have on Alberta kids playing minor sports? In my opinion, it’s important to continue to score-keep in sports. Choosing to eliminate score-keeping would take away a valuable and necessary learning opportunity from children. There is a creative tension that exists between collaboration and competition. When teams, organizations, businesses, … More The Competition/Collaboration Sweet Spot