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A tale of two wages

Today Alberta’s general minimum wage is increasing to $10.20 from $9.95 per hour. Also today, Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) is raising its Living Wage from $14.50 to $17.29 per hour or $16.14 per hour with employee health benefits. Clearly, there is a big difference between $10.20 per hour and $17.29 per hour. View full blog post

Studio Intent’s favourite Canadian-made designers

Chantal Barchard started Studio Intent, an ethical women’s clothing boutique, to support more sustainable style choices. Her collection is focused entirely on Canadian-made, long-lasting and sustainably produced women’s clothing and accessories. View full blog post

Big Mountain Marketing facilitates active communities

In the promotional products industry price is king, and many buyers demand goods at rock bottom prices - even if it means they are made worlds away under unknown conditions. Big Mountain sets itself apart by its genuine commitment to the community and an evolving leadership position to bring more sustainability to the industry. View full blog post

You can’t put a label on Localize

Techie. Community economist. Hippie. As varied as these labels are, they all have one thing in common: they describe Localize. Let’s investigate... View full blog post