City Council seeks social value from government spending

On Monday, December 17th, Calgary’s City Council took another important step towards supporting a more diverse and resilient local economy by approving recommendations to develop a social procurement policy for The City of Calgary. Governments make purchases every day in order to provide the public goods and services we all rely on. From basic office supplies to garbage trucks, from daily cleaning to major infrastructure… Read more

Alberta increases support payments for persons with disabilities and individuals living on a low income

The Alberta government has proposed important changes for individuals living in poverty and persons with disabilities through Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. As the the bill was passed in late November, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support recipients will see increases to their monthly benefit amounts, and for first time these payments will… Read more

How much do you really need for baby’s first year?

So, you are expecting! And in that anticipation, one can’t help but wonder how much is this really going to cost me? There are a lot of numbers out there, that tell you that you need a certain amount of money. The truth is that you need a whole lot less than you think. Let’s talk about the hit to your income. If you qualify… Read more

Keen to help Alberta businesses succeed? It’s now easier than ever 

On October 18th, in a joint announcement with Momentum and Local Investing YYC, the Government of Alberta officially launched the Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) tax credit program. Going forward, Albertans who invest in a registered CEDC will receive a 30% tax credit. What is a CEDC? CEDCs are investment funds that make it easier for everyday Albertans to invest their money in local businesses…. Read more

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