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    Social Movements That Shaped Our Lives

Social Movements That Shaped Our Lives

10 Movements. 21 Voices. Infinite Lives Changed









 Co-operative movement



The Canadian History of Social ChangeThe Canadian History of Social Change

Social movements that shaped our lives

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August 26, 2015Defence lawyer and one of Canada's most vocal proponents of freedom of speech and the Charter of Rights, Clayton Ruby is not one to shy away from a good fight.
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Joel Solomon: Re-Imagining the Social Economy

August 3, 2015You could say that Tennessee-born Joel Solomon took the road less traveled  – and many in BC and Canada are happy he did. Chairman of Renewal Funds – a (social) venture capital firm that invests in social change by supporting businesses at the forefront of social and environmental innovation – Solomon talked about how heRead More

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