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Economics of Social Change

Economics of Social Change is a 5-part workshop series designed for people who are curious about how to apply an economic lens to social issues. Participants come from many vocations and backgrounds, and learn to develop an understanding of the connections between the local economy, community development and social change. In this workshop series, participants will explore alternative economic models, norms and systems that build community wealth instead of shareholder wealth, that value human dignity over exploitation and that support a flourishing web of life through a variety of local, regional and Canadian case studies.


This 5-part workshop series takes place every other week starting on January 26th. Workshops are held in person in the Ideas Lounge at the Riddell Library and Learning Centre at Mount Royal University. Participants are required to watch a pre-recorded video (approximately 30-40 minutes in duration) alongside pre-readings in advance of each session. A certificate of completion is awarded to participants who complete all 5 sessions.


Individuals interested in participating virtually from within Alberta are invited to reach out via email to to inquire about one of our virtual seats prior to completing their registration.

Bursaries are available for anyone in need of financial assistance. Please contact Cordelia Snowdon-Lawley via email at csnowdon@mtroyal.ca with 'Bursary - Economics of Social Change' in the subject line for details.


Session Schedule

  • The Solutions Economy - January 26th, 2023, 2:00-5:00pm
  • The Changing Nature of Business - February 9th, 2023, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Systems Change for Community Economies - February 23, 2023, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Economic Reconciliation - March 9, 2023, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Financing Social Change - March 23, 2023, 2:00-5:00pm


Full session descriptions are available here: https://www.mtroyal.ca/nonprofit/InstituteforCommunityProsperity/CommunityPrograms/EconomicsofSocialChange.htm


Tickets $213.19. Please note, all sales are final. Registration closes January 16th, 2023.

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  • Organizer

    Institute for Community Prosperity- Mount Royal University

  • Location

    Mount Royal University (Virtual Options available upon request)

  • Date (MST)

    Jan 26, 2023

  • Time (MST)

    Jan 26, 02:00 PM - Mar 23, 05:00 PM

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