Meaghan Langille

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What does the 2017 Federal Budget mean for Indigenous Peoples

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Mar 31, 2017 2:06:47 PM

Last week the Trudeau government tabled its second budget of its 4-year term with large emphasis being placed on skills and innovation that strengthen the middle classinvestments that improve infrastructure (including infrastructure on reserves and in rural and Northern) communities, and strengthening Canada at home and abroad. In this blog post we provide a round-up of funding that has been committed, what's missing, and where to go from here. 

Overall, the federal budget commits to providing $3.4 billion in new money over the next five years for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and communities. This money is in addition to the $8.4 billion announced in last year’s federal budget which was also spread over five years. (Source: APTN)

The two figures would bring total new federal investments targeting Indigenous peoples and communities to $14 billion by 2021-2022—two years after the next federal election. (Source: APTN)

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Topics: Indigenous Rights and Interests, federal policy

Partnerships in Procurement Report: A Must Read from Mining Shared Value

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Jan 13, 2017 12:03:18 PM

At SVS, we found Mining Shared Value's Partnerships in Procurement report to be tremendously valuable in providing a snapshot of the realities surrounding Indigenous procurement and Indigenous and industry partnerships. We are particularly excited by the recommendations (highlighted below) that the report puts forward. 

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Topics: Mining

SVS is the proud recipient of the 2016 Downtown Guelph GREEN BUSINESS AWARD

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Nov 16, 2016 1:10:09 PM

 

SVS is the proud recipient of the Downtown Guelph GREEN BUSINESS AWARD for 2016, in recognition of our work leading the way in green business in Downtown Guelph. This recognizes our work sourcing local products, creating sustainable business practices and offering our customers eco-friendly products/solutions.

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Topics: B Corporations

Tackling Complex Social Problems Through Positive Deviance

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Apr 29, 2015 10:30:00 AM

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"

~ Albert Einstein 

 

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So how do we solve our most pressing complex social challenges: those really wicked problems that we need to solve to improve human wellbeing? This is the core question that the Positive Deviance approach is seeking to answer. The idea on which Positive Deviance hinges is that social change happens within a community because of the deviants or disruptors who have a bias towards positive and beneficial actions for the community and who have discovered locally appropriate innovations that really work.

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Topics: B Corporations

Social Intrapreneurship & Creating Shared Value- Reflections from EWB's Pivot Bootcamp

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Dec 16, 2014 3:14:00 PM

 Photo Credit: Tyler Blacquiere
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Topics: B Corporations

Are You An Adaptive Leader? Adaptive Leadership Workshop, November 20/14

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Nov 12, 2014 4:14:00 PM

 

What really matters in working with people? 

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Topics: Sustainability Innovation in Ontario

Turning the Tide on Groundwater Innovation: A Recap of the GroundSwell Conference

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Jun 25, 2014 9:01:00 AM

 

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Topics: News