Join us for Spotlight on Alternative Energy

Join us for a discussion and exchange of ideas focusing on alternative energy. Dr. Ed Nowicki from the University of Calgary will be joining us to speak on small-scale hydro power and how it impacts rural health in Nepal.   About Dr. Nowicki: Dr. Nowicki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and […]

Buy Tickets to Voices of Impact

Voices of Impact Showcasing Calgary’s Brightest Change Makers Join us for an evening of dance, art and inspiration, as we showcase the city’s most exciting impact projects. Connect with entrepreneurs, community leaders and investors who are making our city – and world – better.All proceeds for this event will go to Acumen, a non-profit organization that […]

Calling all Calgary Volunteers!

New volunteer positions have been posted.  If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and play a part in creating a world beyond poverty now is the time to join our community of volunteers.  Positions available include: – Sponsorship Coordinator – Acumen Leadership Essentials Course Coordinator – Graphic Designer – Social Media Coordinator – […]

Salon: Acumen 101

A handful of Calgary’s curious change agents came together in April to discuss ‘failing forward’. The supportive group and lovely atmosphere of Gravity Wine & Espresso Bar helped stimulate some enlightening conversation and ah-ha moments.  A supporter summed up the event nicely, “A trusting environment where people can be vulnerable in sharing their failure is […]

Volunteer Opportunity!

In a couple of weeks we are proud to be hosting the YYC Social Enterprise Case Competition + Mini-Case Competition for Kenya Internship. This is allowing post-secondary students in Calgary to learn how to tackle poverty through markets, investing and businesses. On February 8 and 9 Calgary + Acumen is holding the first social enterprise case […]

Thank You for Your Incredible Support!

It has been an exciting year at Acumen and we wouldn’t be where we are today without you. This year, hundreds of you have donated online, thousands of you have joined our community, and together we have impacted 115 million lives. This holiday season, we hope you will continue your generous support by making a donation to […]

Meet the Dignity Art Battle Artists

NICOLE BRUNEL Nicole Brunel is an artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. She is a third year painting major at ACAD and also holds a BA (Honours) in Archaeology from the University of Calgary. Nicole’s explorations at ACAD have been broad, and include work in comic art, sound installation, and painterly sculptures. She has animated […]

Case Competition Workshop #2

Dear Student: Workshop #2 on Strategy and Implementation is just around the corner! Set out below is the information you need to prepare for and attend the workshop on November 23.   What to prepare: Review the Arthur Case and your notes thereon – BEFORE watching the video. (No longer have the Author Case and […]


SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S CALGARY+ACUMEN’S BIG EVENT! NOVEMBER 28 7-9PM @ ACAD   Calgary+Acumen Friends Please join us at Calgary 4 Dignity! Live Music + Global Photography Auction + Live Art= 1 Epic Evening Bid on art being created right before your eyes and share in music and conversation about how Calgarians can […]

All About the Case Competition

You may have heard we are hosting a case competition for students and applications are starting this Fall! We have been giving you updates in our newsletters, but with the application process just around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea if you knew more about what this case competition is all […]

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