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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picture Dignity Contest

Picture Dignity is an open photographic competition sponsored by +Acumen chapters from around the world. At +Acumen, we believe that dignity is more important to the human spirit than wealth, and we have created Picture Dignity promote this idea. The theme of this competition is the expression of dignity of people in varying circumstances and […]

100 Million Lives and We’re Just Getting Started

The holidays are officially here! During this time of reflection and gratitude we wanted to share some exciting news and thank you for everything you’ve done to support Acumen. Whether you’ve donated, attended an event, shared a video, or retweeted us – thank you! The holiday season reminds us that sometimes what the world needs most is something to believe in – a sense of hope and a promise of possibility for the future. And that’s what you, as a member of the Acumen community, have given us.

DJ Cosm to bring big tunes to DIGNITY

DJ Cosm is a legend in the game when it comes to Calgary hip hop. His understated and humble personality means he’d likely brush it off and deflect the praise if you asked him about it, but it’s true. That is why it’s an absolute honour and a pleasure to have the born and raised […]

DIRTT to partner with DIGNITY 2012

It is an honour for the CALGARY+acumen team to announce Calgary-based DIRTT Environmental Solutions as a sponsor for DIGNITY 2012. This event could not be possible without the support we have received from our sponsors and it is incredible to get that support from an organization such as DIRTT. By imagining previously unimagined mass-custom modular […]

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