Community Wealth Building: Exploring Pathways to Decent Work

Community wealth building is an effective community-focused approach to local economic development, redirecting wealth back into the local economy, and placing control and benefits into the hands of local people.

Community Wealth Building is an empowering concept that’s gaining momentum worldwide. It focuses on creating an inclusive, equitable, and resilient local economy that benefits everyone. At its core, it’s about finding pathways to decent work and reimagining economic development to strengthen and benefit local communities!

Join us to find out more about joining a growing movement of community wealth builders and help find new ways to realize economic, social, and environmental benefits in our community!

Who should attend:

This event is for anyone who has an interest and/or capacity to be involved in developing new approaches for community wealth building in Guelph, Wellington and the surrounding region. This may include those involved in local government, economic development, community groups, housing, healthcare, education, employment, procurement, business, social enterprise and finance.

Expert Panel:

Rosemarie Powell – Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network

Nicole Norris (she/they) – Director, Social Innovation, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Georgian College

Nate Fehrman – Owner, Michael Clark Construction

Moderator: Professor Audrey Jamal, Assistant Dean, Partnerships/Societal Impact and Assistant Professor, Lang School of Business and Economics, University of Guelph

This event is co-hosted by the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, 10C Shared Space and SDG Cities