Wayfinders CAFÉ with Mark Anielski

Wayfinders CAFÉ on ZOOM | 1:00pm, May 13, 2020

With Mark Anielski

Topic: “Rebuilding our lives after COVID-19 and its massive economic and societal impact”

In short building the economics of happiness in concrete, real terms, and where do cooperatives (such as ours) fit on the journey. Join us in conversation May 13, 2020 at 1:00pm.

About: Mark Anielski is President and Chief Well-being Officer of Anielski Management Inc. an economic-consultancy specializing in the economics of happiness and well-being. He is also the Chief Well-being Economist with the Indigenomics Institute founded by Carol Anne Hilton. We are working on helping to create functional economies of well-being for First Nations across Canada and the world. I have been advising communities and countries since 2000 on integrating well-being analytics into conventional economic cost-benefit analysis, strategic planning, budgeting, and impact investment decision making.

Mark has authored two books: of An Economy of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018) and the award-winning book The Economics of Happiness (2007). I believe that most people aspire to live a life that brings them joy; a life full of well-being. Mark has developed an economic development agenda and practical tools to create a frame for life and work that starts with human experience and perception well-being and makes flourishing well-being at the heart of every decision and every culture. What are the expected well-being impacts of every decision we/you make today? 

See: https://youtu.be/EKzakl68SP4 …

Wed May 13, 2020 | Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join our conversation here:

us02web.zoom.us/j/86136735206?pw… (ID: 86136735206 |  password: dCKT50N783)

Join by phone: (CA) +1 778-907-2071

Wayfinders Zoom Cafe with Beth Sanders

Building Healthy & Authentic Communities.

Wednesday May 06, 2020

WBC Cafe at 1:00pm. with Beth Sanders on Building Healthy & Authentic Communities. About Beth Sanders: The purpose of her work is to shepherd community, organizational conversations and decision making into a new era where the following are front and centre: pragmatic purpose, community health, fiscal and economic responsibility, environmental responsibility, cultural responsibility and public conversation. She is also the author of Nest City, and runs a consulting endeavour known as Populus Community Planning Inc.

Note: to participate in this WBC Café please get in touch and I will be happy to provide you with the details, thanks. 🙂

Welcome New Member: Candy Khan – Canden Consulting

Candy Khan (Canden Consulting) is an award-winning educator, equity, diversity and inclusion specialist, career development and change management practitioner. She has planned programs for adult learners in post-secondary institutions, for profit, non-profit, corporations and public funded institutions.
Candy has facilitated courses on career development, unconscious bias, recruitment, anti-harassment, and intercultural competency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master of Education in Theoretical, Cultural and International studies from University of Alberta. Candy also has certificates in Human Resources, Change Management, Workplace Investigations, Gender Based Policy Analysis, Leadership Effectiveness, Intercultural Development, and Human Rights.

“I joined the Wayfinders Business Cooperative because I do not want to go back to ‘normal’ post Covid-19. I share the vision, mission and values of the cooperative!

Candy Khan, Director | e: candy@candenconsulting.ca
Telephone: 780.953.1203 | W: www.candenconsulting.ca

The Commons Podcast Edmonton Premier

The Commons Edmonton Podcast:

On Civil Society and Democracy

Host Rod Olstad and guests explore the “Third Sector”: the Voluntary and not-for-profit/Non-Governmental sectors of the Canadian Economy from a local perspective.  How are Edmontonians and others  “picking up the slack”; taking on the tasks and needs that are left unfulfilled by the corporate and public sectors?  How are these efforts reflected in our democracy and the media?  

Albertans happen to donate more money to charities and NGOs than any other Canadian province.

See: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-008-x/2012001/c-g/11637/c-g02-eng.htm
and: http://sectorsource.ca/research-andimpact/giving-research


Covid-19 Assistance programs for both businesses and individuals


Good afternoon Everyone

Attached is a summary of all the Covid-19 Assistance programs for both businesses and individuals announced by the governments so far.

As you know, government programs are changing quickly. The intent of this summary is to provide you with the most current information.  The latest updates are going to be made to this document on an on-going basis and it will be available on our COVID-19 Resource Centre on RSM Website.

Thanks! Stay Healthy and take care!

COVID-19 – instructions for submitting client records:

In response to national, provincial and local COVID-19 guidance, RSM employees are working remotely and we are limiting access to our offices until further notice to protect the health and safety of our clients, employees and communities. We strongly encourage you to submit your records electronically, if possible. If you are unable to do so, essential services staff are available at the office to receive deliveries of client records by courier.  If you need to drop off records in-person, please call our office at (main number) to ensure someone will be available to receive you.

RSM can help you stay informed with the latest insights, ideas and countermeasures to minimize the negative effects related to COVID-19, as well as prepare for future emergency events at our COVID-19 Resource Centre.


Samuel Young

Samuel Young, FCPA, FCA, CFA


RSM Canada
10104 – 103 Avenue NW, Suite 2500 Bell Tower, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 0H8

D: 780.784.2918 F: 780.425.8189 I E: sam.young@rsmcanada.com I W: www.rsmcanada.com

P: 780.428.1522 (2918) C: 780.497.8669


W: www.rsmcanada.com



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City of Edmonton COVID-19 Business Support

Update March 26 

Closure of Personal Services (as defined under Bylaw 13138)

On March 26, the City of Edmonton implemented additional measures to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19 by renewing the State of Local Emergency, as well as implementing three emergency orders, including the following:
That all personal services shops providing services related to the care and appearance of the body and body rub centres, as those businesses are defined in the Business Licence Bylaw, Bylaw 13138, are immediately closed.

For more on this notice go to:


For more information, please refer to the related news release.

Alberta: Restrictions on gatherings and businesses

As of March 25, law enforcement agencies have been granted full authority to enforce the public health orders outlined below and can issue fines.
New restrictions on mass gatherings and businesses are now in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.

No gatherings with more than 15 people are allowed, including:

  • conferences
  • workshops
  • worship gatherings
  • family events, such as weddings and funerals
  • social gatherings outdoors

Business, workplace and facility closures

Retail businesses

Albertans are prohibited from attending all non-essential businesses, including:

  • gift, hobby, antique and specialty stores
  • non-essential health and beauty care providers
  • clothing stores that sell mens’, ladies’ and children’s wear as well as unisex, lingerie and maternity wear, shoes, bridal wear, jewellery and accessories
  • retail stores that sell, luggage, art and framing supplies, computers and gaming equipment, toys, photos, music, books, and sporting goods

These businesses may choose to offer online shopping and curb-side pick-up.

This is a partial reposting. For the full information go to: