Energy Poverty: Choosing to Eat or Pay Heating Bills

By: Helen Corbett Dec 14th, 2015 A surprising number of Albertans are being left out in the cold… inside their own homes.   They are the energy poor, those hard pressed to pay their utility bills. Living in cold, damp homes impacts their health and well being, especially the elderly, young, disabled and those with long-term illnesses. Needless ...

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Tackling energy poverty in an energy-rich province

By: Helen Corbett Dec 5th, 2013 As unseasonably cold winter weather socks Alberta, many of us wince as we open our monthly utility bills. Imagine how rising electricity and gas bills affect you if you’re on a low – and fixed – income.  That burden is called “energy poverty” and it constitutes a growing area of concern for all levels of government a ...

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The brave new world of Social Enterprises

By: Helen Corbett Oct 8th, 2013 I recently sat round a table of charities and non-profits and traded notes on challenges to our bottom lines. Everyone groused about some common themes: less money from the government, tightened strategic giving, and the new imperative to become a social enterprise. The funny thing was, everyone was digging deep to b ...

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