May 24, 2016 — A young Calgarian who opens doors for many
exploring economic betterment through co-operation is this year’s
William Hlushko Award to Young Co-operative Educators from the
international Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE).
Seth Leon is the Calgary-based manager of Co-operative Services for the
Alberta Community and Co-operative Association. He was involved in
developing the Unleashing Local Capital Program to spur new co-op
development. He volunteers in his community as a board member for
Calgary Can, supporting recycling and economic opportunities, and
CommunityWise Resource Centre that provides affordable meeting
spaces. He is also participating in the Alt/Now: Economic Inequality
program for innovation in the social economy.
The William Hlushko Award was established in the seventies to
acknowledge those who are changing society although they are just at the
start of their careers. “Seth’s optimism for the possibilities of what can be
accomplished is infectious,” says Sarah Pike, executive director of ACE.
“We expect his influence in co-op development to grow.”
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