Crowdsourcing

Is It Time For Independent Crowd-Funded Media Outlets?

Toula Drimonis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Canada
Toula Drimonis

It's an ambitious goal, and the amount they are hoping to raise through crowd-funding is $75,000 (no small amount), but Ricochet has assembled a strong team of journalists (which they intend to pay fairly) and initially only having the editors volunteer their time and expertise, thus hoping to gain people's support and financial commitment.

Canadian Start Up Takes Aim At Medical Debt

John F. Gray | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

If being sick doesn't kill you, the medical bills might. Imagine getting better and being bankrupted for it. Facing the prospect of financially devastating medical bills is a reality many Americans know isn't going away. But a newly announced partnership between B.C. startup FundRazr and leading US provider of healthcare information Healthline.com may just save them from financial ruin.

Why Canadians Are Turning To Crowdfunding

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Impact

Crippled by mounting financial debt, father and son duo David and Brian Best had few options left to save the potato farm their family has operated in...

'Change Heroes' Sells 'Friend-Funding' To Build Schools, Libraries

John F. Gray | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Recognizing the power of personal connections, Change Heroes has designed their platform around the concept of "friend-funding." The goal of each change hero is to bring together 33 of their friends, family, and co-workers together to donate $3.33 a day for three months which equates to $10,000 which will fund the building of a school or two libraries.

Paradox of Politics Creates the Ultimate Ballot Dilemma in Calgary Centre

Paul Hughes | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

From a progressive's point-of-view 1 Calgary Centre is ambitious, commendable, daring, timely and incredibly brilliant. From a conservative perspective, it is a nightmare. But will it work?

Fund a Film; Aid an Island

Rowan Nielsen | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Impact
Rowan Nielsen

My business partner and I created the concept of Fund a film; Aid an Island. We decided to make our first feature film, Nightrunners, by combining the popularity of horror/thriller genre films with a beautiful location and a team of Kenyan locals who are thrilled at the prospect of telling a story featuring their own culture while being paid to tell it.

Should We Treat the Globe and Mail as a Cheating Student?

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

In a remarkable reply to the detailed allegations against Margaret Wente for repeated plagiarism, the Globe and Mail has shown itself to be unequal to the tasks associated with running a national newspaper. In short, basic journalistic integrity at the Globe is dead. So what might be done?

How Can You Pay For Someone's Surgery Abroad? Crowdfund

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Impact

Got an urge to give? Crowdfunding could be the answer. For those who like to give through crowdfunding — the concept of multiple donors connecti...

Do We Need Charities When Fundraising Is So Easy?

Josh Bowman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Business
Josh Bowman

Charities today are actively looking for innovative ways to connect people to their causes. What is interesting is how much innovation is coming from outside the traditional charitable sector. We are learning that if a cause or a project matters to people, they want to be a part of it even if it is not connected to a known charity.

How E-Books Are Ruining the Next Generation of Writers

Marko Sijan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Living
Marko Sijan

Literary writing is a worthless profession. Few who write novels, stories and poems make a living from them. This has been true for millennia. Lately the Internet has regressed into a society of feudal manors lorded over by tech giants like Amazon, Apple and Yahoo, who sell e-books for 99 cents or give them away for free. Their "competitive pricing" is threatening traditional publishers and physical books with extinction.

Daniel Tencer

Startup Aims To Turn University Students' Notes Into A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Business

University students in Canada may soon be able to make a quick buck just by going to class and taking notes. NoteWagon, a Toronto-based startup bus...

Google Asks Canadians To Update Google Maps

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Google is taking inspiration from Wikipedia and inviting Canadians to scan Google Maps in their hometowns and make improvements where needed...

Has The Crowd Gone Too Far?

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER - Stories have been mounting of people photographed and videotaped in the chaos of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot who've...