About

The Canadian CED Network is made up of members throughout Canada, including organizations, networks, and individuals, who use participatory, democratic, innovative, and entrepreneurial strategies that challenge the status quo and build alternatives.

We believe that how we organize our relationships in a place (the original definition of economy) matters, and that community economies can be sites of transformation.

The most relevant, resilient, equitable and effective strategies for communities to benefit and thrive draw on Community Economic Development approaches that:

  • Are place-based, strengthening local ownership and control
  • Are democratic, community-driven, community-led, and asset-based
  • Engage and build the capacity of community members, primarily the who are most affected by decisions, to be agents of their own future
  • Protect and restore ecosystems and ecological health

These strategies are constantly evolving, adapting to new realities, and improving based on experiments and continual learning.

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Mission

CCEDNet connects people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.

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Vision

Sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities directing their own futures.

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Values

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, Local Control

CCEDNet Milestones

Since 1999, CCEDNet has been working with communities to create and strengthen sustainable, locally-controlled economies for all.

Our Network

The Canadian CED Network is made up of members throughout Canada, including organizations, networks, and individuals, who use participatory, democratic, innovative, and entrepreneurial strategies that challenge the status quo and build alternatives.


Our Initiatives

CCEDNet is a convener, connector, facilitator, advocate, and partner. Through our initiatives, we seek to increase public demand and political action for policies and programs that support Community Economic Development. We also provide communities the resources and relationships they need to build more sustainable, equitable and inclusive locally-controlled economies.

What’s New

10 Years of Working at the Intersection between Climate Readiness and Relocalizing Economies

10 Years of Working at the Intersection between Climate Readiness and Relocalizing Economies

Recently, Violeta Manoukian, Founder and CEO of Collaboration Works International in Nova Scotia, sat down for an interview with Robert Cervelli, Senior Advisor and Co-Founder of the Centre for Local…

CCEDNet members and politicians at the From the Ground Up announcement

CCEDNet Manitoba Summer 2024 Newsletter

Check out the Manitoba region newsletter for Summer 2024.

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Manitoba Member Connection: Connecting Members to Build Power

Sara Atnikov from Purpose Construction shared about the importance of working together to achieve collective action.