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.
CCEDNet connects people and ideas for action to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.
Sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities directing their own futures.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, Local Control
Since 1999, CCEDNet has been working with communities to create and strengthen sustainable, locally-controlled economies for all.
Social Enterprise Ecosystem project partnership formed
National Summit on a People-Centred Economy
CCEDNet joins University of Victoria in Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) on social economy
Start of the CreateAction program
First website developed
First national conference “2001 National Policy Forum”
Founding of Canadian CED Network
The Canadian CED Network is made up of members throughout Canada, including organization, networks, and individuals, who use participatory, democratic, innovative, and entrepreneurial strategies that challenge the status quo and build alternatives.
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.
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