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 organization, 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

We Want to Work meets with Winnipeg City Councillors at the Social Enterprise Centre

CCEDNet Manitoba January Newsletter

Hello 2023!
Check out the Manitoba region newsletter for January here.

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20th Anniversary in Building the SSE Movement

Interviews with Nancy Neamtan and Michael Lewis Interviews conducted by Yvon Poirier, the Canadian CED Network’s representative to RIPESS. The Chantier de l’économie sociale and the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet)…

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Interested in sustainable CED? Register for Toward Co-operative Commonwealth – a Massive Online Open Course

The need for socially just and environmentally sustainable communities are now at the forefront of social movements the world over due to the ongoing climate crisis.  To support critical systemic…