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

Black-Led CED, from one generation to the next

CCEDNet turns 25 this year! And because generations are typically defined in 25-year periods, we are reflecting on the concept of generational movement. How does the wisdom of previous generation shape not…

Weaving together small regional networks in Ontario: An ecosystem building story.

This is Part 3 of our Ecosystem Building Blog Series. Read Part 1 – Atlantic Ecosystem Building: Interview with Chelsey MacNeil Read Part 2 – “On the Cusp of Change”: Laying the…

Towards a more inclusive & sustainable economy: Ideas for Change in MB Budget 2024

Recommendations for the Provincial Budget 2024 shared with the Government of Manitoba on behalf of the Network’s members.