Category: Community Ownership

Note: this piece was originally published on Shareable. We stand at a historic moment—a crossroads in the history of humanity and Mother Earth. Rarely has there been a convergence of…

Break The Divide (BTD) is an international non-profit organization that connects youth worldwide in a conversation on climate change to break down divisions between communities. BTD’s patent “apathy to empathy to…

Last year, on International Youth Day (August 12), the United Nations asserted that climate change demands intergenerational solidarity: “Youth [are] on the frontline when it comes to facing the impacts…

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network has embarked on a new project called “Community Action for Workforce Development,” an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Community Workforce…

For CCEDNet’s spring 2023 member communique, our communications coordinator, Anita Lambton, interviewed Derek Bassey. Derek is finance coordinator at Fireweed Food Co-op in Winnipeg Treaty 1 territory, and is also…

The community economic development (CED) principles of solidarity, cooperativism, and mutual aid have been practiced by many Black communities around the world for thousands of years. And so Black History…

In Manitoba, instead of teaching CED 101, we often lead groups through a facilitated session called Ideal Communities.* Before we begin to think about CED actions, we create a collective…

Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) is releasing an important new contribution to the social finance ecosystem, in partnership with CCEDNet. They have surveyed the status and prospects of…

COVID -19 threatens to accelerate the retirement of business owners across rural Atlantic Canada. This is a real challenge. Co-operatives and Social Enterprise offer a solution. Recent reports from the…

Until now, there has never been an economic impact study on the innovative Nova Scotia Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) tax credit program to assess its impact in creating…

Originally published in iPolitics, April 7, 2021. Long before the global pandemic reached Canada, the care of our most vulnerable citizens had challenged many governments, communities, and families. “Care work”…

CCEDNet’s 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on… June 11 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central, 1pm Eastern, 2pm  Atlantic, 2:30pm Newfoundland This year’s AGM repeats the success of the last six years by being…