Category: Entrepreneurship & Business Development

On November 29, the Honourable Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business, tabled in Parliament the 2010-2022 Business Development Bank of Canada Legislative Review Report by Innovation, Science and Economic Development…

A new co-operative federation called the Banker Ladies council is based within a Black feminist cultural tradition called a Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA).  This groundbreaking group of Black…

The second annual Sustainable Finance Forum at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa is shaping up to be twice the size and even more impactful than last year’s. Be one of…

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…

On June 20, 2023, at the invitation of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) convened Investment Readiness Program (IRP) partners and social purpose organizations…

Originally published by Employment and Social Development Canada on May 29, 2023 Social purpose organizations, such as social enterprises, non-profits, charities and co‑operatives, are at the forefront of tackling Canada’s persistent…

Congratulations to Yvon Poirier, CCEDNet Board member and longtime CED activist, who has been instrumental in supporting this work at the UN, including most recently last December. Yvon’s work led…

BUILD Inc is a non-profit contractor and social enterprise that provides training programs for people who face barriers to employment. CreateAction is a CCEDNet run work experience program that provides…

The Government of Canada has launched the Social Innovation Advisory Council (SIAC), a body tasked with advancing the goals of the Social Innovation and Social Finance (SI/SF) Strategy. CCEDNet’s Executive…

How do you define the value you get through the purchasing choices you make? We usually think of price, quality, convenience, and perhaps a brand we want to identify with….

News release July 18, 2022  Toronto, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada Social purpose organizations (SPOs), such as social enterprises, non-profits, charities and co‑operatives, are…

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…