Category: Policy Development & Advocacy

On September 29th, the We Want to Work coalition sent two questions to all candidates for mayor and council in the City of Winnipeg ahead of October 26th’s municipal election:…

Good Jobs + Good Business = Better Community On March 23, 2017 the Victoria City Council adopted the “Good Jobs + Good Business = Better Community” Action Plan developed by the…

This Thursday, July 21, the We Want to Work coalition including CCEDNet members and social enterprises in Winnipeg are celebrating long-awaited public policy success!  After many months of deliberation, conversation,…

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 May of this year, a white supremacist attacked a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, murdering 13 people, 11 of whom were Black. This massacre is yet another fatal…

Les défis majeurs auxquels nous avons été confrontés en 2021, que ce soit l’aggravation de la pandémie, la crise climatique ou encore la découverte de tombes anonymes près des anciens…

A new cohort of MPs is headed to Ottawa on November 22nd.  We want to make sure they take action for community economies!  Supporting community economies is Canada’s best path…

CCEDNet is excited to offer this learning series to increase capacity among our members for policy and advocacy work. The 2021-22 offerings are based on CCEDNet’s policy priorities, as well…

CED approaches with a strong commitment to democratic processes create the most relevant, resilient, adaptive, equitable, and effective strategies for communities to benefit and thrive.  Similarly, democracy at a macro…

As we approach our 2021 Annual General Meeting, we are looking back on 2020.  How do we tell the story of such a year? How do we honour the pain…

The recent federal budget renewed the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) for a second 2-year, $50 million term.  How can we ensure that this second phase of the IRP is effective…

Originally published in iPolitics, May 7, 2021. Long before COVID-19, Canadians struggled to access affordable housing. Now, isolation, unemployment, and mental illness — side effects of the devastating virus —…