Category: Social Economy & Social Enterprise

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….

On November 2 & 3, Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, hosted the Sustainable Finance Forum on Parliament Hill, highlighting the opportunities and challenges to scale up social innovation…

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…

The Stronger Together Award celebrates individual and organizational members who have made exceptional contributions to Community Economic Development and/or who have provided outstanding leadership to CCEDNet in achieving our vision…

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…

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network is excited to announce our third invitation for organizational members to apply to employ youth through the CreateAction: Inclusive Social Innovation work experience program….

The Stronger Together Award celebrates individual and organizational members who have made exceptional contributions to Community Economic Development and/or who have provided outstanding leadership to CCEDNet in achieving our vision…

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…

Starting any business is challenging, and co-ops are no different. As veteran co-op developer Russ Christianson observes: “Like any good business, a co-op requires an excellent business plan, sufficient start-up…

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…