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Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Fri August 30 2019
By: Michael Toye
Two weeks ago, I was fortunate to be among 100 decent work advocates gathered in Montréal for My Labour Our Future, an event highlighting the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and discussing the future of work and fair economies.   Many moons earlier,...
Matthew Thompson's picture
Posted: Thu July 25 2019
By: Matthew Thompson
Our dominant models for economic development are failing us. The extractive economy, as Ted Howard and Marjorie Kelly of the Democracy Collaborative call it in their forthcoming book The Making of the Democratic Economy, is “designed to benefit the wealthy, to enable the financial elite to extract...
Edward Hyland's picture
Posted: Wed May 1 2019
By: Edward Hyland
In May 2018, the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology issued a report entitled The Federal Role in a Social Finance Fund. The Committee's recommendations included the federal government creating and contributing to a national social finance fund. This...
Michael Barkman's picture
Posted: Tue April 30 2019
By: Michael Barkman
A CCEDNet Analysis of Manitoba's New Building Sustainable Communities Program As I’ve been cycling and walking through inner city Winnipeg communities this spring, I’ve been thinking deeply about the role of some ‘keystone’ community-based organizations in our keystone province. On...
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Posted: Fri April 26 2019
By: Green Pastures ...
The Green Pastures Society Network equips organizations with the knowledge and Financial Advocacy tools to help their clients get the financial and other economic resources that they are entitled to from programs established by government available to help Canadians. Finally a solution whose time...
Michael Barkman's picture
Posted: Wed April 3 2019
By: Michael Barkman
TL;DR: A point form analysis by theme areas of the 2019 Manitoba provincial budget is below. The storefront entrance of Mother Earth Recycling (MER) runs adjacent to my new favourite intersection in Winnipeg - the corner of Main Street and Sutherland Avenue. Freshly painted murals bookend the...
Alexandre Applin's picture
Posted: Mon March 11 2019
By: Alexandre Applin
A few years ago, Mark Kerwin bought coffee beans at Klink Coffee. Once back home, he made himself a cup of coffee, a great cup of coffee! It tasted so good that he took his phone and tweeted about it. His tweet reached Klink Coffee, who at the time was actively searching for a business development...
Genevieve Dack-Tittley's picture
Posted: Wed March 6 2019
By: Genevieve Dack-...
Angie brought passion while Morgan Vespa brought the funding know-how, making this a dynamic match “For me, personally, the sweat lodge is important.  That’s where I do my healing”   Angie Giesbrecht is a Cree, Anishinaabe, and Metis woman from Winnipeg with ancestors from God’s...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Mon January 14 2019
By: Yvon Poirier
1The Farmers' Bank of Rustico existed from 1864 to 1894 (The Bank received its charter in 1864 but had been operating informally since 1861). Located in Prince Edward Island, one of the 10 provinces of present-day Canada, this financial institution, entirely managed by farmers in this part of the...
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Posted: Fri December 21 2018
By: Marion Pouzoulet
In September 2018, I attended for the first time the conference EconoUs. Besides the fact that I was impressed by the very inspiring exchanges and stories shared, one idea called my attention: IDEA. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility were at the heart of the opening plenary, The Big...

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