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Posted: Thu April 28 2022
By: Sarah Leeson-Klym
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 imaginary community that really lives up to our vision and values. In countless sessions, the same themes emerge...
Andy Broderick's picture
Posted: Mon May 10 2021
By: Andy Broderick
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 — are causing our most vulnerable citizens to become even more vulnerable. ...
Victor Beausoleil's picture
Posted: Tue April 13 2021
By: Victor Beausoleil
Originally published in CBC National, April 13, 2021. The Global Risks Report, released by the World Economic Forum earlier this year, cites the top challenges facing us today – a daunting list. Damage to the environment from climate change and our failure to act on it is the main danger...
Cathy Taylor's picture
Posted: Wed April 7 2021
By: Cathy Taylor
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” was “women’s work,” and therefore underpaid and undervalued. That often meant...
Raissa Marks's picture
Posted: Tue April 6 2021
By: Raissa Marks
The Overton window: A sweet spot for policies that are aligned with the government’s agenda and within the range of policies politically acceptable to the voting public at a given time.  Since last summer, efforts have ramped up to push for a national Social Innovation and Social Finance...
Rosalind Lockyer's picture
Posted: Mon April 5 2021
By: Rosalind Lockyer
Originally published in The Toronto Star, April 5, 2021 Events of the past year have laid bare inequities faced by our country’s citizens. Women who are filling critical roles to aid in the nation’s response to COVID-19 have been disproportionately and negatively impacted by the...
Nancy Neamtan's picture
Posted: Thu April 1 2021
By: Nancy Neamtan
Originally published in The Hill Times, April 1, 2021 The numbers are devastating. Almost one in seven Canadians (14.6 per cent) reported they live in a household where they’ve experienced food insecurity over the past 30 days, according to the Statistics Canada survey conducted May 4-...
Raissa Marks's picture
Posted: Wed February 17 2021
By: Raissa Marks
During the week of February 8-12, CCEDNet had the great pleasure of visiting – virtually of course – nine examples of innovative community leadership across Canada.  These visits were part of a tour organized by CCEDNet for the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social...
Sarah Leeson-Klym's picture
Posted: Wed November 25 2020
By: Sarah Leeson-Klym
At EconoUs2017, I hosted Dave Mowat from ATB Financial in a fireside chat about what’s needed to grow the good work of community economic development and the social economy across Canada. He raised an idea during that final plenary that has continued to ring in my mind – that in this alternative...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Mon August 31 2020
By: Michael Toye
Ten days ago, Juan Tellez was charged with sedition, terrorism and crimes against public health in Bolivia.   I first met Juan 20 years ago in the early days of CCEDNet. He hosted CCEDNet’s first national conference in Halifax, and was the first Chair of CCEDNet’s Membership Committee. I...


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