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Raissa Marks's picture
Posted: Thu April 2 2020
By: Raissa Marks
This is a test.  And like any good test, it lays bare both our strengths and our weaknesses.  Here’s how we’re measuring up so far… This crisis had revealed some real, critical problems with our society.  Collapse of the global economic system seems possible, if not likely.  Those living...
Kosisochukwu Nnebe's picture
Posted: Wed November 6 2019
By: Kosisochukwu Nnebe
How do you create inclusive communities through innovation? That question brought together more than 400 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape for EconoUs2019 in September.  Guided by Indigenous advisors, organizers asked eight members of a Witness Panel to share their...
Caroline Shenaz Hossein's picture
Posted: Fri November 1 2019
By: Caroline Shenaz...
As a researcher and advocate of social finance, I welcomed the news that the Canadian federal government invested $800 million last year towards social innovation and social finance (known as #sisf on social media). This good news followed the Ontario government’s allocation of almost...
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 recommendation,...'s picture
Posted: Tue April 30 2019
By: m.barkman@ccedn...
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...
Green Pastures Society's picture
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...'s picture
Posted: Wed April 3 2019
By: m.barkman@ccedn...
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...
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...


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