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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...
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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...
Roger Peters's picture
Posted: Tue August 11 2020
By: Roger Peters
CCEDNet member Roger Peters is an engineer and policy analyst with over 40 years experience in co-operatives, clean energy, and local economic development. He is a founding member of the Ottawa Renewable Energy and CoEnergy Ontario Co-operatives. The virtual shut down of the World’s...
Victor Beausoleil's picture
Posted: Wed June 17 2020
By: Victor Beausoleil
Victor Beausoleil is the Executive Director of Social Economy through Social Inclusion (SETSI) and a CCEDNet Board member.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have been fascinated by reports of African Americans dying from COVID-19 at three times the rate of their...
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Posted: Mon May 25 2020
By: Wendy Keats
Note: this piece was originally published on the Co-operate Enterprise Council website by CECNB's executive director Wendy Keats. This piece is a follow-up to an earlier post Wendy wrote on the CECNB blog entitled Becoming the Society We Want. At the time of writing the first post,...
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...


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