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Accelerating Social Impact CCC's picture
Posted: Tue June 9 2015
By: Accelerating So...
After working in the non-profit and social enterprise arena for over three decades, David LePage founded Accelerating Social Impact (ASI) in 2013 to pioneer an unusual type of business – a Community Contribution Company. This hybrid enterprise model blends the traditional for-profit corporate model...
Toronto Entreprise Fund/United Way of Greater Toronto's picture
Posted: Mon June 8 2015
By: Toronto Entrepr...
In your view, what are three key elements of "new economies"? Collaboration at the individual and organization level is hugely important because there are many groups focused on a particular activity or vision, but we all need to work together. Using the traditional marketplace to...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Thu June 4 2015
By: Darcy Penner
Since 2010, the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba has been working with members such as Food Matters Manitoba and the Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance, seeking the establishment of a food policy council. Our amended policy resolution passed in the Fall of 2014 urges “the Province of...
Axiom News's picture
Posted: Wed May 27 2015
By: Axiom News
CCEDNet member David Upton was thrilled at the invitation to present on the opportunities social enterprise has to offer Nova Scotia, as a new effort seeks to change the future course of the economically and demographically challenged province. Nova Scotia stands at a crossroads, a report on the...
Mareike Brunelli's picture
Posted: Mon May 18 2015
By: Mareike Brunelli
In April 2015, the Universitas Programme of KIP International School published a special thematic issue of the journal Universitas Forum entitled "Inclusive urban development and poverty reduction: Learning from innovative practice". The project was carried out through funding from the...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Wed April 29 2015
By: Darcy Penner
Creating fair work opportunities for people who have barriers to employment is an important issue facing all of Canada. Manitoba has been a national leader in the development of social enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment. The...
Larry Berglund's picture
Posted: Tue April 7 2015
By: Larry Berglund
Public sector procurement objectives are quite predictable and intuitive – find savings for other departments to be able to meet their budgets. Why do municipalities, as an example, have a procurement department? The rationale is that supply chain professionals know how to put deals together, can...
Mandy McDougall's picture
Posted: Fri March 20 2015
By: Mandy McDougall
During the 1940s, we were promoting campaigns for the widespread use of chemical pesticides with jingles like “DDT is good for me!” and videos showing people literally eating DDT by the spoonful: In retrospect, of course, we know that we messed up.  We messed up bad.  Yet we kept developing...
Jessica Knowler's picture
Posted: Thu March 19 2015
By: Jessica Knowler
For Women Transforming Cities, the present-day economic reality is one of increasing inequality that has disparate outcomes for marginalized communities. This is to say that economic inequality tends to fall along gendered and racialized lines (to name only two). Such inequality is echoed in the...
Katie Derksen's picture
Posted: Wed March 18 2015
By: Katie Derksen
It's not often that Spark matches blow up Twitter, but a recent match between Soup Bee, a Winnipeg social enterprise that sells soups made with local ingredients by individuals facing barriers to employment, and Shel Zolkewich, a marketing specialist and food blogger, did just that. Spark is...

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