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Posted: Mon October 13 2014
By: Matthew Thompson
This blog is the first of the 'Voices of New Economies' series within Cities for People - an experiment in advancing the movement toward urban resilience and livability through connecting innovation networks. This Voices series is collectively curated by One Earth and The Canadian CED Network. We...
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Posted: Thu October 2 2014
By: Kirsten Bernas
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 2, 2014 The minimum-wage hike, to $10.70 per hour, that kicked in this week means full-time workers would earn just over $20,800 annually. This leaves a family of four, with both parents working, with an income more than $1,500 below the...
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Posted: Tue September 30 2014
By: Sherri Torjman
Originally published on Tamarack's Vibrant Communities Canada blog: This blog is based on the keynote address delivered at the national Seeking Community gathering hosted by the Tamarack Institute in Kitchener-Waterloo in...
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Posted: Tue September 16 2014
By: Jamie Klinger
Urban agriculture is a movement that is growing in urban Montreal.  Every year there are more and more public spaces that have vegetables and herbs growing in them ready for neighborhood consumption and cultivation.  The greater vegetable yields we can produce locally, the more we will save on...
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Posted: Mon September 15 2014
By: Michael Toye
The People's Climate March, coming up this weekend in New York City and in parallel demonstrations around the world, is shaping up to be the largest demonstration on the climate in North American history.  It is designed to send a message to global leaders attending a special UN climate summit.So...
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Posted: Tue September 9 2014
By: Kirsten Bernas
Originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press, September 8, 2014. CCEDNet-MB members prioritized the policy areas discussed below, which are based on the following CCEDNet-MB policy resolutions: procurement, housing, and poverty reduction.While election cycles bring some community challenges to...
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Posted: Mon September 8 2014
By: Kirsten Bernas
Originally published on the Strategy at Work blog The Manitoba government has made some significant progress around poverty reduction over the last decade or so. Depending on the poverty measure used, between 6,000 and 27,000 Manitobans were lifted out of poverty between 2002 and 2011....
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Posted: Thu September 4 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
The UN General Assembly has tentatively set September 21-23, 2015, for the adoption of the post-2015 Goals. This far-reaching process will establish overarching development priorities to guide UN agencies and member states for many years to come.    This past July, the Open Working Group (OWG...
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Posted: Fri August 29 2014
By: Michael Toye
Last week, over 5,000 people gathered in Ottawa for the Peoples' Social Forum.  It was billed as a convergence of social movements, with support from a wide range of unions and civil society organizations.  The call for workshops led to over 400 sessions and activities on the program, from arts to...
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Posted: Thu August 7 2014
By: Axiom News
Brendan Reimer has been involved in some form of social enterprise activity, though it wasn’t necessarily called this, for about 20 years. Brendan, current Regional Director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, also spearheaded the launch of Enterprising Non-profits (ENP)...


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