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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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Posted: Tue August 5 2014
By: Matthew Thompson
We asked staff and board members what they were planning on reading this summer: vocationally and vacationally. The resulting list is at turns surprising and exciting, practical and insightful. We hope that you might draw some inspiration from the following reading list for your own summer...
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Posted: Tue July 29 2014
By: Brendan Reimer
On July 18th, the CCEDNet - Manitoba staff team spent the warm and windy day alongside hundreds of volunteers swinging hammers as part of a week-long blitz to build Habitat for Humanity homes. It was fun, it was hard work, and it was inspiring to see so many dedicated people doing their part to...
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Posted: Fri July 25 2014
By: Ms. Marianne Ju...
I can confidently say that the conference I attended back in May has had the biggest impact on me so far out of the twenty plus conferences I’ll estimate I’ve attended (who keeps track of those numbers anyway?). Therefore I would say The Co-operators aptly named it with IMPACT! Youth Conference for...
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Posted: Tue July 15 2014
By: Brendan Reimer
A few weeks ago, over 100 people gathered at the Buy Social Canada Summit in Vancouver. One of the best lines of the day was from a procurement manager on deciding to pay a living wage for commercial cleaning contracts. This decision was made despite the fact that a living wage would be well above...
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Posted: Fri July 4 2014
By: Kirsten Bernas
Community activists in Manitoba who understand the urgent need to address our housing affordability crisis have good reason to celebrate these days. The Canadian CED Network along with other community organizations led by Make Poverty History Manitoba, have pushed hard for an increase in shelter...


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