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Brendan Reimer's picture
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...
Kirsten Bernas's picture
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...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Thu June 26 2014
By: Michael Toye
This week I was fortunate to attend the Tamarack Institute's Community: Programs and Policies event that took place in Kitchener, Ontario.Tamarack's President, Paul Born, who helped co-found CCEDNet 15 years ago, has been described by Frances Wesley as Canada's leading community organizer. So the...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Wed June 25 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Click here to read the first in this series.  Tackling the Fundamental Issue: Ownership  My suggestion is that the ownership of capital itself needs to change. We need to democratize ownership. We need to look outside the dichotomy we have seen so...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Wed June 25 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
This book by French economist Thomas Piketty, published in France last September, has become known worldwide, especially since its English publication by Harvard University Press in April. The book has been one of the top selling books in the USA since its publication and is the Harvard University...
Melina Young's picture
Posted: Fri June 20 2014
By: Melina Young
I spent a few months this year working with the Social Trade Organization (STRO) based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, an innovator in the field of complementary and digital currencies.  STRO was launching a new platform for its digital payment system and starting a large, EU funded project with...
Mr. Garry Loewen's picture
Posted: Wed June 18 2014
By: Mr. Garry Loewen
A fifteenth anniversary might be a good time to reflect on the methods and assumptions of a movement like community economic development – especially for urban communities. When we first started CCEDNet fifteen years ago, we believed that by using CED principles and strategies we could intervene...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Wed June 11 2014
By: Michael Toye
You may have seen from some of our 15th anniversary blog posts that the concept and practice of community economic development originated in the United States.  Although the tools and strategies for creating inclusive and sustainable communities are constantly evolving differently in...
Mike Lewis's picture
Posted: Tue June 10 2014
By: Mike Lewis
This is Part 4 of a 4-part series. Click here to read the first in this series.  Notes from 2002: Contemplating the Future  CCE/CCCR’s history has been one of organizing, networking, leveraging and then consolidating gains, and, at times, making some unfortunate mistakes. Its accomplishments, such...
Mike Lewis's picture
Posted: Tue June 10 2014
By: Mike Lewis
This is Part 3 of a 4-part series. Click here to read the first in this series.  Building the Base continued...  A strategic addition to this agenda came into play in 1991. The National Welfare Grants (NWG) program announced a competition to fund CED related research as one...

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