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Sherri Torjman's picture
Posted: Wed May 14 2014
By: Sherri Torjman
I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in the original group that helped create the foundation for CCEDNet.  Our time together was both exhilarating – and exhausting.  We grappled with the challenge of trying to integrate into a cohesive whole all the disparate visions and...
Stewart Perry's picture
Posted: Thu May 8 2014
By: Stewart Perry
One of the most successful meetings we had was the National Policy Forum held in Vancouver in 2001. It had been well prepared for – preliminary meetings had been held in many provinces.  And Mike Toye and David LePage (among others no doubt) were on site as meeting trouble-shooters, key to making...
Flo Frank's picture
Posted: Thu May 8 2014
By: Flo Frank
It started right after several of us had been at a (non-related) meeting in Ottawa.  While waiting for flights to take us to our homes in different parts of Canada a few of us continued the ongoing talk about the importance of linking community needs and realities into policy agendas and doing it...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Thu May 8 2014
By: Darcy Penner
For some time now, Winnipeg’s municipal governance has had its share of negative press. Procedural mismanagement and a lack of transparency have dominated the civic discourse, leaving little room for debate over progressive policy. If early mayoral-candidate announcements are any indication, the...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Tue May 6 2014
By: Darcy Penner
Last week marked a very successful step for the hard work of child care advocates in Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba has committed to a substantial 5-year plan for child care, including investing in 5,000 newly funded spaces, $25M for child-care centre capital projects, higher wages for Early...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Mon May 5 2014
By: Yvon Poirier
A meeting of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) Board of directors was held April 27 and 28, 2014. It was preceded (April 24 and 25) by the 3rd meeting of the African Social and Solidarity Economy Network (RAESS). More than 50 participants...
Walter Hossli's picture
Posted: Fri May 2 2014
By: Walter Hossli
Are you ever wondering "what if our economy was guided by the key community economic development (CED) principles?" And "why has the German economy emerged as the leading economy in Europe?" Here's an excerpt of an article ( that might provide some insights and new...
Mr. Garry Loewen's picture
Posted: Thu May 1 2014
By: Mr. Garry Loewen
I was the Executive Director of SEED Winnipeg when the founding group of fourteen people came together to start CCEDNet. It was a very exciting time for me. While CED had been practiced in Canada and the United States for quite a number of years, the models, techniques and principles of CED were...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Wed April 30 2014
By: Michael Toye
Today, the Canadian Community Economic Development Network turns 15. Yes, it was April 30, 1999 that CCEDNet was officially incorporated. I'm lucky to have been connected to CCEDNet in different ways for most of those 15 years, so I've seen a lot of the Network's growth and development.  And what...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Thu April 24 2014
By: Michael Toye
This is an interview between New Start editor, Clare Goff and the Canadian CED Network's Executive Director Michael Toye, originally published in the UK's New Start Magazine Where did the term community economic development (CED) come from and what is its purpose?   It’s a term that was first used...


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