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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...
Geoff Ripat's picture
Posted: Thu April 17 2014
By: Geoff Ripat
When Katie and I arrived at the Second Annual Global Pro Bono Summit in San Francisco, it felt like stepping into a family reunion. It was like meeting Spark’s long-lost relatives: some we’d heard about, some we’d heard rumours of, and many we had no idea existed. But there they were, in the flesh...
Carolyn Davis's picture
Posted: Fri March 14 2014
By: Carolyn Davis
For Albertans with an interest in addressing complex social issues such as poverty and family violence, the news of a new provincial Social Innovation Endowment was a clear highlight in the recent provincial budget announcement. Still, its potential impact is uncertain. Momentum has been watching...
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Posted: Mon March 10 2014
By: Brendan Reimer
Wouldn’t it be amazing to know that every time you made a donation, it went directly to creating a job or training opportunity for someone with barriers to employment? It really is amazing, and has been happening for 20 years at LITE, a long-time member of CCEDNet!Local Investment Toward Employment...


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