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Posted: Mon January 14 2019
By: Yvon Poirier
1The Farmers' Bank of Rustico existed from 1864 to 1894 (The Bank received its charter in 1864 but had been operating informally since 1861). Located in Prince Edward Island, one of the 10 provinces of present-day Canada, this financial institution, entirely managed by farmers in this part of the...
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Posted: Fri December 21 2018
By: Marion Pouzoulet
In September 2018, I attended for the first time the conference EconoUs. Besides the fact that I was impressed by the very inspiring exchanges and stories shared, one idea called my attention: IDEA. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility were at the heart of the opening plenary, The Big...'s picture
Posted: Thu December 20 2018
By: m.barkman@ccedn...
Back in October 2018, community builders, advocates, and activists from across Manitoba joined together for the annual Manitoba Gathering of Community Builders, hosted by the Canadian CED Network at St John’s High School in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End. The theme of the Gathering this year was...
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Posted: Tue December 18 2018
By: Tom Jakop
Philippa Wiens joined the CCEDNet team midway through this year, coming with a diverse set of skills and background. Since I joined CCEDNet 3 years ago, I have been fortunate to meet our many employees through our annual National CED Conference, EconoUs. Our team keeps expanding with the many...
Béatrice Alain's picture
Posted: Wed November 21 2018
By: Béatrice Alain
RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy, recently asked the following 5 questions to Béatrice Alain, recently appointed Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, to better understand the co-construction of public policies and certain...
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Posted: Thu November 1 2018
By: Chris Marko
This commentary addresses key concepts to consider for the future of community development. This is not an academic paper, and is primarily based on just over a half a century of life experience, and 25 years of work experience with communities, diverse populations, programs, policy, and...
Jason Halstead's picture
Posted: Tue October 16 2018
By: Jason Halstead
Originally published on October 12, 2018 via Assiniboine Credit Union by Jason Halstead Local chapter of national CED organization shows how community-driven economics can lead to success. Community economic development (CED) is a movement that’s all about grassroots initiatives...
Raissa Marks's picture
Posted: Mon August 20 2018
By: Raissa Marks
Can I just say that I am thrilled to be co-hosting EconoUs2018 with CCEDNet?  The thrill is for two reasons... The first reason is that, in my world, which is the environmental non-profit world, there is often an underlying feeling that we need to fundamentally change how our society views...
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Posted: Thu July 26 2018
By: Laurie Cook
So a friend just shared an article with me about something called Localism. It’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about these days. It’s a huge part of an organization I’ve mentioned before that continues to inspire me out of the UK called Locality. But the paragraph...
Yvon Poirier's picture
Posted: Thu June 21 2018
By: Yvon Poirier
Over the last 30 years or so, Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations and businesses have grown all over the world. Sometimes they are classified as local development, community development, solidarity economy or social economy but they all have similar approaches; they are all led...


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