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Posted: Wed December 11 2013
By: Darcy Penner
The past few weeks have seen policy in the forefront here at the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba (CCEDNet – Manitoba). Members came together for our annual Policy Summit on November 19th to discuss and pass policy resolutions, setting CCEDNet – Manitoba’s policy mandate for 2014.This member-led...
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Posted: Thu December 5 2013
By: Darcy Penner
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities marked a day for celebration in Manitoba. Bill 26, The Accessibility for Manitobans Act, passed Third Reading in the Manitoba Legislature on December 3rd, 2013. The Bill is expected to receive Royal Assent on December 5th.Passing with all-party...
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Posted: Fri November 15 2013
By: Andi Sharma
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”                                       - Margaret Mead Throughout our history, humans have always thrived when working together towards common goals. The power of our...
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Posted: Wed October 30 2013
By: Katie Derksen
The Gathering. I’ve heard about it, but never been lucky enough to attend. So imagine how excited I was when I started working with Spark (a service of CCEDNet) the week before the Gathering. I’d finally get to attend - and more than that, I’d get to help out, too.  I’ve been a believer in the...
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Posted: Tue October 29 2013
By: Christopher Thomas
“So Chris, how are you feeling? How is your work going? What can we do to help? Let’s talk about it.” I was asked these questions (most) Fridays over the past several months as part of the reflection process built into the Canadian CED Network’s (CCEDNet) CreateAction internship program....
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Posted: Mon October 28 2013
By: Yvon Poirier
Last October 21-24, a delegation from Japan's Seikatsu Club landed in Québec City in order to catch up on the evolution of the social economy in Québec since their last visit in 2007.  The delegation was composed of three people from the Civil Policy Research Institute (CPRI), the research centre...
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Posted: Sat October 19 2013
By: Ryan O'Connor
The 2013 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering is only one week away. Before the festivities begin, the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba took a moment to chat with Charlene Lafreniere, this year's keynote speaker.Charlene was was born and raised in Thompson, Manitoba. She is a proud northern Aboriginal woman...
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Posted: Fri October 18 2013
By: Michael Toye
A very full four days wrapped up today at the 5th International Meeting of the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) in Manila. My last blog post outlined the ambitious agenda organizers had laid out for the event, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing the development of the social...
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Posted: Wed October 16 2013
By: Brendan Reimer
Two weeks ago nearly 1,000 people from 25 countries attended the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary. Representatives from all levels of government spoke on the virtues of social enterprise and committed support to the sector. Workshop presenters and keynote speakers, including former Prime...
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Posted: Tue October 15 2013
By: Michael Toye
As a fitting part of New Economy Week and Co-op week, today 400 participants from 35 countries gathered in the Philippines to share strategies for growing the Social Solidarity Economy as an alternative economic model around the world.  This is the fifth global meeting organized by RIPESS, the...

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