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Shauna Mackinnon's picture
Posted: Tue April 3 2018
By: Shauna Mackinnon
Practising Community-Based Participatory Research: Stories of Engagement, Empowerment and Mobilization is a collection of stories about the process of doing research side-by-side with communities. It deals with research methods, but it isn't a typical research methods text. Throughout the book the...
David LePage's picture
Posted: Tue March 27 2018
By: David LePage
We definitely know the tide is turning when industry leaders like Mitchell Cohen, the President of the Daniels Corporation, encourages the private sector to "climb aboard the social procurement train". (Globe & Mail, June 14, 2017) As with any business, increasing sales opportunities...
Alejandra Bravo's picture
Posted: Mon March 19 2018
By: Alejandra Bravo
The emerging drive for Community Benefits is creating new opportunities for nonprofit leaders to think differently about working with the people and communities they serve. As communities begin to challenge their own poverty and economic exclusion, nonprofits have a supporting role to play....
Liz Sutherland's picture
Posted: Thu February 22 2018
By: Liz Sutherland
In the nonprofit sector, we often seem to be fighting uphill battles trying to combat poverty and exclusion, addictions and mental illness, climate change, racism, political disengagement and many other challenges in our communities without the sense that we are making real progress against “the...
Stephanie Guico's picture
Posted: Tue February 13 2018
By: Stephanie Guico
The so-called ‘sharing’ economy leaves no one indifferent. As it goes with olives or coriander, we either adopt or passionately reject these platforms which now seem, for better or for worse, ubiquitous. But if they exist, it is because their particular brand of service delivery, such as Uber or...
Mr. Andy Horsnell (he/him)'s picture
Posted: Wed January 17 2018
By: Mr. Andy Horsne...
The Department of Employment and Social Development Canada launched its Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Steering Group. This is an exciting time for the sector, as the group gears up for a year of consultation and planning for what will eventually be a national strategy. ...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Thu November 23 2017
By: Michael Toye
The federal government's social innovation and social finance strategy is the biggest policy opportunity for community economic developers in a generation.  Let me tell you why.  The practices described by the term 'social innovation' may not be new – public schools, hospitals, co-...'s picture
Posted: Wed November 22 2017
By: erika.licon@gma...
Last August, I had the opportunity to participate in the second gathering for a Global Curriculum of the Social Solidarity Economy hold in Puebla, Mexico. In this short article, I would like to share an overview of the campaign and some of the results from the second gathering. The campaign for...
Leilani Clark's picture
Posted: Tue November 7 2017
By: Leilani Clark
Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door. The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local...
Mark-Jan Daalderop's picture
Posted: Tue October 10 2017
By: Mark-Jan Daalderop
As a community economic development conference, the planning team works to ensure that we purchase the highest quality food that supports our community in meaningful ways.  This year, the Gathering will feature a delicious line-up of new and crowd-favorite foods & beverages that support local...


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