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Posted: Wed July 13 2016
By: Tom Jakop
If you're like Canadian CED Network Executive Director, Michael Toye, you have a pile of books on the side of your desk (see image below right) to remind you of how much you would like to read, if ever you get enough time. Many of us see the few weeks of summer vacation we may have as the prime...
Tyler Pearce's picture
Posted: Fri July 8 2016
By: Tyler Pearce
Canada has not had a national housing plan since the mid-1990s. In the intervening years, the housing market has all but been restructured. We’ve all heard about the condo bubbles in Toronto and Vancouver, and the $1- million, 800-square-foot single detached houses in Vancouver. Young adults can’t...
Megan Devlin's picture
Posted: Wed July 6 2016
By: Megan Devlin
Carol Anne Hilton on the concept she invented to pull Canada into a better future. Carol Anne Hilton wants Canadians to add a new word to their dictionary: Indigenomics. Definition: The practice of bringing an Indigenous perspective to economic and social development. ...
Josh Brandon's picture
Posted: Mon June 27 2016
By: Josh Brandon
Social enterprises fill an important gap in Manitoba’s economy for those struggling to enter the workforce. The provincial government has seen the value of investing in social enterprises through funding training and procuring housing retrofit services. This in combination with financing from the...
Kirsten Bernas's picture
Posted: Mon June 20 2016
By: Kirsten Bernas
The new provincial government has subtitled its budget documents with the phrase “Correcting the Course” and it has repeatedly stated its goal of making Manitoba the “Most Improved Province.” What will this new course mean for those working to create economic opportunities and improve social...
William Pardy's picture
Posted: Fri June 10 2016
By: William Pardy
Communities need a sympathetic outsider who encourages them, takes the heat out of things, listens and asks questions.  Members of a community are often so taken up in the immediate that they lose sight of the whole.  They need an outsider to ask them their vision, their work with...
SFU Community Economic Development Programs's picture
Posted: Fri May 27 2016
By: SFU Community E...
Two graduates of this year's SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development wanted to share some of their CED learnings from the program to the people in their communities. Amy Quarry and Diandra Oliver, both accomplished CED practitioners in their communities of Quesnel and Prince...
Michael Toye's picture
Posted: Fri May 27 2016
By: Michael Toye
Communities are at the heart of what CCEDNet peeps do.  So it shouldn't be a surprise that when you put 230 community champions together over three days, you get one heck of a community.  Hosted by CCEDNet member CEDEC, ECONOUS2016 was the first national CED conference in several years,...
SFU Community Economic Development Programs's picture
Posted: Fri May 27 2016
By: SFU Community E...
May 2-6 was the final week of the 2015/2016 SFU CED program and we ended with a bang! Students pitched their social impact ideas for a total prize pool of $20,000 for the Social Innovation Challenge, an exciting part of the SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic...
Darcy Penner's picture
Posted: Fri April 15 2016
By: Darcy Penner
Elections are noisy and cluttered affairs that can make it difficult for some of the most promising, Manitoba-made policy innovations to get the attention they deserve. One of these policies is the use of day-to-day government purchasing to provide job and training opportunities for people with...

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