Public policy is a key focus for CCEDNet. Since our first National Policy Forum in 2001, we have actively engaged our members in identifying the most strategic policy changes that would create a more enabling environment for CED and contribute to stronger, more inclusive communities.
In anticipation of the 2015 federal election, CCEDNet's Policy Council has updated our policy priorities and we sought your input.
This session was an opportunity for CCEDNet members and others to provide feedback on the proposed new priorities, and consider strategies for getting CED into party platforms for the election in 2015.
Diana Jedig, Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC)
Diana is CCEDNet Board Chair and represents CCEDNet on the People-Centred Economy Group, a national coalition of leading groups in the social economy, CED and impact investing fields. She has been Executive Director of the OACFDC since 1994, she volunteers on the Board of the Community Futures Network of Canada and is a founding member of The Ontario Rural Council (now the Rural Ontario Institute)
David LePage, Accelerating Social Impact CCC
David is a member (and past Chair) of CCEDNet's Policy Council. He is a Principal with Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. (ASI), one of Canada’s first incorporated social purpose hybrid corporations. Through ASI David provides direct support and strategic advice to blended value businesses, social enterprises and social finance developments. He is involved in multiple public policy initiatives and research projects to support the social enterprise ecosystem across Canada. ASI is a partner in launching and building the Buy Social Canada campaign. He is the former Team Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits, where he led the effort to expand the enp social enterprise development and training model across Canada. He initiated Canada’s first Social Purchasing Portal in 2003.