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June 20, 2016

Manitoba Post Election 2016: Change in course?

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 conditions for those most in need? Will this vision of improvement align with CCEDNet-Manitoba’s vision of reduced poverty, greater social inclusion, and equitable and sustainable local economies and communities?


March 22, 2016

Manitoba Election 2016: Policy Central

Elections are a time when advocates take the stage to promote public and political education on the policy we work on all year round. It can be difficult to cut through competing interests and raise the profile of comprehensive issues that take more than a sound bite or a debate to describe and understand.


February 26, 2015

CCEDNet Submits Pre-Budget Recommendations to the Manitoba Government

Responding to the Finance Minister’s invitation to help the Province of Manitoba prepare the 2015 Budget, the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba (CCEDNet – Manitoba) has submitted recommendations that, if implemented, will help build fairer and stronger local economies.


February 5, 2016

Government of Manitoba and CCEDNet Launch Social Enterprise Strategy

A community-led initiative co-created by the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba and the Province of Manitoba, the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy: A Strategy for Creating Jobs Through Social Enterprise is a comprehensive collection of concrete policy and program recommendations to support non-profits creating jobs and training opportunities for people with barriers to employment.


February 4, 2016

Manitoba's 2016 Provincial Election: Questions for Candidates and Events

With Manitoba's elections upcoming on April 19, 2016, staff and members of the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba are calling on all registered political parties, the Green Party, Liberal Party, New Democratic Party, Progressive Conservative Party and the Communist Party to share their position on policies that support our collective vision of fairer and stronger local economies, reduced poverty, and more sustainable communities. In particular, members of CCEDNet–MB prioritized the following five policy ideas and questions for candidates.


February 2, 2015

Manitoba Premier Supports Comprehensive Approach to Poverty Reduction

In a letter to the Canadian CED Network and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba, Premier Greg Selinger has expressed his support for the comprehensive approach endorsed by 95 community organizations in The View from Here 2015: Manitobans Call for a Renewed Poverty Reduction Plan.


January 30, 2015

Plan to Cut Poverty in Manitoba Unveiled

The View from Here 2015: Manitobans Call for a Renewed Poverty Reduction Plan, released January 30th, addresses persistent poverty in Manitoba. Community groups have outlined this plan, which utilizes the work of on-the-ground experts and recent research. The findings are supported by over 90 organizations across the province. It builds on earlier recommendations we put forward in 2009.


September 26, 2014

Strong, Fair, and Sustainable Communities through Manitoba's Municipal Elections - Candidates' Responses

With municipal elections coming up across Manitoba, staff and members of the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba (CCEDNet-MB) called on candidates to share their position on policies that support our collective vision of fairer and stronger local economies, reduced poverty, and more sustainable communities. In particular members of CCEDNet-MB prioritized the following three policy ideas: procurement, housing, and poverty reduction

We didn't receive responses from all candidates but here's what we heard from the candidates who did respond...


September 16, 2014

CCEDNet-Manitoba's Fall 2014 Strengthening Non-Profits Workshops

Give your non-profit organization some exercise: We exercise to strengthen our bodies. We go to school to strengthen our minds. But what can non-profits do to strengthen their organization and maximize their impact? Answer: Attend a Strengthening Non-Profits Workshop.


September 10, 2014

Strong, Fair, and Sustainable Communities through Manitoba's Municipal Elections

Upcoming municipal elections provide an opportunity to get priorities of the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba (CCEDNet-MB) on the public policy agenda. Members of CCEDNet-MB have prioritized the following three policy ideas: procurement, housing, and poverty reduction.

Members asked us to send letters to candidates in Winnipeg, Brandon, and Roblin to see if candidates are in favour of these policy areas. We will be sharing their responses.


September 8, 2014

Keynote Speaker Announced for the Manitoba Gathering!

The Canadian CED Network is excited to announce that Nancy Neamtan will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Gathering, Manitoba's CD/CED Conference, to be held on October 24th, 2014.

Ms Neamtan is President and Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, a non-profit organization representing networks of social enterprises (cooperatives and non-profits), local development organizations and social movements. The mission of the Chantier is the promotion and development of collective entrepreneurship.


September 8, 2014

Rural Development Institute Launches the Rural Policy Learning Commons

Brandon University has been awarded a 7-year, $2.5 M SSHRC Partnership grant to support rural policy and its implementation. This project, led by CCEDNet member the Rural Development Institute, will bring an international view to policy discussions and research from other development countries to inform rural policy across Canada, support new and established researchers, and contribute insights for new theory.


August 21, 2014

Welcome to Our New Manitoba Regional Director!

The Canadian CED Network is very pleased to announce that Sarah Leeson-Klym has been appointed Manitoba Regional Director as of September 1. Leeson-Klym, who has been CCEDNet - Manitoba's Learning and Engagement Coordinator since 2011, brings the knowledge, skills, passion, and leadership required to strengthen and grow the network.


June 20, 2014

Manitoba Strengthens CED Financial Tools

A new policy, and changes to an existing policy, introduced by the Province of Manitoba will bolster small-business stability in support of community economic development. The two measures included in the Budget 2014 implementation bill – a new Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit and changes to the CED Tax Credit – will stimulate investment in new community businesses and facilitate succession for existing ones, sustaining employment for Manitobans.


May 21, 2014

You Can Put CED in the City of Winnipeg's 2015 Budget

The City of Winnipeg is engaging in a budget consultation process for the 2015-17 Operating Budget and the 2015-2020 Capital Budget. Our Budget, Forward will provide citizens with an opportunity to share their values, priorities, and needs about City services, programs and projects in order to provide direction and guidance that will initiate the drafting of the operating and capital budgets.


March 7, 2014

Manitoba Budget 2014 Invests in CED & Poverty Reduction

Budget 2014 is a strong response by the Government of Manitoba to the priorities that our members have identified as being essential for our mission of reducing poverty and creating economic opportunities for individuals, families and communities that currently do not share equitably from the benefits of our economy. Budgets are statements of values and priorities, and Budget 2014 clearly aligns with the values and priorities of our members - although there is always more work to be done.


March 6, 2014

Anticipating Manitoba Budget 2014

As a network led by its members, CCEDNet – Manitoba works with over 100 community-based organizations to identify what government could do to best support their work, or even to reduce the need for their work at all.  The members have identified a number of impactful ideas, which we have worked with them to advance.

CCEDNet took these ideas and made a budget submission, which calls on the Province of Manitoba to ensure Budget 2014 invests in things that matter to our Network.


February 12, 2014

CCEDNet Submits Pre-Budget Recommendations to the Manitoba Government

Responding to the Finance Minister’s invitation to help the Province of Manitoba prepare the 2014 Budget, the Canadian CED Network – Manitoba (CCEDNet – Manitoba) has submitted recommendations that, if implemented, will help build fairer and stronger local economies.

The submission recognizes the important and unprecedented work that the Government of Manitoba has done in implementing a cross-governmental CED policy framework and lens.  CCEDNet – Manitoba calls on the government to strengthen "the awareness, understanding, and implementation of the CED Policy Framework across all government departments at the Province" to better address the continuing and complex challenges facing communities in the province.

The recommendations focus on key socioeconomic issues: jobs, housing, co-operative development, poverty reduction, community-led development, and child care. Some of the proposed strategies include procurement policies, such as the use of Community Benefit Clauses, the creation of a Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy, investing in financing and capacity-building of co-op housing, extending the Co-op Visioning Strategy for another five years, increasing the Rental Allowance and the allowable earnings for people on Employment and Income Assistance, and the establishment of a Commission on Integrated Early Learning and Child Care for Manitoba.

CCEDNet – Manitoba hopes the Province will adopt many of these recommendations and looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively on strategies to address many of these pressing issues.


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