Happy Holidays from CCEDNet!
CED Holiday Guide 2013
The holiday season is a time to come together and celebrate your family and friends. In other words, the holidays are a time to celebrate your community. And what better way to do that than by supporting the important community building work being done by CCEDNet members across the country. We've compiled a convenient list of holiday events, creative gift ideas, and shopping guides. This holiday guide is designed to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. Enjoy!
CED Holiday Guides & Gift Ideas
How to Organize an Alternative Gift Fair: Webinar
Alternative Gift Fairs are a way to promote the gift-giving tradition of the holiday season without the wastefulness and commercialization of conventional shopping. Learn how you can start a Fair in your community with this free webinar recording [more]
Give a Local Gift
Of course, shopping at local, independent businesses is an important way to strengthen local economies. The folks at Local First Toronto have prepared a poster with 12 Reasons to Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season [more]
Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent: Infographic
All the reasons why should you consider purchasing gifts locally from small businesses - in one handy infographic [more]
Social Enterprise Gift Ideas in the Capital
Ottawa's Centre for Innovative Social Enterprise Development has prepared a list of holiday gift ideas that change lives by supporting social enterprises in the region [more]
Chantier de l'économie sociale Guide
The Chantier de l'économie sociale proposes a wide range of products and services from social economy enterprises to support solidarity purchasing for Christmas [more]
Fair Trade Federation Holiday Gift Guide
Capture the spirit of the season and shop your values this season with creative fair trade gift ideas and decorations [more]
SoKind Online Registry
SoKind is a registry service that encourages the giving of homemade gifts, charitable donations, secondhand goods, experiences, time, and day-of-event help [more]
Les Gals Ethical Goods
Les Gals Ethical Goods is a Seasonal Gift Collection of products from locally-owned enterprises that incorporate fair trade at home and abroad, caring workplaces, upcycling and co-operating. They have two locations in Vancouver, BC [more]
Alternative Christmas Hamper
Give the gift that gives twice! Each year, LITE Winnipeg sources a unique Christmas Hamper from local businesses and social enterprises. The Hampers help support the local economy, while bringing holiday cheer to families in need [more]
Co-opoly Board Game
In this board game, players collaborate to create co-ops, performing "work" (mini-games like charades) and facing a variety of challenges. If the players create a new co-op, they all win [more]
The #yegSanta Project
The Local Good is Edmonton's online hub for local and green living. They've compiled a list of local Alberta holiday guides for the season [more]
Syracuse Cultural Workers
SCW is a progressive publisher committed to peace, sustainability, social justice, feminism and multiculturalism. They create and publish a wide variety of beautiful visual materials, like calendars, posters, T-shirts, cards and postcards, and distribute them across North America [more]
Have other suggestions? Post them in the comments section below!
Support CED Around the Globe
Make a donation to the work of CCEDNet members around the world, such as CÉCI's projects on food security and economic development of women, and Crossroads International's initaitives empowering women and girls to control their own lives and providing skills and training to increase their power to earn an income.
Giving to CCEDNet
This Christmas, help strengthen the movement to build fairer and more sustainable local economies through community-based sultions.
Make a direct donation to CCEDNet of any amount that you can afford on-line or via cheque. We will provide a charitable tax receipt for all donations of $20 or more.
Happy Holidays from CCEDNet!
The Board and staff of CCEDNet wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for the new year.