Happy Holidays from CCEDNet!
CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2016
Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year? This guide is designed to help extend the reach of that cheer through encouraging thoughtful buying and giving.
We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. See anything missing from this list? We will be adding more tips between now and Christmas so don't hesitate to send your additions to communications at ccednet-rcdec.ca.
Social Enterprise Gift Giving Guide from SEontario.org
This holiday season why not make a purchase that won’t just make the receiver happy, but will also benefit Ontario, and your local community. Each gift you buy this holiday season can have significant impact on your community. Thanks to the newly launched Social Enterprise Gift Guide, extending the impact of your gift giving is now easier than ever. The Guide features a wide variety of products created by Canada’s diverse social enterprise sector, representing for-profit and non-profit organizations, cooperatives and B Corps. [more]
Use the Social Enterprise Marketplace to Find Gifts from Social Enteprises
Interested in buying from social enterprises this holiday season? Check out this online marketplace from the Social Enterprise Canada to research social enterprises by name, industry, location and/or the social purpose they achieve. [more]
Join the Social Purchasing Portal's Holiday Shopping Bus Tour in Winnipeg
Find unique gifts for the holidays and make a difference with your dollar! Join this shopping tour of Winnipeg on Saturday, December 10th and be part of the movement to support the local economy [more]
Co-operative Gift Bundle
Buying gifts for the holidays can be an ethical statement that helps build a new economy. The Toolbox for Education and Social Action put together their most popular items with the best—and most delicious—gifts produced by the co-op movement. [more]
#BuyGoodFeelGood Gift Guide from thefairtradeshow.com
Businesses that exhibit at The Fair Trade Show are committed to social justice, the environment and poverty reduction through fair trade practices and innovative business solutions. Browse a wide selection of ethically sourced products that will make the perfect holiday gift. Buy Good. Feel Good. [more]
My New Neighbour Holiday Shopping Guide
Join two young women on an ethical shopping journey. These two want to break free of the mindless materialism we have grown up in and start to meet their ‘new’ global neighbours. In this guide, find gifts "For Her", "For Him", "For Kids" and "For Home". [more]
Saul Good Gift Co
Saul Good Gift Co. is a Vancouver gift basket business featuring the best tasting local artisan treats in BC. All items are selected because they’re delicious, small-batch, and exclusive. Their work with social enterprise ensures that each and every gift basket gives back to the community. [more]
The #yegSanta Project
The Local Good is Edmonton's online hub for local and green living. Keep tabs on their #yegSanta project where they'll be sharing local Alberta holiday guides, markets and other events. [more]
Be Local for the Holidays
Your money does more good when it's spent at REAP businesses in Calgary. REAP businesses are at the forefront of the new economy, demonstrating that business can make a fair profit while contributing to healthy and prosperous communities. Find REAP businesses for your gift giving needs. [more]
Get the Facts on Shopping Local for the Holidays
To illustrate the ways that local businesses are growing in popularity, delivering stronger economic returns, and expanding in numbers, the Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of 14 groups coordinated by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, put together this infographic. [more]
Infographic: 12 Reasons to Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season
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]
Tools to Help Make Your Holiday Campaign Merry...and Drive More Business to Locals
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) offers a wide range of articles, graphics, activity examples, and other tools to help your businesses or organization effectively spread the pro local / independent business message throughout the season. [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]
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]
Center for a New American Dream: Simplify the Holidays
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.
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.
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.