The Resilience Imperative: Remaking the CED Agenda?
Community Economic Development gained prominence in the 1960s as an integrated response to the complex problems of poverty and local revitalization. Now 40 years later, facing climate change and growing energy costs, the lessons learned about how to build inclusive and sustainable local economies are more relevant than ever. On October 16
, join us for a feature webinar with CCEDNet founding member Mike Lewis to discuss the ideas in his new book and look at practical strategies for a cultural shift to solidarity, co-operation and sufficiency in a future that respects the earth’s ecological limits. Register Now.
Co-ops: The "Swiss Army Knife" of Community Economies webinar now on-line
2012 is being celebrated far and wide as the International Year of Co-operatives
. Why celebrate? One of the reasons is because co-ops are changing people's lives everywhere
. How has an oregano co-op managed to reverse the migration of rural Bolivian families to the city? Why are 'differently-abled' people in the Philippines able to create their own jobs? How have Inuit and Dene members of Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. gained local control in key economic sectors? Our September 24 webinar was recorded so you can find out
CCEDNet’s International webinars are supported by Uniterra
, one of Canada’s largest volunteer placement programs. With placements from two weeks to two years, there are always opportunities to explore new cultures, share your expertise and support local organizations around the world. Current postings include an Employment Training Advisor in Botswana, and an Organizational Development Advisor in Nepal. See all postings
Upcoming Webinars on Financial Management for CED Organizations, Charitable Status, and more
The sessions on co-ops and resiliency are part of CCEDNet's new national webinar series
. We'll also be looking at the financial management of CED organizations
and the Canada Revenue Agency's new guidelines for charitable status of CED activities, with some of the leading experts in the country. Watch our Webinars
page for more info. Are there other topics we should cover? Tell us.
Registration Now Open for the Manitoba Gathering
Register Now for the 10th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering to hear a keynote address from internationally renowned author and activist Raj Patel, and customize your day by choosing among 30+ workshops that will explore the theme, Community Economies: Enough, For All, Forever. >>Find out more
Three Free e-Books on Canada's Social Economy
Have you downloaded the Canadian Social Economy Hub's e-books? Assembling Understandings
presents a thematic analysis of the more than 400 research projects carried out. Canadian Public Policy and the Social Economy
brings together the major policy publications that were produced. Community-University Partnerships
examines the challenges and successes of the partnership research model. All books can be downloaded for free, or purchased from the University of Victoria bookstore. CCEDNet is maintaining the CSEHub website
as an ongoing resource from the research program.
CED News & Resources
- Social Impact Purchasing Summit - Enterprising Non-profits is hosting this event to explore the potential of scaling up social impact purchasing. November 7 & 8, Vancouver. Read more and register>>
- Community Bonds - The Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto has launched communitybonds.ca and a guidebook which share their experience of raising $2 million towards the purchase of their building using this innovative financial tool. Read more>>
- Accelerating Impact: What's Next for the Impact Investing Industry - CCEDNet sustaining member Ted Jackson has co-authored with Karim Harji this new report for the Rockefeller Foundation that examines the evolution of impact investing over the last four years and makes recommendations for the industry. Read more>>
- Calling Young Co-operators! - CCA's National Young Co-operators is looking for co-op champions aged 18-35 to share their creativity and motivation. Deadline for Applications: Nov. 2. Read more>>
- A New Dialogue for Co-ops in Canada? - The Canadian Co-op Association and the Conseil canadien de la coopération et de la mutualité welcomed the report of the House of Commons Special Committee on Co-ops and called on the government to implement its recommendations. Read more>>
- CED: A Lens for the Alberta Social Policy Framework - As part of the Government of Alberta's consultations for a new social policy framework, Thrive, Calgary's CED Network, prepared a submission recommending a CED lens, utilizing the economy and marketplace in innovative ways to improve social conditions. Read more>>
- A New Look for BALLE US - With their new 'Be A Localist' campaign, BALLE US envisions a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function in harmony with local ecosystems to meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, and foster joyful community life. Watch the video>>
- The Value of Integrated Service Delivery - This blog posting from the Corporation for Enterprise Development in the US highlights some key lessons on the integration of services for low-income families. Read more>>
- Investing in What Works - This book prepared for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low-Income Investment Fund brings together nearly 30 influential voices on the past, present and future of community development in the US. It is a free download. Read more>>
- Real World Impact Measurement - Spoiler alert: Evaluation can be tricky in CED. This Stanford Social Innovation Review article offers four essentials for measuring your impact. Read more>> For more evaluation resources, see our website.
- Co-operatives are old fashioned? - Myth: busted! (by this article in the Guardian). Read more>>