CCEDNet National Newsletter: May 2013

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Join the CCEDNet Annual Meeting
in Winnipeg

CCEDNet’s AGM will be held on June 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as part of the Manitoba spring member meeting, where Manitoba members will enjoy a day of networking, celebrating success, setting direction for the coming year, and learning.  At noon, this year’s AGM will cover essential business, leaving substantive discussions for the member gathering at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary (see below).

Members who can't get to Winnipeg but would like to participate can join by webinar or teleconference, but you need to register by June 4. Email info at if you'd like to to attend virtually.

CCEDNet Member Gathering at the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum

CCEDNet is pleased to be a supporting partner in this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum.  Registration is now open, and early-bird registration rates run until July 25.  Register now >>

CCEDNet members are invited to a special gathering just prior to the Forum, on October 2, 4-6 pm.  This session will look at CCEDNet’s strategic directions, inspired by new local economy initiatives internationally.  So plan to come a bit early when you book your travel to the SEWF!  For more information on this session, email Philippe at 

Creative Community Business Conference in Cape Breton

The Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business presents their Creative Community Business conference on July 10-12. The conference brings together practitioners, researchers, and community organizations to discuss current practices, challenges, and emerging trends in community business.  The conference includes presentations from more than 20 thought leaders, with the keynote from Kevin Lynch, former Clerk of the Privy Council and now Vice-Chair at BMO.  Early bird rates end May 15.  Register now >>

CCEDNet will be organizing a meeting for all Atlantic members on July 10, from 1-4:30pm with presentations by Executive Director Mike Toye and Regional Director Brendan Reimer, examining CCEDNet-Manitoba’s success and possible strategies to advance CED in Atlantic Canada.  For more info, email Philippe Ménard-Côté at

Board Nomination Results

This year, two seats were up for election on CCEDNet’s Board of Directors. By the nomination deadline of April 8, we received two qualified nominations, leading our Elections Officer to declare elected by acclamation:
  •  Art Lew, Haida Gwaii, BC
  •  Yvon Poirier, Québec City, QC
Congratulations!  Find out more about Art and Yvon >>

CreateAction Across Canada

Forty young people across the country are in the process of beginning 5-month placements that will allow them to gain work experience in community economic development and community enterprise while building the capacity and sustainability of innovative local initiatives.  More information on the host agencies will be posted on our website soon.  In the meantime, plan to come and meet these energetic young folks at the Social Enterprise World Forum!


New Webinars Now Available

New webinars on the latest social economy research and microfinance are now available online.  We also have sessions on social impact bonds, the versatility of coopscommunity resiliencefinancial management for sustainability and the Canada Revenue Agency's new guidelines for Charitable Status and CED, among others.  Check out our Webinars page for more information on all the sessions.
CCEDNet also partnered with the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria for a webinar series they recently offered on youth social entrepreneurship.  The three webinars explore how young people and youth-serving organizations are using social enterprise to create sustainable livelihoods.  Read more >>

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 Economic Growth Analysis Advisor in Nepal and an Early Childhood Development Advisor in Malawi. See all postings >>

CED and the Social Solidarity Economy at the World Social

CCEDNet’s International Committee Chair, Yvon Poirier attended the World Social Forum in Tunis in March.  Along with other partners in RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy, the social solidarity economy was on the agenda with seven workshops and a joint final declaration.  Read more >>  

Become a Member!

If you'd like to join CCEDNet, don't delay!  In addition to free access to CCEDNet's webinars, members receive discounts on some events and contribute to a national movement for sustainable and inclusive communities.  Forany questions about membership, contact info at 

Events, job postings or news to share?  CCEDNet members should send 50-word submissions to We will do our best to include your item in the next newsletter and/or on our website.


May 10, 2013, St-John's Newfoundland and Labrador
6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: Let's Build Transformative Knowledge to Drive Social Change
May 13 to 15, in Barcelona Spain

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
May 16, in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Leadership in Integrated Sustainability
May 30, in Calgary, Alberta

Summer Institute on Program Evaluation
June 3 to 7, in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Nonprofits and the Social Economy @the Edge: 6th Annual ANSER Conference
June 5 to 7, in Victoria, BC

Neighbours: Programs and Policies
June 10 to 12, in Kitchener, Ontario

Community-University Expo 2013
June 12 to 13 in Corner Brook, NL

North Atlantic Forum
June 13 to 15 in Hólar, Iceland

2013 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference
June 17 in Vancouver, BC

Citizen-Led Sustainable Change: Innovations in North American Community Development
June 23 to 25, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia

June 26 to 28, in Edmonton, Alberta

Cape Breton University Creative Community Business Conference
July 10 to 12, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Social Enterprise World Forum 2013
October 2 to 4, in Calgary, Alberta
2013 Communities Collaborating Institute
October 7 to 11, in Edmonton, Alberta

October 15 to 18, in Manila

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
October 24 to 27 in Thunder Bay, Ontario
Check our website for more event listings.

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  • Cape Breton University
  • Louis Grenier
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  • Algoma University

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