CCEDNet National Newsletter: September 2013

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Last Call for the SEWF

It’s not too late to join many CCEDNet members at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary next week.  Program streams on social finance, Indigenous social enterprise, skills building, collaboration, policy & research and social innovation, will present an international body of knowledge and experience.  Register now >>

Can’t Make it to Calgary?  Join the CCEDNet Reception via Livestreaming

Just prior to the SEWF opening session, CCEDNet members and friends will gather for a networking reception and talk by Bob Massie, President and CEO of the New Economics Institute.  Bob’s talk and the discussion that follows will be livestreamed for a worldwide audience.  To attend in person or watch online, Register now >>

CCEDNet Joins the New Economy Coalition

At their last meeting, CCEDNet’s Board of Directors approved a motion to join the New Economy Coalition, a network of individuals and organizations collaborating within a shared framework of economic justice and environmental sustainability. The New Economy Coalition is catalyzing new energy for transformative economic change.  Read more >>

Meet CCEDNet’s New Board President

Diana Jedig, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations, has been selected as the new President of the Board.  She takes over from Caroline Lachance, who had been President since 2009.  The Board extends its warm appreciation to Caroline for her leadership over the last four years.  Read more >>

Registration Open for the 2013 Manitoba Gathering

This year’s Manitoba Gathering will be October 25.  The Gathering is an inspiring annual opportunity for people interested in community development and community economic development, to connect, learn, and celebrate together.  Register now >>

How Much Do You Know About Social Enterprise in Ontario?

The just-published report of the 2012 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario is the largest provincial social enterprise study to date, identifying more than 1,000 nonprofit social enterprises and collecting data from 363 respondents.  The reults shows that social enterprises are economic contributors to the province, creating jobs and helping to reduce poverty.  Read more >>

CCEDNet Pre-Budget Brief

This year, CCEDNet’s federal pre-budget brief focused on two areas to strengthen social enterprises:  procurement and access to federal small-business programs.  Read more >>

CED Resources

CED Investment Funds Webinar Now On-line

Our August webinar on Nova Scotia’s successful CED Investment Funds is now available on-line.  Other past webinars on social impact bonds, social return on investmentfinancial management for sustainability the Canada Revenue Agency's new guidelines for Charitable Status and CED, the latest social economy research, and innovative microfinance mutuals are also available online.  Check out our Webinars page for more information on all the sessions.

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 a Fundraising Advisor and an Advisor for the Design of a Hotel and Food Services Training Program in Haiti.  See all postings >>

Public Policy Advocacy: A Best Practice Guide

Creating a supportive policy environment is an essential, and often daunting task for many non-profit organizations. Public Policy Advocacy: Best Practices is a guide that takes readers through three critical steps to effective policy advocacy and simplifies the policy advocacy process.   Read more >>

New Social Enterprise Canada Website is the new ‘virtual water cooler’ for Canada’s social enterprise sector.  You’ll find interactive toolkits to learn, plan, manage and purchase, the Canadian Social Enterprise Marketplace, social enterprise sector survey research, a searchable resource library and more.  Read more >>

Profiles of Effective Practice in Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations

Since the late 1990s, neighbourhood renewal corporations, (NRCs), have been working to strengthen Manitoba communities. with a holistic, community-led approach to neighbourhood renewal, incorporating community economic development principles wherever possible and allowing the community to drive planning and programming.  These 15 profiles detail programs, processes, history, tips, and lessons learned on some of the most effective NRC practices.  Read more >>

Inner City Renovations: How A Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities

CCEDNet member Marty Donkervoort has chronicled his many years of innovation and mission-based entrepreneurship in a new book that provides a thoughtful, behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and successes of developing a viable and effective social enterprise.  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.  For any questions about membership, contact Nikyta Mathieu Champagne

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September 24-26, Sarnia, Ontario
September 25, by webinar
September 27, Fredericton, New Brunswick
September 30 to October 1, Calgary, Alberta
September 30 to October 1, Calgary, Alberta
Tuesday October 1, Calgary, Alberta
October 1, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Social Media Engagement Certificate
October 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 2 to 4, Calgary, Alberta
October 2, Calgary, Alberta and via livestreaming
October 3 to 4, Minden, Ontario
October 7 to 11, Edmonton, Alberta
October 8, Kelowna, British Columbia
October 10, Radium, British Columbia
October 13 to 19, All across Canada
October 15 to 18, in Manila, Philippines
October 15, by webinar
October 16, Milton, Ontario
October 16, Calgary, Alberta
October 17, everywhere!
October 17, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 18, Edmonton, Alberta
October 19, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 21 to 24, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Aboriginal Business Forum
October 23, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 24 to 27, Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 25, Winnipeg, Manitoba
October 26, Halifax, Nova Scotia
October 28 to 29, Toronto, Ontario
October 30, Chilliwack, BC
October 30, Toronto, Ontario

2nd Annual Gathering of Alberta Co-operatives 2013
November 1 to 2, Red Deer, Alberta

ABLE 2013 - Fostering Financial Empowerment
November 5 to 6, Calgary, Alberta

2013 CWCF-CoopZone Conference
November 7 to 9, St. Albert, Alberta

2013 Building SustainAble Communities
November 25 to 28, Kelowna, BC
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