National CED News: April 3, 2014

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A New Era for Co-ops in Canada

April 1st marked the official launch of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, a bilingual national association representing all cooperatives, credit unions, caisses populaires and mutuals across the country. The co-operative sector had further cause to celebrate as an all-party Parliamentary Caucus on Co-operatives held its first meeting just one week earlier.  Read more >>

Improve your Impact Measurement with GlobalMeasures and CCEDNet

On April 8th, we are partnering again with GlobalMeasures Initiative to present the Social Return Intelligence Suite, a powerful and affordable tool for measuring your social impact. Learn more and register here >>

BC Proclaims April "Social Enterprise Month"

BC Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation, Don McRae, proclaimed April "Social Enterprise Month" at a Social Enterprise Catalyst Gala event in Victoria yesterday. The proclamation celebrates the expanding social enterprise sector and recognizes its contribution to the strength and resiliency of B.C. communities. Read more >>

Call for Social Impact Bond Ideas in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment is seeking innovative, prevention-oriented solutions that address one or more of the following high-priority social policy challenges: Housing, Youth-at-risk, Improving employment opportunities for persons facing barriers. Read more >>

2014 AGM - Call for Nominations and Resolutions

In advance of the May 29th Annual General Meeting, the Canadian CED Network is seeking nominations for four positions on the Board of Directors. Members with energy and a vision for the CED movement in Canada are encouraged to submit their candidacy by April 8, 2014. Members are also invited to submit resolutions to be presented at the AGM.

CED Resources

New Profile of Community Economic Development in New Zealand

Earlier this month, the New Zealand Community Economic Development Trust released Community Economic Development: Understanding the New Zealand Context, exploring the conceptual theory of CED and describing the realities of CED practice in the country.  Read more >>

Social Solidarity Economy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Webinar Recording

Last week Shannon Kindornay (North-South Institute) and Daniel Tygel (RIPESS) presented the process and prospects for the UN post-2015 Development Agenda and RIPESS' efforts to secure a greater role for innovative social solidarity economy practices and networks globally. If you missed this webinar you can still benefit from their insights by checking out the webinar recording. Read more >>

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Events Calendar

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative
April 8 | Webinar

Connecting Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning in Your Organization
April 9 | Webinar

Catalyzing a Sustainable Society
April 9 | Webinar

Social Enterprise Opportunity Identification Session
April 9 | Webinar

Building and Sustaining Vital Neighborhoods
April 10 | Teleconference

Introduction to Social Enterprise and Earned Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits
April 16 | Webinar

Tools to Measure Your Co-op’s Forward Motion
April 22 | Webinar

Essential Knowledge for Transition: Economic System
April 23 | Teleseminar

A Virtual Tour of Innovative Social Enterprises in Rural Manitoba
April 26 | Webinar

Business Idea Exploration for Nonprofits
April 29 | Webinar

46th Annual Congress on Housing & Homelessness
April 29-May 2 |  Edmonton, AB

Rural Economic Summit of Ontario
April 30-May 2 | Rockland, ON

Reconomy: Where Cash takes a Back Seat
May 8 | Webinar

Social Enterprise Feasibility
May 21 | Webinar

Healthy Resilient Communities – 2014 Community Service Learning and Community Engagement Conference
May 28-30 | Ottawa, ON

Seventh Annual ANSER Conference
May 28-30 | St. Catherines, ON

CommonBound: Moving Together Toward A New Economy
June 6-8 | Boston, MS

Community is the Answer: International Association for Community Development conference
June 9-11 | Glasgow, Scotland

Buy Social Canada Summit 2014
June 16-17 | Vancouver, BC

2014 Congress & Annual General Meeting of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
June 16-19 | Moncton, NB

People's Social Forum
August 21-24 | Ottawa, ON

International Summit of Cooperatives 2014
October 6-9 | Québec, QC

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