National CED News: April 22, 2014

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National CED News

UK Introduces 30% Tax Credit for Social Investment

Last month the United Kingdom made strides to support investment in the social economy by announcing a 30% tax relief-rate in the budget. With £8.7 billion invested over the past 20 years through similar tax incentives it's no wonder groups like the Social Economy Alliance are excited to see how this new scheme will help the sector.  Read more >>
 

New Social Enterprise Hub in the Works in Saint John

CCEDNet member, the Saint John Community Loan Fund, has been leading the charge to create a 'social enterprise hub' in the ocmmunity of Saint John. This initiative has recently received a boost when the Government of New Brunswick announced that they will commit $300,000 in support of the plan.  Read more >>
 

New CED Certificate Program for Local Government Professionals

Dalhousie University has created a new CED certificate program in the area of local government and will have its first cohort of students in fall 2014. This program was developed in partnership with Cape Breton University, which has been a leader in CED education in Canada. Read more >>
 

2014 Board Nomination Results

Following the nomination period for the 2014 board elections we would like to welcome 4 new members to the Canadian CED Network's Board of Directors. These new directors bring a wealth of experience, represent diverse interests and geographies, and will help the network to strengthen communities by creating economic opportunities that improve environmental and social conditions. Read more >>
 

CED Resources

Impact Investing State of the Nation

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing published a report last month describing impact investing and how it is developing across the country, assessing current activity, sharing examples, identifying trends, issues, and challenges, and prioritizing recommendations.  Read more >>
 

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative Information Webinar Recording

On April 8th, we partnered again with GlobalMeasures Initiative to present the Social Return Intelligence Suite, a powerful and affordable tool for measuring your social impact. Find the recording here >>
 

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Events Calendar

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

Tax and Legal Aspects of Business Transition (Series: Part II)
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

Looking Back to Move Forward: The Story of the Sandhills Family Heritage Association
May 1 | Webinar

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

Evaluating Collective Impact: 6 Simple Rules
May 15 | Tele-learning

Social Enterprise Feasibility
May 21 | Webinar

2014 Canadian Responsible Investment Conference
May 26-28 | Toronto, ON

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

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

Canadian CED Network 2014 Annual General Meeting
May 29 | Winnipeg, MB and online

Growing Your Social Enterprise
June 4 | Webinar

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

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Cultural Integration Youth Outreach Worker
Spence Neighbourhood Association
April 28 | Winnipeg, MB

Research Associate II
University of Winnipeg - Institute of Urban Studies
April 30 | Winnipeg, MB

Project Manager, Canadian Urban Institute
Canadian Urban Institute
May 15 | Toronto, ON

Check our website for more job listings.
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