National CED News: May 9, 2014

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National CED News

CCEDNet Celebrates 15 Years of Commitment to Community!

It was April 30, 1999 that CCEDNet was officially incorporated. Over the course of the last 15 years CCEDNet members have helped form this organization into a strong resource for community practitioners across Canada. In celebration of this anniversary we asked some of our pioneering members for their reflections. Read more >>

Building a Global Social Solidarity Economy - Notes from Marrakesh, Morocco

Yvon Poirier, chair of CCEDNet's International Committee, recently returned from meetings in Morocco on the social solidarity economy (SSE). In a new blog post he reflects on the dialogue around the SSE in Morocco, including their interest in Quebec's Social Economy Act adopted in October last year. Read more >>

Manitoba Takes Bigger Steps for Child Care

CCEDNet-MB’s members passed a resolution for the increased support of child care in the Fall of 2012. Since then we have worked with our member-organizations, including the Child Care Coalition of Manitoba, calling for more Provincial support of child care. Last week the Province of Manitoba has committed to a substantial 5-year plan for child care, including investing in 5,000 newly funded spaces. Read more >>

Register for the CCEDNet AGM in Winnipeg and Online

The Canadian CED Network's 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on May 29th at West End Commons in Winnipeg, Manitoba and by webinar, from 12-1pm local time. Preceding the AGM will be the Annual Manitoba Spring Member Meeting.
Register today >>

CED Resources

Collective Action for Community Development

In many ways collective action goes against the grain of institutional, cultural, and economic norms but in the recent edition of Community Investments, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's quarterly publication, collective action is explored as an effective means of addressing interrelated social, economic and environmental challenges to make significant improvements in the lives of disadvantaged populations.  Read more >>

A Look Back to CCEDNet's 2001 National Policy Forum

In honour of our 15th anniversary, here is a report from one of our first national events, organized just two years after incorporation and which served as a catalyst for CCEDNet's policy agenda for years to come. This report is an interesting entry point to understanding the genesis of CCEDNet and a reminder that much work remains to be done. Read more >>

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Events Calendar

Worker Co-ops 101
May 15 | Online course

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

Social Enterprise Feasibility
May 21 | Webinar

Creating A Cooperative Food Economy
May 22 | Online course

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

Creating Resilient Local Economies
May 29 | Teleseminar

Growing Your Social Enterprise
June 4 | Webinar

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

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

Introduction to Cooperatives
June 12 | Online course

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

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

19th Annual National Supported Employment Conference
June 17-19 | Regina, SK

Worker Co-ops 101
June 19 | Online course

People Matter! Planning Conference
July 9-13 | Fredericton, NB

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

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Neighbourhood Market and Outreach Assistant
Winnipeg FoodShare Co-op
May 11 | Winnipeg, MB

Project Manager
Canadian Urban Institute
May 15 | Toronto, ON

Business Counseling and Loans Coordinator
Haida Gwaii Community Futures
May 15 | Masset, BC

Chief Executive Officer
Stella's Circle
May 16 | St. John's, NL

Check our website for more job listings.


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