National CED News: May 23, 2014

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National CED News

Reflections on 15 Years of CCEDNet!

To celebrate CCEDNet's 15th anniversary, we have gathered reflections from leaders in the field of CED who played an integral role in founding the Canadian CED Network. Some of the recent blog posts include contributions from Sherri Torjman (Caledon Institute), Paul Born (Tamarack Institute), Stewart Perry, and Flo Frank (all pictured on the right). Read their reflections today! >>

Advancing Social Procurement in Canada

From June 16-17 social enterprises and social purchasers across Canada will be meeting in Vancouver for the Buy Social Canada Summit.  Join the conversation on how we can better leverage existing purchasing into social value. Read more and register today! >>

Online Co-op Development Training through CoopZone

CoopZone is again accepting applications to its co-op development training courses for 2014-15. Three streams are available from introductory to advanced levels. Free information webinars will be held on May 27th, June 13th, and August 15th if you're interested in learning more. Read more >>

New Partnership Between CCEDNet and the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques

CCEDNet has partnered with the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques to promote community economic development (CED) and the social and solidarity economy (SSE) to francophones in the Americas.  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

Partnerships Between Government and the Social Economy Strengthen Communities

CCEDNet Executive Director, Michael Toye co-edited a  special supplement of Canadian Public Policy, Canada's foremost journal examining economic and social policy. The segment highlights some of the key policy research produced by the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships (CSERP) that was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from 2005-2011.  Read more >>

Social Economy Reference Guide for Educators

This guide is a reference tool on the social economy designed for people developing educational activities on the social economy to provide them with reference materials and tools that will help them master the concepts they will be presenting. The Chantier de l’économie sociale developed this resource as part of its 2009–2014 youth action strategy. 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 us.

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Events Calendar

Community Change: Six Simple Rules in Evaluating Collective Impact
May 23 | Webinar

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

Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
May 27 | 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. 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

Dismantling Divisions: Strengthening Organizational Awareness and Skill Around Racial Diversity
June 11 | Winnipeg, MB

Introduction to Cooperatives
June 12 | Online course

Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
June 13 | Webinar

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

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

Rural Social Enterprise Practitioners' Institute
June 17-18 | Peterborough, ON

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

Worker Co-ops 101
June 19 | Online course

Unleashing Local Capital Webinar
June 23 | Webinar

People Matter! Planning Conference
July 9-13 | Fredericton, NB
Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
August 15 | Webinar

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

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

North End Women's Centre
May 28 | Winnipeg, MB

Urban Nature Educator
West Broadway Community Organization
May 30 | Winnipeg, MB

Employment and Social Enterprise Manager
Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
June 2 | Toronto, ON

Check our website for more job listings.
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