National CED News: June 10, 2014

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National CED News

Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria Calls for a BC Community Investment Strategy

Community Investment Funds (CIFs) are locally sourced and controlled pools of capital that are capitalized by individual investors within a specific geography or community. The CSPC of Greater Victoria is calling upon the Government of British Columbia to follow the lead of other provinces by supporting the creation of CIFs. Read more >>

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. We will be hosting a CCEDNet members reception at the Summit before the opening reception. Read more and register today! >>

Highlights from CCEDNet's 2014 AGM

This year's AGM included several notable firsts. For the first time members were able to participate virtually and legally vote and be counted towards quorum. We also published our first online annual report and passed a special resolution.

Getting Ready for Pro Bono Help with Spark

Spark Program Manager, Geoff Ripat, recently wrote a guest blog post for Timeraiser. Learn how Spark, a CCEDNet service in Winnipeg, is helping connect community organizations with pro bono professionals who have the expertise needed to address technical and strategic problems. Read more >>

CCEDNet Celebrates 15 Years of Commitment to Community!

Since April 30th we have been publishing blog posts and reflections from long-time and founding CCEDNet members on 15 years of building this organization into a strong resource for community practitioners across Canada. Check out the most recent posts by Rupert Downing, Stewart Perry, and Paul Born. Read more >>

CED Resources

Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times

In his thoughtful and moving new book, CCEDNet co-founder Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. Read more >>

Worker Cooperatives: Pathways to Scale

This report by the Democracy Collaborative aims to help build the field of U.S. worker co-op development by providing a current view of the cooperative landscape and by analyzing factors that inhibit or promote cooperative development. Read more >>

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Events Calendar

Introduction to Cooperatives
June 12 | Online course

Foster a Welcoming and Inclusive Community
June 12 | Teleconference

Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
June 13 | Webinar – An Introduction to Ontario’s Newest Social Enterprise Community
June 16 | 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

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

The Intersection Between Living Wage and Minimum Wage
July 10 | Webinar

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

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative
September 4 | Webinar

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Co-operative Development Coordinator
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (University of Saskatchewan)
June 10 | Saskatoon, SK

Community Economic Development (CED) Manager
North End Women's Centre
June 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Program Manager - Maternity Leave Coverage
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria
June 16 | Victoria, BC

Executive Director
Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society
June 30 | Queen Charlotte, BC

Check our website for more job listings.
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