National CED News: June 23, 2014

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Endorse Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations to the UN

The United Nations is in the process of formulating a development agenda that will follow up to the Millenium Development Goals, which run until 2015. Recommendations that are submitted will be distributed by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service to all country delegations at the UN, including Canada. Endorse RIPESS' Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations to the UN by June 29Read more >>

'At the Centre of Our Moment in History' - Highlights from CommonBound

From June 6-8 a diverse group of energetic thinkers, practitioners, and newcomers convened in Boston for the New Economy Coalition's CommonBound conference. Several CCEDNet members and other Canadians were there, including CCEDNet Executive Director, Michael Toye, who provided his reflections on the event and CCEDNet's contribution to a continental movement for systems change. Read more >>

Manitoba Strengthens CED Financial Tools

The 2014 Manitoba Budget introduced a new Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit and changes to the CED Tax Credit which will help bolster small-business stability and support community economic development in the province. These changes are in line with recommendations made by members of our Manitoba chapter of CCEDNet. Read more >>

Federal Government Begins Consultation on National Financial Literacy Strategy

Consultations on a proposed strategy to help improve the financial literacy of Canadians have been launched! The first phase will focus on seniors with subsequent phases focusing on low-income Canadians, Aboriginal peoples, newcomers to Canada, and children, youth and adults. Read more >>

Digital Payment Systems and Currencies and the Social Economy

Melina Young, a practitioner in regional exchange systems and a Senior Researcher with the Social Trade Organization, recently attended the Bitcoin Foundation conference in Amsterdam as a CCEDNet media representative. In her new blog post she explores the growing interest in digital currencies and their potential application in supporting the social economy.  Read more >>

CCEDNet Celebrates 15 Years of Commitment to Community!

Our 15th anniversary blog series has gathered contributions from many of the leaders involved in the creation and development of CCEDNet.   Recent popular posts include founding member Mike Lewis' 4-part post on the history of the Canadian CED movement and former Executive Director Garry Loewen's appeal to CCEDNet members to create stronger partnerships with mainstream economic players. Read more >>

CED Resources

Keeping it Simple: Guide to Neighbourhood Planning

Keeping it Simple is a short guide by planning expert Tony Burton, on how you can keep your neighbourhood plan concise and straightforward. No-one should be put off by fear of the procedures or by thinking you need to prepare a long and complex document. It is the community’s plan and needs only to deal with the planning issues that matter to you. Read more >>

No Small Change: Evaluating the Success of your Community Currency Project

Designed by the New Economics Foundation this handbook provides guidance on how to evaluate the impact of a community currency by using a Theory of Change (ToC) process. This is a process that suits a number of diverse project settings. This handbook walks through how to complete a ToC process, with hints and tips on running a ToC workshop. Read more >>

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Events, job postings or news to share?  CCEDNet members should send 50-word submissions to We'll do our best to include your item in the next newsletter or on our website
Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
August 15 | Webinar

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

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative
September 4 | Webinar

Citizen-Led Sustainable Change Webinar
September 4 | Webinar

2014 Manitoba Community Futures Conference - Experiential Tourism & Business
September 9-11 | Hecla Provincial Park, MB

SVI Hollyhock
September 10-14 | Cortes Island, BC

2014 Assets Learning Conference: Platforms for Prosperity
September 17-19 | Washington DC

Ontario Nonprofit Network Conference 2014
September 18 | Toronto, ON

CANDO's 21st Annual National Conference & Annual General Meeting
September 22-25 | Nanaimo, BC

Collective Impact for Community Change
September 23 | Webinar

New Relationships, New Realities: Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation's 2014 Fall Conference
September 25-28 | Prince George, BC

Innovation Leadership Program: New Change Strategies for a Complex World
September 25-30 | Haida Gwaii, BC

EDAC's 46th Annual Professional Development Conference
September 25-30 | Calgary, AB

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

Collective Impact Summit
October 6-10 | Toronto, ON

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Outreach Coordinator – Business Development Services (BDS) programs
SEED Winnipeg
June 27 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Communications and Engagement Coordinator
Centre for Community Organizations
June 30 | Montreal, QC

Check our website for more job listings.
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