National CED News: July 16, 2014

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Summer Funding Opportunities!

Have an idea, product or service that helps microbusiness owners address their financial challenges? Got an idea to transform your neighbourhood? Are you creating an economy that works for the 100%? Are you a non-profit launching a new social enterprise? Check out the funding opportunities below that may just help you!

CFED Microbusiness Financial Capacity Solutions ~ Deadline July 25

Get2gether Neighbourhood Challenge ~ Deadline July 27

The Atkinson Decent Work Fund ~ Deadline September 17

Futurpreneur Canada funding for enterprising nonprofits ~ Limited time offer

Thanks and Best Wishes to Brendan Reimer

After more than a decade strengthening CED in Manitoba and across Canada, Brendan Reimer will be leaving CCEDNet at the end of August.  CCEDNet's Board, staff and members thank Brendan for his many years of service and extend our best wishes for his new role. Read more >>

Social Solidarity Economy Recommendations Presented to the UN

RIPESS' Daniel Tygel presented to the 2nd Meeting of the High Level Political Forum of the UN recommendations to include the Social Solidarity Economy in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The paper received more than 500 endorsements from organizations in over 70 countries, including CCEDNet, members and partners. Read more >>

Appointment of an Advisory Committee of Québec Social Economy Partners

The Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Exportation in Québec has announced who the seven members of the Table des partenaires en économie sociale are. The membership includes le Chantier de l'économie sociale and le Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité. Read more >>

Community: Programs, Policies, and Singing Bruce Springsteen with john McKnight

CCEDNet Executive Director, Michael Toye, attended the Tamarack Institute's Community: Programs and Policies in Kitchener this June. Check out his blog post for highlights from this inspiring event. Read more >>

Buy Social, Change People's Lives

Brendan Reimer attended the Buy Social Canada Summit in June. In his blog post he emphasizes the importance of changing procurement policy as "every time we spend a dollar we shape the world we live in". Read more >>

CED Resources

Mark Your Calendars for CCEDNet's Upcoming Webinars

Back by popular demand CCEDNet will be hosting a 3rd informational webinar on the GlobalMeasures Initiative on September 4th. On September 23rd internationally recognized trainer and community builder, Liz Weaver, will provide an overview of collective impact and how this approach can enhance the impact of community change efforts. Read more >>

Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

The United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy has  published a position paper responding to the concern that the process of crafting a post-2015 development agenda and set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has paid insufficient attention to the role of the Social and Solidarity Economy. Read more >>

Partnerships Between Not-for-Profit Organizations and Business: Challenges and Opportunities

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 Calendar

Calgary’s Buy Better Summit, Workshop 1: Why Buy Better?
July 30 | Calgary, AB

Social Enterprise Webinar Series: Determining Feasibility
July 30 | Webinar

Global Exchange Gathering: Building Community Resilience Around the World
July 31-August3 | Warwick, Rhode Island

Information Webinar on CoopZone On-line Training Program
August 15 | Webinar

Social Enterprise Webinar Series: The Cooperative Model
August 20 | Webinar

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

Social Enterprise Webinar Series: Social Finance
September 3 | Webinar

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative
September 4 | Webinar

Citizen-Led Sustainable Change Webinar
September 4 | Webinar

2014 Manitoba Community Futures Conference
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

Executive Director Exchange Fall 2014
September 17-29 | Winnipeg, MB

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

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

Northwest Earth Institute’s Model for Community Building and Transformative Learning
September 30 | Webinar

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

Collective Impact Summit
October 6-10 | Toronto, ON

Social Enterprise World Forum 2014
October 12-16 | Seoul, South Korea

Co-op Week
October 13-19 | Everywhere

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Mentor and Employability Development Councillor
Ka Ni Kanichihk
July 18 | Winnipeg, MB

Neighbourhood Economic Development Officer
Old East Village Business Improvement Area
July 18 | London, ON

Executive Director
Potluck Café Society and Potluck Café and Catering Inc.
July 21 | Vancouver, BC

Business Development Manager
Futurpreneur Canada
July 23 | St. John's, NL

Manitoba Regional Director
The Canadian CED Network
August 1 | Winnipeg, MB

Check our website for more job listings.
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