National CED News: August 15, 2014

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Putting CED in the 2015 Federal Budget

The Canadian CED Network's Policy Council recently submitted recommendations to the federal government's Standing Committee on Finance in advance of the 2015 Federal Budget. Included in the recommendations is a call for the establishment of a Canada Impact Investment Fund. Read more >>

UN Task Force Urges Greater Role for the Social and Solidarity Economy

The United Nations' Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy has published a position paper that clearly outlines the need for the inclusion of the social and solidarity economy in the creation of the UN's post-2015 development agenda. Read more >>

Last Chance to Enter Toronto Social Enterprise Contest

Pioneer+TO, a Toronto-based grant program, is accepting applications until August 15th for a $7,500 grant. Eligible social enterprises, social purpose businesses, and co-operatives will be those ready to enter "next level impact."  Read more >>

Summer Reading Recommendations!

We asked staff and board members what they were planning on reading this summer: vocationally and vacationally. We hope that you might draw some inspiration from the following reading list for your own summer entertainment and professional development. We'd love to hear what you're reading too! Read more >>

Past, Present, and Future of Social Enterprise with Brendan Reimer

As Brendan moves on from his roles with the Canadian CED Network and Enterprising Non-Profits (ENP) Manitoba, the ENP Canada news service caught up with him to discuss some of his insights on Canada’s social enterprise ecology: its state when he joined, the present crossroads and what gives him the most hope for the future. Read more >>

IMPACT! Youth Conference Grows Sustainability Leaders

"Sustaina-what? Sustainability!" Marianne Jurzyniec, CCEDNet board member and Governance Liaison Manager with Affinity Credit Union, attended The Co-operators' IMPACT! Youth Conference as a Challenge Leader/Alumni Facilitator this year. She shared her reflections on this inspiring event with us in this recent blog post. Read more >>

CCEDNet Team Builds Hope through Habitat for Humanity

On July 18th, our Manitoba staff team spent the warm and windy day alongside hundreds of volunteers swinging hammers as part of a week-long blitz to build Habitat for Humanity homes. Mobilizing hundreds of citizens to build eight homes to change the lives of eight families in need (and hopefully the lives of the builders) is important and real, but we must never lose sight of the bigger picture. Read more >>

TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund Recipients Announced

Sixteen community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund. 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 >>

Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada

Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada focuses on the role of local employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity. This report looks at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies, focusing on local activities in Ontario and Quebec. Read more >>

Localising Prosperity by Mainstreaming CED

Localising Prosperity provides introduction and guidance for Localise West Midlands' Mainstreaming Community Economic Development project. It's a new resource that clearly and simply outlines the approach, sources of inspiration and guidance for implementation for diverse audiences. Read more >>

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Events Calendar

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

Unleashing Local Capital Webinar
August 28 | Webinar

Social Enterprise Webinar Series: Social Finance
September 3 | Webinar

2014 Annual Conference - Ontario Association of CFDCs
September 3-5 | Huntsville, ON

CCEDNet GlobalMeasures Initiative
September 4 | Webinar

Citizen-Led Sustainable Change Webinar
September 4 | Webinar

Business and Community Engagement Forum
September 9-10 | Ottawa, ON

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 27-30 | Calgary, AB

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

Share Your Coop Achievements
October 6 | Quebec City, QC

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

Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Banquet
October 14 | Regina, SK

Towards Regional Collaboration Workshop
October 15-16 | Lourdes-Blanc Sablon, QC and L’Anse au Clair, NL

2014 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering
October 24 | Winnipeg, MB

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Skill Development Worker
NorWest Co-op Community Health
August 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Development and Communications Manager
Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE)
August 20 | Winnipeg, MB

Campus Coordinator - Students For Good Food For All
Meal Exchange and Community Food Centres Canada
August 22 | Toronto, Stratford, Perth and Winnipeg

Public Engagement Co-ordinator
Manitoba Council for International Co-operation
August 27 | Winnipeg, MB

Check our website for more job listings.


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