National CED News: September 11, 2014

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National CED News

CED & the Social Economy at the Peoples' Social Forum

Over 5,000 people gathered in Ottawa for the Peoples' Social Forum. For CCEDNet, it was a valuable opportunity to build relationships with the labour movement and civil society groups who share our values of inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more >>

Apply for Community Finance Solutions

Community Finance Solutions is a consulting and referral service of MaRS Centre for Impact Investing that supports initiatives creating new impact investing funds and products. Read more >>

Increasing Economic Prosperity for Women

The Status of Women Canada has launched a Call for Proposals entitled Increasing Economic Prosperity for Women for projects to increase economic opportunities for women.  Read more >>

Cast Your Vote in the National Co-op Challenge

The Co-operators has launched another round of The National Co-op Challenge. Check out the videos from the 16 finalists, including CCEDNet members On Co-op and CDR-Acadie, and vote daily! Read more >>

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good

On September 15, Canada's National Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce will be launching their report highlighting Canada's priorities for Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, in Toronto. Read more >>

Post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals One Year Away

The UN General Assembly has tentatively set September 21-23, 2015, for the adoption of the post-2015 Goals. This far-reaching process will establish overarching development priorities to guide UN agencies and member states for many years to come. Read more >>

RDI Launches the Rural Policy Learning Commons

Congratulations to CCEDNet member the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Brandon University which has been awarded a 7-year, $2.5 M SSHRC Partnership grant to support rural policy and its implementation. This project will bring an international view to policy discussions and research from other development countries to inform rural policy across Canada. Read more >>

CED Resources

CCEDNet's Fall Webinar Series

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.

On October 7th, Jeff Milchen, Co-founder of the American Independent Business Alliance, will share experiences and successes in the US around how to grow strong independent businesses and vibrant local economies. (Stay tuned for further webinar topics) Read more >>

Spacing Magazine Promotes Cities for People

The summer 2014 national edition of Spacing includes a 30-page Cities For People cover section packed full of articles that highlight the need to put people at the centre of building healthy and vibrant cities. Read more >>

Is There a New Economy in the Making?

This paper synthesizes the insights and findings of some 70 papers and think pieces prepared under the research project on Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy organized by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). Read more >>

Community Investment Funds How-to Guide

The process of starting up your own community sourced financing vehicle is challenging and complex. CCEDNet member the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria has prodcued a handy how-to guide to help ease the process and provide a starting point for other communities. Read more >>

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Thank you to our members, funders, and sustaining members such as
  • Michelle Colussi
  • Vancity
  • Caroline Lachance
and many others all across Canada who make our work possible.  Join CCEDNet.
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Events Calendar

Introduction to Constructive Engagement
September 15 | Webinar

Let’s Get Our City Growing
September 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Introduction to Social Enterprise
September 16 | Webinar

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

Introduction to Innoweave
September 18 | Webinar

Introduction to Co-operatives Workshop
September 18 | Online

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

Collective Impact and CED
September 23 | CCEDNet Webinar

Inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island Community Investment Co-operative
September 24 | Victoria, BC

Introduction to Social Finance
September 24 | Webinar

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
September 25 | Vancouver, BC

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

Soul of the Next Economy Forum
October 3 | Calgary, AB

The Key to Success in Co-operative Enterprises
October 3 | Winnipeg, MB

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

How to Grow Strong Independent Businesses and Vibrant Local Economies: Insights from AMIBA
October 7 | CCEDNet Webinar

Symposium on Business Succession
October 7 | North Bay, ON

Intro to Social Enterprise Workshop
October 7 | Calgary, AB

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

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

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Asset Building Program Coordinator
SEED Winnipeg
September 15 | Winnipeg, MB

RFP for Consulting Services - Economic Development Plan
Municipality of East Hants
September 16 | Elmsdale, NS

Managing Director
Sustainability CoLab
September 30 | Kitchener, ON

Manager, Research and Education
Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
November 2 | Ottawa, ON

Check our website for more job listings.
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