National CED News: October 14, 2014

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National CED News

Registration is Open for the Manitoba 2014 CD/CED Gathering!

Every year we put on this pay-what-you-can event to provide professional development and networking opportunities for those interested and engaged in community development and CED. This year we have a great slate of workshops and Nancy Neamtan of the Chantier de l'économie sociale in Québec will be the keynote speaker! Read more >>

New Economy Week Panel Discussions and Blog Series

The New Economy Coalition is hosting a panel discussion each day of New Economy Week (October 13-19). Register now and take a look at other activities going on across North America! Read more >>

Plus, OneEarth and CCEDNet are partnering on a Voices of the New Economy Blog series, posting a blog each day of New Economy Week.  Watch for all five blogs here >>

Seeking Passionate Social Entrepreneurs

The Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub is calling for applications for their 2015 cohort. This is a great opportunity to join a select group of entrepreneurs for a 12-month accelerator program to grow your social venture to the next level. There is no cost to the program but your passion and commitment is needed! Read more >>

Are You a Social Enterprise Star?

RSF Social Finance is looking to add 25 borrowers to their loan portfolio over the next year. Eligible borrowers will be social enterprises that are doing groundbreaking work in food and agriculture, education and the arts, or ecological stewardship. Read more >>

Graduate Students Could Win Award to Attend ANSER Conference

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) award seeks to foster and acknowledge graduate research excellence and innovation in the field of nonprofits and the social economy in Canada. Read more >>

Building Markets that Matter: 2014 Social Finance Forum

On November 6 and 7, the 2014 Social Finance Forum: Building markets that matter will welcome over 300 attendees and 65 speakers from across Canada and the world to Toronto for an extensive, specialized program designed and presented by leading practitioners from across North America. Read more >>

A Living Wage Lifts Workers and Economy

"It is widely agreed a job can be the best pathway out of poverty. But this is only true if wages meet basic needs." CCEDNet's Kirsten Bernas and CCPA-MB's Lynne Fernandez argue that minimum wage increases are not enough - what low-income families really need is a living wage. Read more >>

CED Resources


Co-op e-Learning Courses

Covering everything from co-operative fundamentals to best practices for particular sectors, the Ontario Co-operative Association's (On Co-op) suite of online learning courses are ideal for everyone from new co-operators to board members to senior management. On Co-op's e-Learning course can be completed in about seven to ten hours, approximately 2-3 hours of which will be spent online.. Read more >>

Guide to Crowdfunding for Wealthworks Value Chains

At a time of scarce foundation and government dollars, crowdfunding is a potentially powerful tool that can be of use to many rural value chains. The aim of this guide is to help you understand the differences in application, to determine if it is the right tool for your project, and to guide you in successfully launching your crowdfunding campaign. Read more >>

Success Themes in Supportive Employment

This report by Enterprising Non-Profits describes the key practices of Employment Social Enterprises that have been highly successful employing people who face multiple barriers to employment.  It is based on extensive research, including a thorough literature review and interviews with 50 well-established ESEs. Read more >>

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Events Calendar

Co-op Week
October 13-19 | Everywhere

New Economy Week
October 13-19 | Everywhere

Community Benefit Agreements: An Exciting New Tool for Social Enterprises
October 14 | Webinar

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

BCCA Bowl-arama: Meet, Greet & Eat – Open to All
October 15 | Vancouver, BC

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

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Sarnia
October 15 | Sarnia, ON

Co-op Week Grandview Park Gathering: Local jobs and services for global good
October 15 | Vancouver, BC

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Toronto Downtown
October 15 | Toronto, ON

Co-ops & The Social Economy Workshop
October 15 | Vancouver, BC

Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub Info Session
October 15 | Vancouver, BC

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Toronto Mid-Town
October 16 | Toronto, ON

Volunteer Management: The 3 Rs - Recruit. Retain. Recognize.
October 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Social Enterprise Feasibility Workshop
October 16 | Calgary, AB

Embracing Multicultural Community Development: Connecting Us All Conference 2014
October 16-17 | Edmonton, AB

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Niagara Falls
October 17 | Niagara Falls, ON

International Forum for Volunteering in Development
October 19-22 | Lima, Peru

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Toronto East and Durham Region
October 20 | Toronto, ON

Board Governance: Meeting Management
October 21 | Winnipeg, MB

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
October 21 | Lilloet, BC

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Peel Region and Toronto West
October 21 | Toronto, ON

How Co-ops and Social Enterprises Will Transform the World
October 21 | Richmond, BC

Governance 101 - How to Govern Your Co-op
October 22 | Vancouver, BC & webinar

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Dryden
October 22 | Dryden, ON

The Co-op Model - Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job
October 22 | Toronto, ON

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Campbellford
October 23 | Campbellford, ON

On Co-op Regional Roundtable Series - Kapuskasing
October 23 | Kapuskasing, ON

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

Many more events available on our website.

CED Jobs

Executive Director (One Year Term)
West Central Women's Resource Centre
October 17 | Winnipeg, MB

General Manager
Haida Gwaii Community Futures Corporation
October 24 | Masset, BC

Digital Communications Intern
Food Matters Manitoba
October 31 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Check our website for more job listings.
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