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Policy Proposals for Canada's Social EconomyIn anticipation of the federal election expected in 2015, CCEDNet has partnered with the Chantier de l'économie sociale and the Social Enterprise Council of Canada to develop a policy framework to focus recommendations for action to grow Canada’s social economy in four key areas. Read more >>
Learn About a Range of Social Enterprise Models Wondering what social enterprise really looks like? What it takes to succeed? What impacts social enterprises can have? Join us this November for insights into the worlds of six social enterprises operating in Ontario, and learn what it could mean for your work to start, grow and support social enterprises in your province. Read more >>
Lauriers de la PME 2014 finalists announcedCCEDNet member, RDÉE Canada, has revealed the names of the 29 finalists in the Lauriers de la PME 2014 competition aimed at recognizing entrepreneurial excellence for small and medium-sized businesses in Canada’s Francophone and Acadian minority communities. The five winners will be announced on November 15th. Read more >>
Spark Surpasses $1 Million in Pro Bono AssistanceSince its inception as CEDTAS (Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Service) almost 10 years ago, Spark has leveraged over $1 million dollars in pro bono assistance for Winnipeg's community organizations. Read more >>
Consultations for the National Strategy for Financial LiteracyThe Government of Canada is leading the development of a national strategy on financial literacy, with the goal of strengthening Canadians’ knowledge, skills and confidence to make sound financial decisions throughout their lives. Submit your comments by December 10th! Read more >>
Are You Making Toronto Better?The Centre for Social Innovation is teaming up with 15 outstanding partners to support ten great ideas for a better Toronto. Apply or nominate someone before November 30th. Read more >>
International Volunteering and the Social Solidarity EconomyYvon Poirier, CCEDNet's Secretary of the Board, recently returned from Lima, Peru where he was attending IVCO 2014 to engage around topics of international volunteering, the Social Solidarity Economy and the UN's Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals process. Read more >>
Leveraging State and Local ResourcesThis report is a representative survey of some key emerging best practices in state and local policy-making to support community wealth building—designed to support economic inclusion goals, create quality jobs with family-supporting wages, address generational poverty, stabilize communities and the environment, and address growing wealth inequality. Read more >>
What the Big Society Should Learn from 25 TrailblazersCompendium for the Civic Economy by the London-based research and design bureau Architecture 00:/ presents 25 cases on how we can envision the future, create a new form of economy, and organise society in the UK and elsewhere. Read more >>
Local Strategies for Job Creation, Employment and ParticipationOver the past few years the Réseau québécois de revitalisation intégrée has witnessed local stakeholders mobilizing to improve living conditions for certain populations and this especially the case in the most vulnerable neighbourhoods. Read more >>
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