National CED News: November 13, 2014

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National CED News

Policy Proposals for Canada's Social Economy

In 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 announced

CCEDNet 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 Assistance

Since 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 Literacy

The 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 Economy

Yvon 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 >>

CED Resources


Leveraging State and Local Resources

This 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 Trailblazers

Compendium 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 Participation

Over 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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Events Calendar

Developing Multiple Enterprises - an Effective Growth Strategy CCEDNet Event
November 13 | Webinar

Co-ops 301 - Rules Writing Intensive
November 14 | Vancouver, BC

3rd Annual Gathering of Alberta Co-operatives
November 14 | Reed Deer, AB

Social Procurement: The Bridge from Talk to Traction
November 17 | Surrey, BC

Shared Space - for Co-workers, for Communities CCEDNet Event
November 18 | Webinar

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing & Making Sense of Community Outcomes
November 18-20 | Winnipeg, MB

Board Governance: Succession Planning
November 18 | Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association Conference
November 19-21 | Winnipeg, MB

Vancouver IMPACT 2014: Where Purpose & Profit Collide
November 19 | Vancouver, BC

Community Knowledge Exchange Summit
November 19-21 | Toronto, ON

Social Enterprise 101: Offering Innovative Solutions to Community Issues
November 19 | Sackville, NB

Rural Community Development Webinars: Guru Session with Paul Born
November 19 | Webinar

Crowdfunding to Support the New Economy
November 20 | Webinar

A Good Jobs Economy in BC
November 21 | Vancouver, BC

Social Enterprise Workshop
November 21 | Vancouver, BC

Sault & Area Food Summit
November 21-22 | Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Social Enterprise Bootcamp
November 21-22 | Fredericton, NB

Learning About the Living Wage in Greater Victoria
November 24 | Victoria, BC

Leadership Institute Webinar
November 24 | Webinar

Municipal Support of Social Enterprise - Innovative Local Governments CCEDNet Event
November 25 | Webinar

Working with Government I: How Government Works
November 26 | Winnipeg, MB

Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction Gathering
November 26-28 | Iqaluit, NU

Rural Community Development Webinars: Guru Session with Adrian Banford
November 26 | Webinar

Free Evaluation Consulting Day for Nonprofits
November 27 | Toronto, ON

LITE's Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
November 28 | Winnipeg, MB

Social Enterprise Workshop
November 28 | Toronto, ON

Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
December 2 | Winnipeg, MB

Many more events are listed on our website.

CED Jobs

Youth Drop-In Programmer
Spence Neighbourhood Association
November 14 | Winnipeg, MB

Policy Advisor
Ontario Nonprofit Network
November 14 | Toronto, ON

Program Coordinator
Next Up Winnipeg
November 14 | Winnipeg, MB

Director, Vibrant Communities Canada
Tamarack Institute
November 15 | Home or Waterloo area, ON

Check our website for more job listings.
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