National CED News: December 11, 2014

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National CED News

CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2014

We at the Canadian CED Network have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with tips for a CED-filled holiday season. Happy Holidays from CCEDNet! Read more >>

Help Set Our 2015 Policy Priorities!

Join Diana Jedig and David LePage on January 9th for a webinar where you'll have the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed new priorities for CCEDNet, and consider strategies for getting CED into party platforms for the 2015 federal election. Read more and register >>

CCEDNet Board News

After 12 years on CCEDNet's Board of Directors, including terms as Treasurer, President and Past-President and host of the national conference, Caroline Lachance stepped down this fall. At the same time CCEDNet's Board is pleased to announce that at its October meeting, Élodie Bedouet was appointed to the Board of Directors for a term expiring at the next Annual General Meeting. Read more >>

NB Co-operatives & Social Enterprises Showcased

A new study on co-operatives and social enterprises prepared for CCEDNet member the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick puts numbers to the significant economic impact made by co-operatives and social enterprises in the province. Read more >>

Business for Good Social Venture Challenge

The Business for Good Social Venture Challenge is a friendly crowdfunding competition where 3 non-profit or charitable organizations pitch their social enterprise business ideas to the community for a chance at $50,000 from Affinity Credit Union. Read more >> Addresses Youth Unemployment & Underemployment

Founding CCEDNet member David Pell shares how serves as a place where people looking for solutions to youth unemployment can receive and share information with fellow Canadians and friends from around the world. Read more >>

International Financial Institutions and the Social Solidarity Economy

CCEDNet member Yvon Poirier was invited to the UN and International Organizations Civil Society Focal Points in November. Yvon and RIPESS sought to answer how the development community and international financial institutions could collaborate with civil society to expand the potential of social solidarity economy (SSE) organizations. Read more >>

The Second Cohort of Community Finance Solutions announced at the 2014 Social Finance Forum that Community Finance Solutions will support 16 new initiatives with strategic advice, research, connections, and promotional opportunities. Read more >>

What If the Buy-Local Trend Extended to Personal Investments?

Brenda Plant, Cofounder of Ethiquette, starts to draw the line connecting CED and buying local. As an individual investor, everyone can express their ‘local’ convictions. One of the most influential ways of doing so is by investing in some of the impact investment products available to individuals. Read more >>

CED Resources

Social Finance Investment Funds in Canada: Selected Case Studies

The state of social finance in Canada is rich and complex, but faces considerable challenges. This compilation includes case studies of social finance investment funds from across Canada, focusing on the formation, capital raising and capital deployment of each individual fund. Read more >>

Better Health & Social Care
through Co-ops & Mutuals

CCEDNet member Jean-Pierre Girard and his research team have pulled together this report, which aims to show the variety of contributions made by cooperatives and mutuals around the world in the health and social care sector and how innovative these contributions have been. Read more >>

Job Creation and Local Economic Development

This report by the OECD provides guidance on how policy makers can bolster local job creation and achieve sustainable inclusive growth, while meeting challenges such as youth unemployment, population aging and climate change. Read more >>
Events, job postings or news to share?  CCEDNet members should send 50-word submissions to We'll do our best to include your item in the next newsletter or on our website

Events Calendar

Policy Lessons from the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways
December 11 | Webinar

Lessons from Toward's Employment's WorkAdvance Initiative
December 11 | Webinar

Food Matters Manitoba Annual Open House
December 11 | Winnipeg, MB

Bridge's Holiday Market: A Re-Localize & Calgary Dollars Market
December 13 | Calgary, AB

State of the Inner City Report 2014: Community, research & social change
December 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba's Amalgamated Rural Region: A Step Forward?
December 16 | Webinar

Social Finance Connects: Canadians & Socially Responsible Investment
December 17 | Webinar

Place Value - A Fresh Approach to Economic Development in the West
December 17 | Webinar

Policy Priorities for CED CCEDNet Event
January 9 | Webinar

Co-op Connections Kingston Conference
January 14 | Kingston, ON

Why Community Engagement and Process Matter in Collective Impact
January 20 | Webinar

Working in Complexity: A Case for Upside Down Thinking
January 22 | Webinar

Marketing 101 - Co-op Marketing Basics
January 23 | Vancouver, BC and online

2015 International Forum
January 23-24 | Montréal, QC

Accelerating Community Change with Collective Impact
January 27 | Brampton, ON

CommUnity Innovation Lab
February 3 | Kamloops, BC

Working with Government II: Building a Government Relations Strategy
February 5 | Winnipeg, MB

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Cities for People Internship Opportunity
Cities for People
December 15 | Montréal, QC

Business Consultant/Classroom Facilitator
SEED Winnipeg
December 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Community Developer
Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
January 5 | Hamilton, ON

Entrepreneurship and Marketing Coordinator
Le Santropol Roulant
January 9 | Montréal, QC

Check our website for more job listings.

Become a Member

If you'd like to join CCEDNet, don't delay!  In addition to free access to CCEDNet's webinars, members receive discounts on events and contribute to a national movement for sustainable and inclusive communities. For any questions about membership, contact us.

Thank you to our members, funders, and sustaining members such as

- The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre
- David Kerr
- Mediation Services

and many others all across Canada who make our work possible.  Join CCEDNet.
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