National CED News: January 7, 2015

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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 >>
 

A Year-End Top 10 List of CED Progress in 2014

CCEDNet's Executive Director, Michael Toye, compiled a top 10 list of some of the most encouraging developments in the last year. Covering co-ops, social enterprise, finance, research, policy, movement building and more, the list reflects a dynamic time for CED in Canada. Read more >>
 

Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference

Organized by the Community Economic Development Institute of the Shannon School of Business, the Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference is seeking proposals for presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions. Submit by March 15th. Read more >>
 

Capacity Building/Technical Assistance Grants

There is a need for expertise and capacity building grants to ensure that capital is used for the maximum benefit of the borrower. That's why the Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) is pleased to announce that there will be two Calls for Letter of Inquiry in 2015. Read more >>
 

2014 Social Finance Award Winners

SocialFinance.ca recently announced the 2014 Social Finance Innovator Award winners at the Social Finance Forum. Find out who the winners are! Read more >>
 

Apply Now for Social Enterprise Heroes 2015

Enterprising Non-Profits is now seeking established social enterprises to present their impact business challenge in the 2015 Heroes event, being planned for May 2015. If your social enterprise is interested in participating, please submit a Letter of Interest by January 14, 2015. Read more >>
 

UN Inter-Agency Task Force on SSE Website Launched

The UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (TFSSE) was established to raise the visibility of the social solidarity economy (SSE) in international knowledge and policy circles. Discover the resources available on their new website. Read more >>

CED Resources

Investments in Low-Income Communities Increase Employment

A new study by LISC of dozens of poor communities across the United States found that families fared better economically in places where a far-reaching revitalization effort addressed multiple community needs at one time—affordable housing, safety, education, employment, and other basic services. Read more >>
 

A 1-minute Introduction to CFDCs

Did you know that Community Futures Development Corporations and Community Business Development Corporations are one of the largest and longest running CED programs in Canada?  This new video provides a quick introduction to how they are revitalizing rural Canada. Watch the video >>

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Events Calendar

Policy Priorities for CED CCEDNet Event
January 9 | Webinar

A Social Innovation Residency
January 13 | Webinar

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

Annual Fair Trade Conference
January 14-16 | Montréal, QC

Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations
January 16 | Toronto, 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 3-5 | Kamloops, BC

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

Social Media in Nonprofit Organizations
February 13 | Toronto, ON

A Tour of Cuba's Co-operatives
February 14-21 | Havana, Cuba

Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes
February 23-25 | Toronto, ON

Assembly of the Local Organic Food Co-ops Network
February 24-26 | Guelph, ON

Co-op Connections Thunder Bay Conference
February 26 | Thunder Bay, ON

Co-op Connections St. Catharines Conference
March 4 | St. Catharines, ON

Framing Your Issues
March 5 | Winnipeg, MB

Co-op Connections Toronto Conference
March 7 | Toronto, ON

Legal 101 - Co-op Legal Basics
March 13 | Toronto, ON

Co-op Connections London Conference
March 14 | London, ON

Co-op Connections Sudbury Conference
March 24 | Sudbury, ON

2015 World Social Forum
March 24-28 | Tunis, Tunisia

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

SEE Partnership Development Internship
Social Entrepreneurship Evolution
January 8 | Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Coordinator for the RECODE project 'Social and collective entrepreneurship ambassadors'
District 3 Innovation Centre (Concordia University)
January 8 | Montréal, QC

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

McQuesten Urban Farm Community Animator
Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
January 16 | Hamilton, ON

Check our website for more job listings.
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