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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 2014CCEDNet'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 WinnersSocialFinance.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 LaunchedThe 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 >>
Investments in Low-Income Communities Increase EmploymentA 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 CFDCsDid 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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