National CED News: February 18, 2015

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National CED News

Government of Manitoba & CCEDNet Launch Social Enterprise Strategy

The Manitoba government is launching a new strategy to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion by partnering with community groups to create jobs for those facing serious barriers to work. Read more >>

Webinar: Effective Crowdfunding for Community Economic Development

How could you use crowdfunding to connect community assets and to raise equity? On March 12th join Christi Electris of the Croatan Institute and Carlos Pinto Lobo with SVX at the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing to . Read more & register >>

2016 National CCEDNet Conference: Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted to host the 2016 National CCEDNet Conference!  Any CCEDNet members and partners interested in hosting the 2016 conference are invited to submit a proposal. Read more >>

Alternative Energy & Food Sovereignty National Conference

CCEDNet member Aki Energy is hosting the Alternative Energy and Food Sovereignty National Conference and Tradeshow March 17-19. The event will profile successful business models with a special focus on the growing role of social enterprise business in driving Canada's green economy. Read more >>

Manitoba Premier Supports Community Poverty Reduction Plan

In a letter to the Canadian CED Network and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba, Premier Greg Selinger has expressed his support for the comprehensive approach endorsed by 95 community organizations in The View from Here 2015: Manitobans Call for a Renewed Poverty Reduction Plan. Read more >>

Economic Development of Official Language Minority Communities

CCEDNet members the Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE Canada) and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) presented the Framework for Canada's first Plan for Economic Development of Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs) last week. Read more >>

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Co-op Development Program: Apply Now

The call for applications is currently open for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Co-operative Development Program. The program is designed to help Aboriginal communities explore the potential of establishing co-operatives to meet their community needs. Read more >>


CED Resources

Change the Story, Change the Future - A Living Economy for a Living Earth

A Sacred Life and Living Earth story is grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in co-productive partnership with the processes by which Earth’s community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Read more >>

How Community Groups Make Life Better: Improving Local Economies

This information sheet is part of the Tailor-Made series, which aims to share evidence about the difference the community sector makes to our lives. Specifically, this information sheet looks at the role of the sector in improving local economies, with reference to the multitude of ways in which community groups can impact on both poverty and unemployment. Read more >>

Community-Level Resilience and Sustainable Development

This paper outlines how community vitality acts as a cornerstone of sustainable development and suggests some courses for future research. A meta-case analysis of thirty-five Canadian communities reveals the characteristics of community vitality emerging from sustainable development experiments and its relationship to resilience, applied specifically to community development. Read more >>

CED Videos

Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time

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Events Calendar

Leadership for a Life-Sustaining World
February 19 | Webinar

Prosperity for All: Shaping the New Economy
February 19 | Webinar

The Future of Food: Planning for a more vibrant city
February 20 | Winnipeg, MB

Local Prosperity Talks: Gregory Heming
February 20 | Gagetown, NB

Local Prosperity Talks: Gregory Heming
February 21 | Fredericton, NB

Local Prosperity Talks: Gregory Heming
February 21 | Harvey Station, NB

Québec's Approach to Regional Development
February 23 | Webinar

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

How can our communities work best together in times of austerity?
February 24 | Montréal, QC

Art That Changes the World
February 24 | Montréal, QC

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

How Can the Nonprofit Sector Improve Employment Outcomes for Ontarians
February 25 | Webinar

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

Movie Night: Not Business As Usual
February 26 | Toronto, ON

Intro to Building Better Communities
February 26 | Webinar at Work - Learn about the Community Incentive Program
February 26 | Webinar

The Economics of Happiness Conference
February 27-March 1 | Portland, OR

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

Framing Your Issues
March 5 | Winnipeg, MB

Six Patterns to Scale Your Social Innovation
March 5 | Webinar

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

Untapped: BC Workplace Inclusion Conference
March 9-10 | Vancouver, BC

Effective Crowdfunding for CED CCEDNet Event
March 12 | Toronto, ON

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

RESP and Canada Learning Bond Basics
March 13 | Webinar

Co-op Connections London
March 14 | London, ON

Alternative Energy and Food Sovereignty National Conference
March 17-19 | Winnipeg, MB

What Works: Opportunity for All
March 19 | Webinar

Co-op Connections Sudbury
March 24 | Sudbury, ON

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

Marketing in Nonprofit and Other Social Purpose Organizations
March 27 | Toronto, ON

Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada
April 9-12 | Annapolis County, NS

Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations
April 10 | Toronto, ON

Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact
April 15-17 | Calgary, AB

Social Venture Institute Vancouver
April 22-24 | Vancouver, BC

2015 Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise
April 22-25 | London, ON

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Engagement Organizing Coordinator Internship
reThink Green
February 23 | Sudbury, ON

Research Analyst: Social Policy for Inclusive Development
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
March 8 | Geneva, Switzerland

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker
Family Dynamics
March 6 | Winnipeg, MB

Executive Director
New Economy Coalition
March 13 | Boston, MA

Check our website for more job listings.

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