National CED News: March 5, 2015

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Webinar: Effective Crowdfunding for Community Economic DevelopmentChristi and Carlos

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 learn more about this funding tool. Read more & register >>

Call for CCEDNet Board Nominations and AGM Resolutions CCEDNet Logo

The Canadian CED Network's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on May 29th, 2015. Nominations are currently being sought for four positions on CCEDNet's Board of Directors. Members are also invited to submit resolutions to be presented at the AGM. Read more >>

International Social Solidarity Economy Activities in 2014 Social Solidarity Economy

CCEDNet involvement in the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) has increased since CCEDNet accepted the responsibility of a position on RIPESS' Board of Directors in 2013. Read more >>

Four CCEDNet Members Recipients of Social Enterprise Demonstration FundMelissa Cook from PARO

Eleven organizations have been chosen for Ontario's $4M Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund, four of which are members of the Canadian CED Network. Read more >>

CCEDNet Member One of "50 Most Talented Social Innovators"Marty Donkervoort

Marty Donkervoort has been honoured by the World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress by being listed as one of the "50 Most Talented Social Innovators."
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Significant Social Change Movements in Canadian History Suggestion Box

SEE Change Magazine is working on an exciting new project and they'd love your input. What are some key events in the history of social change for better economies in Canada that you feel should be included? Read more >>

Making Canada’s Community Economy More Visible and RealCommunity Economy

If we agree the community economy holds great promise for Canada’s future, what else might be done to make it more real and visible? Read more >>

Creation of a Social Procurement Task Force Recommended in OntarioOur Community

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has released their submission for the Ontario 2015 Budget with four recommendations to unlock provincial assets for community benefit. Read more >>

New Findings and Recommendations from Ontario Social Enterprise PanelDual Purpose Corporate Structure Legislation

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on a new report on a potential framework for social enterprise legislation for the incorporation of "hybrid" corporations. Read more >>

CED Resources

Toward an Open Co-operativismOpen Co-operativism

Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy between the emerging peer production and commons movement on the one hand, and growing, innovative elements of the co-operative and solidarity economy movements on the other? Read more >>

Exploring Social ProcurementSocial Procurement

Government alone can’t solve the complex social issues facing our communities. Exploring Social Procurement examines an innovative market-based opportunity to create social impact through existing purchasing. Read more >>

CED & Social Economy in Canada: A People's History A People's History of Social Economy

Much of the Canadian experience is about the loss or outright destruction of community. Here Mark Cabaj describes the other side of the ledger: the many and varied strategies, institutions, and tools that people in Canada have created over the years to preserve community against an array of forces. Read more >>

CED Videos

Saint John Community Loan Fund: Social Enterprise in New Brunswick

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Events Calendar

Framing Your Issues
March 5 | Winnipeg, MB

Get Your Message Out through Social Media
March 5 | Moncton, NB

Celebrating the Successes of Businesswomen in N. Ontario
March 5 | Thunder Bay, ON

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

Making Priorities to Make Poverty History
March 10 | Winnipeg, MB

What Makes Evaluating Complexity Different?
March 11 | Webinar

Effective Crowdfunding for CED CCEDNet Event
March 12 | Webinar

Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation
March 12 | Webinar

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
March 12 | Duncan, BC

Creative Rural-Urban Alliances
March 12 | Webinar

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

RESP and Canada Learning Bond Basics
March 13 | Webinar

Social Innovation Bootcamp
March 13-14 | Kingston, ON

Co-op Connections London
March 14 | London, ON

Social Impact Dialogue 2015
March 16-17 | Fredericton, NB

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

East Coast BCorp Bootcamp: Better Your Business
March 17 | Fredericton, NB

What Works: Opportunity for All
March 19 | Webinar

Community Bond Showcase
March 19 | Webinar

Co-op Connections Sudbury
March 24 | Sudbury, ON

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

Weaving the Co-op Principles into Your Strategic Plan
March 25 | Webinar

Marketing in Nonprofit & Other Social Purpose Orgs
March 27 | Toronto, ON

Propelling Social Ventures 2015
April 1 | Vancouver, BC

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 9 | Webinar

Scaling Impact
April 9 | Toronto, ON

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

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
April 14 | Surrey City Centre, BC

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 15 | Toronto, ON

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

2015 Annual General Meeting CCEDNet Event
May 29 | Webinar

Check our website for more event listings.

CED Jobs

Community Greening and Environment Coordinator
Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
March 6 | Winnipeg, MB

Regional Economic/Community Development Officer
Cariboo Regional District
March 6 | Williams Lake, BC

Director of Impact & Partnership
Centre for Social Innovation
March 15 | Toronto, ON

Executive Director
Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association
March 16 | Vancouver, BC

Check our website for more job listings.


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