National CED News: April 8, 2015

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National CED News

$100 million for Quebec's Social Economy

The Chantier de l'économie sociale, a Canadian CED Network partner, was pleased that the Quebec budget announced some very interesting measures for the development of the social economy even though some others cause concern. Read more >>

New Federated Co-op Program Funds Community Projects

Co-op Community Spaces will donate up to $1 million annually to help protect, beautify and improve the spaces that help communities thrive. This year's deadline is May 15, 2015. Read more >>

Delivering the Good: the 2015 Alternative Federal Budget

The CCPA's new Alternative Federal Budget is full of recommendations for investments related to community economic development initiatives, from a neighbourhood revitalization fund to government purchasing guidelines.  Read more >>

Pope Francis Endorses Co-operatives

"Cooperatives challenge everything, even mathematics, because in a cooperative one plus one makes three! And in a cooperative, a failure is half a failure. This is the beauty of cooperatives!" Read more >>

Join Us at the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise

Will you be at the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise in London, Ontario, April 22-24?  Several CCEDNet staff and members will be, and we'd love to connect during the exciting three days of training, networking opportunities, speakers and dynamic events. Read more >>

CED Resources

Shared Spaces and Social Purpose Real Estate in Canada

The number of shared spaces is growing exponentially across Canada.  This scan of current trends, activity, and capacity-needs by Tides Canada looks at how learning on shared spaces could be nurtured and scaled across the country. Read more >>

A Global Vision for a Social Solidarity Economy

This report from the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy is part of a process of debate and consultation reflecting on practices, concepts and frameworks shaping social solidarity economy. Read more >>

Showcasing 20 Years of Business Development at Momentum

CCEDNet member Momentum in Calgary has compiled 20 stories about past participants of their Business Development Department who all currently have thriving businesses. These stories reflect the diversity, innovation and hard work of the inspiring participants in Momentum's programs. Read more >>

CED Videos

Nancy Neamtan: Keynote Address to the Manitoba CD/CED Gathering

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Events Calendar

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 9 | Webinar

Homelessness Social Impact Bond: Call for Partnerships
April 9 | Webinar

Scaling Impact Workshop
April 9 | Toronto, ON

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

Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations
April 10 | Toronto, ON

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

Developmental Evaluation Workshop
April 14 | Toronto, ON

Employment Dialogue Series: Social Enterprise
April 14 | Surrey, BC

Social Enterprise / Hybrid Legislation for Ontario
April 15 | Webinar

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 15 | Toronto, ON

The Public Sector and Social Enterprise
April 15 | Webinar

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

Building an Ecosystem for Place-Based Investing
April 16 | Webinar

Inspiring Action for Happier Communities
April 21 | Vancouver, BC

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

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

Developmental Evaluation Workshop
April 23 | Victoria, BC

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
April 23 | Prince George, BC

Financing Your Social Enterprise
April 23 | Moncton, NB

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
April 23 | Prince Rupert, BC

DIY Website Content Workshop
April 23 | Moncton, NB

Planning a Successful Program CCEDNet Event
April 23 | Winnipeg, MB

2015 Indigenomics Workshop
April 24-25 | Calgary, AB

Women and Social Enterprise
April 24 | London, ON

2015 Annual General Meeting CCEDNet Event
May 29 | Webinar

Find more events

CED Jobs

Resource Development Assistant
April 13 | Calgary, AB

Social Purchasing Portal Coordinatorv
LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment)
April 17 | Winnipeg, MB

Director of Strategic Financial and Business Planning
New Dawn Enterprises
April 17 | Sydney, NS

Social Enterprise Research Officer
The Canadian CED Network
April 20 | Toronto, ON

See more jobs.


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