National CED News: April 22, 2015

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CEDEC Selected to Host the 2016 National Conference 

Following a call for proposals, CCEDNet's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that CCEDNet member CEDEC has been selected to host the 2016 National CCEDNet Conference in Montréal. Read more >>

Creating Inclusive Employment: The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy

Join us on May 12th to learn about this strategy, which was co-constructed by the Government of Manitoba and CCEDNet. Find out how it was made, its implications, the broader context for social enterprise policy, and what can be learned for your jurisdiction. Read more >>

Creating Fair Employment for People with Disabilities

Published in the Hill Times, Michael Toye and David LePage argue the case for social enterprise as a solution to employment and social inclusion for persons with disabilities. This op-ed follows the media coverage of the proposed layoffs of dozens of people with developmental disabilites in Ottawa. Read more >>

Citizen Solutions, Better World – Attend the C2UExpo in Ottawa

From May 26 – 29 the C2UExpo will explore citizen solutions for a better world by delving into the array of policy work being done to advance solutions in areas such as health, environment, food security, and employment. Read more >>

2015 TEF Business Plan Competition for Social Enterprises

This competition is open to non-profit social enterprises that provide transitional or permanent employment for people who are marginalized. Deadline for submissions is October 9, 2015. Read more >>

Spark's First Outstanding Pro Bono Consultant Award winner!

Congratulations to Lawrence Lazarko, winner of the first-ever Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Consultant Award, a new category at Volunteer Manitoba's Annual Volunteer Awards. Spark is a pro bono matching service of CCEDNet. Read more >>

The Value Side of Procurement: The Business Case for Social Procurement

By creating employment opportunities, procurement through social enterprises can provide value for money and build social capital. Larry Berglund of Presentations Plus Training & Consulting Inc. explores the power of purchasing, how social impact can be measured, and what policies can be implemented to further social impact. Read more >>

MaRS Launches a National Place-Based Social Finance Network

Place-based social finance intends to create financial returns for investors and also social or environmental benefits for a city or town. This network kicked off in February 2015 with representatives of cross-sectoral collaborations in cities from coast to coast. Read more >>

CED Resources

New CCEDNet Report: Primer on Trade Agreements for Social Purchasing

This primer offers a brief review of the key trade agreements that influence provincial and municipal procurement discretion and how they affect social purchasing. The report was published by the Canadian CED Network in partnership with Accelerating Social Impact CCC. Read more >>

Putting Community in Collective Impact

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation in this report lays out five key characteristics of civic culture, explores why they matter, and how paying attention to them may be the difference between a collective impact effort getting stuck – even falling flat – or generating the kinds of results we seek. Read more >>

Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System

The Green Belt, Metcalf Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Foundation came together to identify ways Ontario can make changes to its food system to increase the supply of local food, create jobs, and support healthier lifestyles. Read more >>

CED Videos

L'Arche Tova Cafe Offers Side of Compassion

We're excited to be attending the Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise and we hope to see you there! In the meantime, check out this video of the social enterprise, and CCEDNet member, L'Arche Tova Café.

Click on the image to watch the video!

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Events Calendar

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

2015 Indigenomics Workshop
April 24-25 | Calgary, AB

Women and Social Enterprise
April 24 | London, ON

2nd Children of The Earth Art Sale and Exhibit
April 26 | Winnipeg, MB

Digging into Local Food Opportunities
April 27 | Webinar

Impact – Six Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation
April 27 | Vancouver, BC

Growing Local Prosperity with Gregory Heming
April 27 | Moncton, NB

Awareness-Raising: The New Barn-Raising
April 28 | Webinar

Canadian Housing and Renewal Association National Congress
April 28 - May 1 | Winnipeg, MB

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 29 | Toronto, ON

The Hamilton Neighbourhood Story
April 30 | Webinar

Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat
April 30 - May 3 | Clear Lake, MB

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training
May 1-3 | Sudbury, ON

Twin Cities Canadian Co-op Tour
May 2-10 | Twin Cities, Minnesota

Living Wage Leaders Gathering 2015
May 5 | Ottawa, ON

Planning for your Organization's Financial Sustainability CCEDNet Event
May 5-16 | Winnipeg, MB

Employment Dialogue Series: Youth
May 5 | Surrey, BC

Groundswell Showcase Gala
May 6 | Vancouver, BC

National Poverty Reduction Summit
May 6-8 | Ottawa, ON

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
May 7 | Merritt, BC

Social Enterprise Opportunity Identification
May 7 | Webinar

The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy CCEDNet Event
May 12 | Webinar

Community Funding: The New Barn-Raising
May 12 | Webinar

2015 Annual General Meeting CCEDNet Event
May 29 | Webinar

Find more events

CED Jobs

Communications and Membership Coordinator
Food Secure Canada
April 24 | Montréal, QC

Executive Director
Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council
April 24 | Winnipeg, MB

Social Enterprise Researchers
The Canadian CED Network
April 30 | Toronto, ON

See more jobs.


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