Over $200,000 to be Won in the 2015 Social EnterPrize Awards
Trico Charitable Foundation's biennial Social EnterPrize Awards celebrate Canadian social enterprises that demonstrate best practices, impact and innovation. Get your applications in by May 29! Read more >>
2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), Simon Fraser University, and Mount Royal University invite you to participate in the 2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario With sufficient uptake, this survey will provide a more comprehensive analysis and a more complete picture of the social enterprise sector in Ontario. Read more >>
$5,000 to $15,000 for Capacity Building/Technical Assistance
The Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) is pleased to announce their second Call for Letters of Inquiry in 2015. The foundation will provide grants in the $5,000 to $15,000 range in three granting streams: Project Feasibility Study, Business Plan Development, and Capacity Building. Read more >>
Capacity-Building Support & Coaching for Ontario Social Enterprises
LIFT Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce that it is seeking proposals from Ontario-based social enterprises with an interest in scaling their activities, leading to job creation for Ontarians experiencing barriers to employment. Read more >>
Immerse Yourself in the Art and Practice of Regenerative Leadership
This day offers the space and time to cultivate the practices and conditions that support you as a leader, as well as supporting your work in your organization and your community. It is an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding your influence in complex community systems. And it will help you see and act on opportunities to shift your organization toward greater resilience and cross-system impact. Read more >>
We Are Cities: Community Innovation Grants | $2,000 & $5,000 Available
The We Are Cities: Community Innovation Grant supports projects addressing issues critical to the success of our communities (e.g. mobility, the built and natural environment, citizen engagement, multi-sectorial collaboration, policy design, waste management and energy). Read more >>
Webinar: Clarifying and Simplifying CED to Localize Prosperity
How do we change people's views of 'community economic development'? How do we effectively evaluate CED activities and demonstrate impact? What strategies are working in the UK to increase the uptake of the CED approach and address prevalent social and economic challenges? Read more >>
2015 Federal Budget - CED Highlights
This year's federal budget contains a number of measures that are relevant for people involved in CED, including a social finance accelerator initiative, a national financial literacy strategy, changes to investment rules for charities, and funding to make the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans program permanent. Read more >>
CCEDNet Urges Action on the 'Doctrine of Discovery' and 'Terra Nullius'
The doctrine of 'discovery' is a concept of international law used to justify court decisions invalidating or ignoring aboriginal rights to land. CCEDNet urges the Government of Canada and all parties in the House of Commons to adopt a resolution approving the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Read more >>
Webinar Recording: The Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy
On May 12th participants across Canada came together 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 >>
2015-2020 Framework for Official Language Minority Communities
CCEDNet members RDÉE Canada and CEDEC partnered together to determine their future roles in promoting the economic development of OLMCs over the next five years. This framework also serves as a consensus-building tool, rallying the many economic stakeholders to work together on key business challenges facing OLMCs. Read more >>
People Powered Prosperity: Ultra Local Approaches to Making Poorer Places Wealthier
This book is the result of a project to translate between the worlds of economic localisers and the mainstream national policy-makers. It sets out a new narrative for very local economics, based on local financial and enterprise institutions, which might be embraced by national politicians – and by the Treasury. Read more >>
Building Community from Your Front Porch
CCEDNet member Michelle Colussi (Manager of the Technical Assistance Division with the Canadian Center for Community Renewal and co-founder of Transition Victoria) organized her neighbors to join in a five-week "Transition Street" initiative to discuss and improve household practices around conserving water, growing food, and reducing waste, energy and transport. She says we need projects at the street level on up to regional levels.
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