National CED News: May 21, 2015

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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 >>

CED Resources

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 >>

CED Videos

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.

Click on the image to watch the video!

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Events Calendar

Sponsorship Strategies for Today’s Market CCEDNet Event
May 21 | Winnipeg, MB

Social Enterprise Catalyst Day of Learning
May 21 | Nanaimo, BC

Impact Ontario
May 21 | Toronto, ON

Good Business Forum
May 21 | Surrey, BC

Identifying & Leveraging Partnerships Through Backbone Organizations
May 21 | Webinar

Artists + Community Symposium: Train of Thought Winnipeg
May 22-24 | Winnipeg, MB

Canadian Evaluation Society Conference
May 24-27 | Montréal, QC

ImpactOntario 2015
May 25 | Toronto, ON

Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
May 25-29 | Edmonton, AB

RADIUS Social Entrepreneur Failure Wake
May 26 | Vancouver, BC

Community, College, University Exposition 2015 (C2UExpo)
May 26-29 | Ottawa, ON

Social Enterprise Heroes
May 27 | Vancouver, BC

Social Enterprise Workshop
May 27 | Toronto, ON

Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference
May 27-30 | Edmonton, AB

Leveraging Community Talent
May 28 | Webinar

Community Engagement: Technologies for Change
May 28 | Red Deer, AB

2015 Annual General Meeting CCEDNet Event
May 29 | Webinar

2015 Building Opportunities: Connecting Possibilities
June 1 | Vancouver, BC

SROI Accreditation Training
June 1-2 | Calgary, AB

June 2 | Webinar

Social Enterprise
June 2 | Webinar

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
June 2 | Williams Lake, BC

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation Conference
June 2-4 | Ottawa, ON

6th National Event of Community Futures Network of Canada
June 3-5 | Charlevoix, QC

Eighth Annual ANSER Conference
June 3-5 | Ottawa, ON

Food Waste Reduction Practices and Policies - North America and EU
June 4 | Webinar

Tools for Effective Community Engagement CCEDNet Event
June 4 | Winnipeg, MB

Clarifying and Simplifying CED to Localize Prosperity CCEDNet Event
June 4 | Webinar

Social Impact Investment Taskforce Public Reception
June 8 | Toronto, ON

Neighbours: Policies & Programs
June 8-10 | Hamilton, ON

Social Programming Design
June 9 | Toronto, ON

Annual CCEDNet – Manitoba Members' Meeting CCEDNet Event
June 10 | Winnipeg, MB

The Local Economy Solution
June 10 | Webinar

Scaling Impact Workshop
June 10 and 11 | Webinars

SROI Accreditation Training
June 10-11 | Toronto, ON

2015 BALLE Conference
June 10-12 | Phoenix, Arizona

Solarium Toronto: The Art and Practice of Regenerative Leadership CCEDNet Event
June 11 | Toronto, ON

ABCD Festival
June 15-19 | Blackpool, UK

2015 Co-operative Congress
June 16-18 | Saskatoon, SK

Building Your Social Enterprise Pre-Workshop Webinar
June 17 | Webinar, Northern BC

Common Ground Research Forum: Connecting Peoples and Lands
June 23 | Kenora, ON

Rural Collaborative Summit
June 26 | Cannington, ON

Financial Planning for Social Enterprise
June 23 | Toronto, ON

Brokering Volunteers
June 30 | Webinar

Find more events

CED Jobs

Administrative Coordinator Asset Building Programs
SEED Winnipeg
May 25 | Winnipeg, MB

Request for Proposal – ACCE Workshops
May 29 | Huntingdon, QC

Northern Development Officer
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
June 1 | Sioux Lookout, ON

Public Policy Manager
June 5 | Calgary, AB

See more jobs.


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