Québec Government Launches Social Economy Action Plan
The Plan d’action gouvernemental en économie sociale 2015-2020 anticipates a total investment of more than 100 million dollars over five years to support Québec social economy enterprises in responding to three important social challenges: home-care services for persons with decreasing independence, integration into the work force and entrepreneurial successions. Read more >>
Highlights from CCEDNet's 2015 Annual General Meeting
CCEDNet held our first entirely virtual AGM on May 29th. Many thanks to the members who participated, the staff who organized the logistics, and to CCEDNet's Board members who guide the Network throughout the year. Read more >>
Proposals Solicited to Tackle Persistent Social Problems
The Government of Canada has issued a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids to establish up to three separate contracts to tackle persistent social problems. Deadline : July 17, 2015. Read more >>
Ontario Legislation encourages community benefits
Ontario has taken a major step in the right direction with the passage of Bill 6: Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act. A large coalition of community partners was successful in advocating for community benefits to be included in this bill. Read more >>
Communities Know Best: Urban Poverty Reduction
Mareike Brunelli, a Senior Research Assistant at the Urban and Inner City Studies Department of the University of Winnipeg, covers the CED significance of the special thematic issue of the journal Universitas Forum entitled "Inclusive urban development and poverty reduction: Learning from innovative practice". Read more >>
As Nova Scotia Faces Crossroads, What's the Place of Social Enterprise?
CCEDNet member, David Upton, is one of the community members asked to present to the Nova Scotia Coalition on Building Our New Economy, a new coalition intended to generate collective, collaborative action to build a better province. Read more >>
June 29: Designing Community Action for the 21st Century
On June 29th join a webinar with David Sloan Wilson that will draw on his experiences working with Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom on generalizing the design principles of co-operation in successful groups. He'll also be introducing PROSOCIAL, a free new online platform that helps groups apply core design principles to improve their efficacy in working together towards common goals. Read more >>
Scaling Up the Co-operative Movement
In the years since the financial crisis and Great Recession of the late 2000s, many have come to the realization that the current economic and political system is profoundly dysfunctional. Many have pointed to co-operatives as an alternative model. This book looks to address the question, how can we scale up the cooperative movement without losing our cooperative values? Read more >>
Resetting the Table - A People's Food Policy for Canada
In light of the steps being taken towards the potential formation of a Winnipeg Food Policy Council, here is a valuable grassroots developed report by Food Security Canada that lays out policy recommendations to address food sovereignty and security issues in Canada. Read more >>
CSI Workshop Series: The Co-op Model
Could shared ownership be the right fit for you? Check out this recorded workshop presentation from CCEDNet member, the Ontario Co-operative Association.
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