National CED News: July 20, 2015

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Save the Date for The Gathering: Manitoba’s CD/CED Conference

We are excited to announce October 23, 2015 as the date of the 13th Annual Gathering. The Gathering is an inspiring annual opportunity for people to connect, learn, and celebrate together. Check out our Gathering page for updates and information on previous Gatherings. Read more >>

One Earth and CCEDNet Publish Voices of New Economies

How do we define ‘new economies’? What are the edges and contours of emerging ideas that put people, place and planet first? One Earth and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network joined forces to crowdsource a range of perspectives on new economies. Hear the voices >>

Measures Recommended to Strengthen Social Finance in Canada

This spring the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities spoke with 51 witnesses, including CCEDNet Executive Director Michael Toye, and several CCEDNet members and partners. Check out what the Committee observed and ultimately recommends for social finance in Canada. Read more >>

Alberta Social Enterprise Sector Survey Highlights Resilient Communities

Alberta’s growing cities, rural communities share a common bond: an entrepreneurial mindset for social good. Check out this 3rd instalment in a series of surveys done within Alberta that seek to capture the profile and activities of social enterprises in the province. This work was headed up by Trico Charitable Foundation and led by researchers Dr. Peter R. Elson, Dr. Peter Hall, Dr. Catherine ML Pearl, and Dr. Priscilla Wamucii. Read more >>

Help Create a Participant-Focused Experience at the Social Finance Forum

MaRS Centre for Impact Investing is gearing up to bring together the best and brightest in social finance for the 8th annual Social Finance Forum, the place to engage and profile leaders in Canada’s diverse social finance scene and capture advancements from the world stage. Submit your ideas for creating a participant-focused experience by July 31st. Read more >>

CED Resources

Sustainable Development in the Circumpolar North

Focusing on the development of a sustainable future for rural and northern regions, this eBook touches on the themes of governance, community, economic, and social development, as well as development in indigenous communities and regions. At its core, it confronts critical issues and ways to facilitate positive change for communities that are experiencing economic and social transformation. Read more >>

Creating an Anchored Local Economy in Newark through Local Procurement

As an older industrial city, Newark continues to rebuild and reimagine its economy. The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) was engaged by the Prudential Foundation in 2014 to analyze the size and nature of local procurement opportunities in Newark. This report identifies an opportunity for Newark anchor institutions to shift over $425 million of procurement toward local purchasing. Read more >>

Social Enterprises, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Life Stability

REDF commissioned a first-of-its- kind jobs study to evaluate the impact of social enterprise for people facing barriers to work and its benefits for society. This brief highlights key findings among 282 social enterprise workers in seven REDF-supported organizations. Read more >>

CED Videos

Michael Peck - Economics of Sustainability Conference

North American representative of the Mondragon Cooperatives, Michael Peck, spoke at the Economics of Sustainability Conference in October about the union co-operatives emerging in the U.S.

Click on the image to watch the video!

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Events Calendar

DTES Social Impact Walking Tour - The Global-Local Connection
July 21 | Vancouver, BC

The Revitalization of Detroit and the Non-Profit that Could
July 22 | Webinar

Engaging Youth: The New Barn-Raising Webinar
July 22 | Webinar

DTES Social Impact Walking Tour - Innovative Uses of Urban Space
July 28 | Vancouver, BC

Equity Crowdfunding Bootcamp
July 28 | Toronto, ON

Impact Investing Summer Lunch & Learn
July 30 | Vancouver, BC

Impact Investing Summer Lunch & Learn
August 13 | Vancouver, BC

What Works: Local First
August 20 | Webinar

Impact Investing Summer Lunch & Learn
August 27 | Vancouver, BC

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
September 2 | Chetwynd, BC

Social Ventures Institute
September 2-6 | Cortes Island, BC

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
September 9 | Winnipeg, MB

Building Resilient Communities: Innovation, Culture, and Governance in Place
September 16-19 | Summerside, PEI

What Works: Soil & Nature
September 17 | Webinar

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
September 22 | Capital Region (Sidney), BC

Vancouver IMPACT 2015
September 23 | Vancouver, BC

Writing an Effective Grant Proposal CCEDNet Event
September 9 | Winnipeg, MB

Find more events

CED Jobs

Dialogue and Public Engagement Coordinator
Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue
July 27 | Vancouver, BC

Fusion Youth Activity & Technology Centre Manager
Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre
July 28 | Ingersol, ON

Gathering Coordinator
The Canadian CED Network
July 30 | Winnipeg, MB

Policy and Research Coordinator
The Canadian CED Network
July 30 | Winnipeg, MB

See more jobs.


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