National CED News: September 17, 2015

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Vote for Community Economies

Action for community economies Let's put action for community economies on the agenda of all election candidates this fall. We have assembled some tools and resources to help you target your action, including drafting a sample letter and providing examples (that you can add to) of spending and investment strategies for supporting community economies. Read more >>

Help Us Set Themes and Topics for the 2016 National CED Conference

Conference topics and themesThe 2016 National CED Conference will feature leading speakers, engaging sessions and tailored networking opportunities on the latest innovations for community economies. One of the goals is to create an interactive experience and it starts at the beginning of the planning process. We want to hear your suggestions for speakers, workshops and conference activities through a short survey. Fill out the survey >>

Back to School for CED Practitioners

Educational listWe have pulled together a list of programs and individuals affiliated with post-secondary educational institutions that are members of CCEDNet to better help you to determine the next step in your educational career. Also included are some pertinent non-member educational programs. Welcome back to school! Read more >>

Economic Security: Place x Policy > Poverty Mike Toye

People involved in CED strengthen communities by building on assets to create inclusive economic opportunities. The Insight Centre for CED's new campaign for Economic Security offers a new lens on poverty reduction efforts that we'll explore in a webinar on Sept 23. Read more >>

Village of Cumberland adopts Social Procurement Framework

The Village of Cumberland has passed a motion to implement social impact purchasing, making the Village the first municipality in British Columbia to proactively leverage existing spending to improve social outcomes in the community. Read more >>

Untangling the World and Our Communities Untangling the world

The world appears to be wrapped in a web of diplomatic deception and intrigue, while our communities are cloaked in a clutter of jargon and empty phrases. Longtime CED practitioner Bill Pardy believes we need to revisit history to appreciate the foundations of community development processes for dealing with today's prominent issues. Read more >>

The Gathering: Manitoba’s CD/CED ConferenceClayton Thomas-Muller

Registration is now open! Join more than 500 people on October 23rd for this year's Gathering. Clayton Thomas-Muller will be one of this year's keynote speakers. CONNECT THE DOTS between different issues through 30 workshops focused on community economic development, co-operatives and social enterprise, local food economies, housing, poverty reduction, and more. Read more >>

CED Resources

The Olympic, Commonwealth & Pan Am Games, and the growing case for Social Procurement Policy in Canada

With each major games comes the generation and codification of knowledge; elevating organisational intelligence, and contributing to a greater understanding within governments of how procurement can be leveraged to achieve social impact. Check out this paper on social procurement within the public sector from CCEDNet member Sandra Hamilton. Read more >>

Evolving the Competitive Edge: Rural Community Engagement Evolving the Competitive Edge: Rural Community Engagement

Recognizing the importance of Ontario’s Rural Communities, the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) has featured rural related sessions for attendees at their last 2 EDCO conferences. This report focuses on how community leaders and economic development professionals could deepen their level of community engagement and the benefits that would result. Read more >>

CED Videos

Touring Social Enterprises in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

During Social Enterprise Month, Minister Michelle Stiilwell visited with social entrepreneurs, academics, and community change makers to learn more about their work and to discuss the importance of social innovation in building inclusive, sustainable communities.

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Events Calendar

Atlantic Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
September 17-18 | Halifax, NS

SEED Winnipeg's Annual Report to the Community
September 17 | Winnipeg, MB

What Works: Soil & Nature
September 17 | Webinar

How Doing Good Business in the World is Great
September 17 | Calgary, Alberta

Business Incubation and Acceleration Leading Canada's Future
September 20-23 | Niagara Falls, ON

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

Economic Security: Towards an Inclusive Movement for Healthy, Vibrant Communities CCEDNet Event
September 23 | Webinar

Vancouver IMPACT 2015
September 23 | Vancouver, BC

Writing an Effective Grant Proposal CCEDNet Event
September 24 | Winnipeg, MB

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
September 24 | Campbell River, BC

Innovation Leadership: New Change Strategies for a Complex World
September 24-30 | Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

We Choose NOW - Support for Community Action!
September 25 | Halifax, NS

Collective Impact Summit
September 28 | Vancouver, BC

Responsiveness to Users: The New Barn-Raising Webinar
September 29 | Webinar

Growing the Food Industry in Canada: Successful SMEs
September 29 | Webinar

Westman Conference on Disability and Employment
September 30 - October 2 | Brandon, MB

31st Annual Directors' Forum
October 1-3 | Guelph, ON

Rural Alberta Innovation & Learning (RAIL) Commons
October 2-4 | Camrose, AB

Jobs not Jails
October 6 | Winnipeg, MB

Building Your Social Enterprise Workshop
October 6 | Cloverdale (Surrey), BC

Take Back Your Tech
October 6 | Toronto, ON

Making Inclusion Real: Implementing Cultural Competency in your Organization CCEDNet Event
October 8 | Winnipeg, MB

The Gathering: Manitoba's CD/CED Conference CCEDNet Event
October 23 | Winnipeg, MB

The National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
May 18-20 | Montréal, QC

Find more events

CED Jobs

More Than Four Walls Housing First Worker
West Central Women's Resource Centre
September 18 | Winnipeg, MB

Education Manager
Ontario Co‐operative Association
October 5 | Guelph, ON

Meals-on-Wheels Coordination Apprenticeship
Le Santropol Roulant
October 13 | Montréal, QB

Drupal Website Developer Volunteer Opportunity
The Canadian CED Network
October 14 | anywhere

See more jobs.

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