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Call for Session Proposals: ECONOUS2016 The National CED Conference
The Canadian Community CED Network, and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), are inviting workshop proposals for Canada’s leading national community economic development conference, May 18-20, 2016.
If you've got a workshop idea, complete the request for workshop proposals form today! Read more >>
Join us for Regional CCEDNet Member Meetups in January!
Join us for virtual regional member meetups! This is an opportunity to connect with other CCEDNet members, Board members and staff in your region, discuss opportunities and challenges, and ask questions. New members are particularly welcome. RSVP for your regional member meetup aujourd'hui. Read more >>
Manitoba's Speech from the Throne Supports Several CED Priorities
The Canadian CED Network - Manitoba (CCEDNet - Manitoba) welcomes the Government of Manitoba’s Speech from the Throne, delivered November 16, 2015. This indication of government priorities for the final session of the 40th Legislature commits to supporting multiple areas of work for CCEDNet - Manitoba members. Read more >>
Call for Proposals for the Global Social Economy Forum
3 days, over 30 workshops, site visits and hundreds of meeting opportunities to share your best practices and learn about others in the social and solidarity economy taking place around the planet in collaboration with local governments. Identify opportunities and issues regarding coordinated action between your local governments and SSE stakeholders and more... Read more >>
Study Shows Co-operatives Contribute Almost $6 Billion to Ontario Economy
A new study shows that Ontario’s co-operative sector contributes $5.97 billion yearly to the province’s GDP. The research, released by CCEDNet member the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), the capacity-building organization and trade association for the province’s 1,300 co-operative business enterprises, found that the highest number of co-operatives are in housing and child care services -- and that insurance, finance, agriculture and whole sale industries are the economic drivers for the co-operative sector in Ontario. Read more >>
Social Enterprises in Ontario: Opportunities abound
Ontario’s social enterprise sector is dynamic and growing rapidly, as described in Enterprising Change: Report of the 2015 Social Enterprise Survey for Ontario. Social enterprises in Ontario employed at least 12,000 people in 2014, more than half of which were full-time equivalents. They earned over $380 million dollars of revenue through the sale of goods and services alone... Read more >> Blog by: Nabeel Ahmed
What are the Key Elements of a “New” Economy?
In a certain way, this “new” economy is a return to the values that preceded the era of all around capitalism that we have known since the 50’s. This model is based on competition, to the benefit of the market, excessive individualism and consumerism. A model that shapes humans as wage-earners and consumers and for those who have money, such as investors, the lure of profit is encouraged... Read more >> Blog by: Yvon Poirier
All members are encouraged to post blogs on their experiences, lessons and successes. If you're interested, contact us.
Dignity For All - A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada
It’s time for a plan to end poverty in Canada. In a country as wealthy as ours, 4.8 million people struggle to make ends meet: to pay their rent, feed their families, and address basic needs. Today, Dignity for All, a collaborative campaign between Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, released their much-anticipated National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada. Read more >>
“Over the past five years, Dignity for All has received support and input from thousands of people in Canada” said Joe Gunn, Executive Director of Citizens for Public Justice. “We are very excited by the amazing reception this report has received from representatives from all parties. Read more >>
Crowdfunding Guide for Nonprofits, Charities and Social Impact Projects
Crowdfunding is the pooling of small amounts of capital from a large number of people, using the Internet and social media, to fund a project or business venture. As crowdfunding continues to grow rapidly in Canada, it is clear that the charitable and nonprofit sectors are increasingly turning to this important tool.
HiveWire and the Centre for Social Innovation are proud to present the 2015 Crowdfunding Guide for nonprofits and charities. With insights gained from examining over 27K nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns, this comprehensive guide will help your nonprofit or charity in the journey for crowdfunding success. Read more >>
Voices of New Economies Webinar Recording
Across Canada and around the world, people are rising up to shape new economies. Recognizing that the ecological, social and even financial costs of our current economic system are unsustainable, innovative leaders are finding different paths forward. As part of the third annual New Economy Week (Nov 9-15), this session challenges us to explore how we can scale promising social innovations towards larger systemic change.
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