National CED News: November 20, 2015

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Call for Session Proposals: ECONOUS2016 The National CED ConferenceECONOUS2016

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! CCEDNet Member Meetups

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 PrioritiesManitoba's Legislature

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 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 EconomyOntario Co-operative Association

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 >>

CED Blogs        

Nabeel AhmedSocial 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

Yvon PoirierWhat 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.

CED Resources   

Dignity For All - A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada

Dignity for AllIt’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 ProjectsCrowdfunding 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 >>

CED Videos

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.

Click on the image to watch the video!
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Events Calendar

Gathering of Alberta Co-operatives
November 20 | Red Deer, AB

The Social Impact Measurement Series
November 20 | Toronto, ON

Local Governments and the Sharing Economy Roadmap
November 24 | Webinar

Community Engagement: The Next Generation
November 24-26 | Toronto, ON

Discovering Hidden Talent: A National Forum for Social Businesses Employing People with Mental Health Problems or Illnesses
November 25 | Ottawa, ON

Accelerating Community Change with Collective Impact
November 26 | Halifax, NS

Evaluating Hamilton's Neighbourhood Action Strategy
November 26 | Webinar

LITE's 19th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
November 27 | Winnipeg, MB

Deepen Community to move toward Collective Impact
December 1 | Ottawa, ON

Participatory Management: Increasing Staff Involvement in Decision-Making CCEDNet Event
December 3 | Winnipeg, MB

Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund Training/Information Workshop
December 3 | Toronto, ON

Money, Mission and Strategy Workshop
December 3-4 | Ottawa, ON

Co-ops 101
December 4 | Webinar

Public Space: The New Barn-Raising
December 8 | Webinar

Social Impact Models Breaking Down Barriers for Homeless Populations
December 8 | Webinar

An Innovative Model for Social Entrepreneurship: Skwachàys Lodge Aboriginal Hotel and Gallery
December 9 | Webinar

North American Forum on the Social Solidarity Economy
April 8-10, 2016 | Detroit, MI

ECONOUS2016 - The National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
May 18-20, 2016 | Montréal, QC

Community Development Society Conference
July 23-27, 2016 | Bloomington, MN

World Social Forum 2016
August 9-14, 2016 | Montréal, QC

Global Social Economy Forum - GSEF2016
September 7-9, 2016 | Montréal, QC

International Summit of Cooperatives
October 11-13, 2016 | Québec, QC

Find more events

CED Jobs

Executive Director
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: November 20

Lead Consultant for developing a Career Programs Operations Manual
Community Empowering Enterprises
Toronto, ON
Deadline: November 23

Housing Researcher
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba
, MB
Deadline: November 23

North End Youth Website Content Coordinator
North End Community Renewal Corp/ North End Wellness
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: November 27

Development Director
The New Economy Coalition
Boston, MA
Deadline: December 1

See more jobs.


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