National CED News: December 3, 2015

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Happy Holidays from CCEDNet! CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2015


Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year? This guide is designed to help extend the reach of that cheer through encouraging thoughtful buying and giving.

We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. See anything missing from this list? We will be adding more tips between now and the holidays, so send us your additions! Read more >>

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 by December 4th! Read more >>

Pancakes and Policy in ManitobaOntario Co-operative Association

Following on the heels of the November 16 throne speech, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger made an announcement last week at the annual LITE Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast that builds on a number of CCEDNet MB’s policy resolutions.

There was good news for LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment), targets and timelines for poverty reduction, and the All Aboard Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion Plan. 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 >>

CCEDNet Members - Submit Your Highlights from 2015 2015 Highlights

As part of our annual review, we would like to profile the many contributions -- big and small -- made by CCEDNet members over the last year to building stronger Canadian communities.

Please share your top highlight or accomplishment from 2015.
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First Transatlantic Agreement For Worker CooperativesOntario Co-operative Association

The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (CWCF) and the General Confederation of Cooperatives and participatory societies (CGSCOP) of France have signed an economic agreement between France and Canada, regarding shared knowledge and expertise in the worker cooperative movement.

The agreement, made by the two apex organizations representing worker cooperatives in Canada and in France, principally aims to increase the organisations’ expertise in accompanying business organizations for business succession to worker cooperatives. Read more >>

Monique F. Leroux elected President of the International Co-operative AllianceOntario Co-operative Association

CCEDNet joins Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) in congratulating Monique F. Leroux on her election as President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). Ms. Leroux was nominated by CMC and her candidacy received the support of CMC members. Read more >>

Call for Proposals for the Global Social Economy Forum Global Social Economy Forum

2,000 participants are expected in Montréal, September 7-9, for 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 >>

CED Blogs        

Nabeel AhmedCommunity Hiring: The global labour market advantage is in your own back yard

The global labour market is becoming more competitive, creating a serious challenge for employers seeking to hire the talented and productive workers they need to drive their businesses forward. In an effort to confront this growing challenge, the world’s most innovative companies are adopting... Read more >>
Blog by:  Coro Strandberg

Yvon PoirierSocial Enterprise Definition Debate: Is tweaking capitalism enough?

I admit that I have been on both sides of the debate about the definition of social enterprise: sometimes staunchly defending it as critical and essential, and at others times avoiding it as not pertinent and a waste of our time.

But now I realize it is important that we do define social enterprise. Because the argument is not about the meaning of social enterprise itself, it is not just about describing an alternative business model. Defining social enterprise is all about determining the values of the marketplace we wish to create. Read more >>
Blog by: David LePage

All members are encouraged to post blogs on their experiences, lessons and successes.  If you're interested, contact us.

CED Resources   

Toward a Climate Justice Energy Platform: Democratizing Our Energy Future

Dignity for AllIn response to the increasingly serious impacts of climate change, people around the world are attempting to wrest control of energy resources from the powerful institutions that are hell-bent on driving humanity to the brink of extinction.

This new report from the Local Clean Energy Alliance and the Center for Social Inclusion lays out a vision for a democratized energy future that shifts the ownership of energy systems from corporations to communities. Read more >>

The Art of AdvocacyCrowdfunding Guide: For Nonprofits, Charities and Social Impact Projects

The updated Art of Advocacy is a handbook that is designed to help charities and non-profit organizations with their advocacy and public education work, including the latest guidelines on advocacy by charities from the Canada Revenue Agency. Read more >>

CED Videos

CED - What areas enrolled in the programme hope to achieve

The UK’s Community Economic Development program is supporting 50 different local community groups and organisations who want to take a lead in shaping their economies for the benefit of local communities.  This short video highlights some of the ideas and enthusiasm that have been created.' 

Voices of New Economies Webinar Recording
Click on the image to watch the video!

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Events Calendar

Co-ops 101
December 4 | Webinar

SPP Holiday Shopping Bus Tour
December 5 | Winnipeg, MB

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

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

Tomorrow's Nonprofit Sector: 2016 and Beyond
December 8 | Webinar

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

State of the Inner City Report 2015
December 10 | Winnipeg, MB

IMPACT: Advocating with Empathy
December 15 | Webinar

Mapping the New Economy: A Webinar
December 15 | Webinar 

Our Role in the Climate Movement: '21 Stories of Transition' with Rob Hopkins
December 16 | Webinar

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association - Engaging Diversity Conference
January 29, 2016 | Saskatoon, SK

Symposium Économie sociale et finance solidaire
February 4, 2016 | Montréal, QC

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes
February 9-11, 2016 | Vancouver, BC

Community Engagement: The Next Generation
March 8-10, 2016 | Ottawa, ON

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

ANSER-ARES Conference 2016
June 1-3, 2016 | Calgary, AB

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

Community Economic Development Officer
Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse
Cheticamp, NS
Deadline: December 4

Housing Outreach Worker, Vancouver
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver, BC
Deadline: December 7

Collaborative Development Officer
The Saint John Community Loan Fund
Saint John, NB
Deadline: December 7

Youth Employment Coordinator
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: December 9

Administrative Assistant
Food Matters Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: December 10

Community Employment Specialist
East Scarborough Storefront
Scarborough, ON
Deadline: December 18

Public Policy Coordinator
Calgary, AB
Deadline: December 18

See more jobs.


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