National CED News: January 12, 2016

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National CED News

A Social Enterprise Strategy to be Developed in Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball

In his recent mandate letter to Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball followed through on a campaign commitment to develop a social enterprise strategy for the province.

This makes Newfoundland and Labrador the fifth province to prioritize a social enterprise strategy, after Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. Read more >>

Join us for Regional CCEDNet Member Meetups this Week! CCEDNet Member Meetups

Join us for a virtual regional member meetup! 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 today. Read more >>

RECODE/Cities for People Civic Innovation Award Offers Grants Up to $50,000

RECODE/Cities for People Civic Innovation Award

The RECODE / Cities for People Civic Innovation Awards program provides grants to initiatives that position post-secondary institutions as civic actors catalyzing positive change in cities. These grants will support innovative collaborations between post-secondary institutions and community organizations or businesses that strengthen their communities. Deadline to apply is February 29. Read more >>

CCEDNet – Manitoba 2016 Policy Update CCEDNet-Manitoba Provincial & Municipal Policy Solutions 2016

Every year, members of CCEDNet – Manitoba gather to create a pragmatic, wide-ranging and solutions-focused set of public policy resolutions to strengthen their work and address issues related to poverty, social exclusion and fair economies. These policy resolutions address either the basic needs that allow communities to participate in CED activities (such as access to housing and child care), or specific areas of CED activity, such as education and training, social enterprise, or housing co-operatives. Read more >>

WEBINAR | Environmental Justice and CED: Approaches to Affordable Housing

Building and retrofitting affordable housingJoin us on February 9th for a webinar exploring how CED can be used as a strategy for environmental justice. In this session you'll hear from two organizations (BUILD Inc. and PUSH Buffalo) applying green solutions for affordable housing while also developing local leadership and employment opportunities.

Read more and register today>>

Apply for LITE's 2016 CED Grants LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment)

In 2016, LITE will award Community Economic Development Grants in the month of June. Grant recipients will be notified in May. LITE funds initiatives that directly create jobs, or leverage new jobs, and that include skill development for Winnipeg's inner city residents who are unemployed or underemployed. Individuals participating in these initiatives face multiple barriers to full employment. Deadline to apply is March 11. Read more >>

CAIF Capacity Building/Technical Assistance Grants: Letters of Inquiry due January 15th What a capital idea!

The Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) is pleased to announce their first Call for Letters of Inquiry in 2016. CAIF builds on CAIC's (Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative's) three decades of experience as a social lender. Deadline to apply is January 15. Read more >>

2017 National CED Conference: Call for Host Proposals2017 National CED Conference: Call for Host Proposals

You have until January 15 to submit your proposal to host the 2017 National CED Conference!  Any CCEDNet members and partners interested in hosting the 2017 conference are invited to submit a proposal.
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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"The Co-operative Enterprise Council of NB is excited that our many years of hard work to bring a CEDIF to our province paid off this year with the government's announcement of a 50% investment tax credit for community economic development projects!"
Submitted by: Wendy Keats

CCEDNet Members Can Now Submit Events, Tools, Blogs & Jobs Directly to the Website CCEDNet geese

Great news for CCEDNet members: you are now able to submit CED-related events, toolbox resources (e.g. research reports, case studies, books, videos, etc.), blog posts, and jobs directly to the CCEDNet website to be viewed by thousands of of people from across Canada and beyond!

To get started, all you need to do is sign in; then click on "Post Content" under the User Menu at the top of the right column on the website. Read more >>

ONESTEP & CCEDNet Event - Earning CapacityEarning Capacity: Helping community-based nonprofits develop earned revenue

The objective of the Earning Capacity is to have each participant organization secure at least one new earned income contract over the course of the Project. Up to 30 organizations will be assisted in adopting strategic commitments to enterprise development. Read more >>

CED Blogs        

A City with Opportunities for All: Toronto, Canada Violeta Duncan & Michelle Stearn

Blog by Community Wealth Employees: Violeta Duncan & Michelle Stearn

Like many major metropolitan areas in the United States, Toronto is experiencing fast-paced growth. Canada's finance and business capital has more cranes in the sky than New York City—with nearly 50 percent more high-rises undergoing construction than in the big apple. Between 1990 and 2012, the region experienced a doubling of the economy, and significant population growth. By 2013, Toronto had become the fourth largest city in North America and today, almost one fifth of all Canadians live in the metropolitan area.  Read more >>

Community-based solutions represent our best chance to beat povertyDarcy Penner

 Blog by CCEDNet Employee: Darcy Penner

Poverty reduction has no silver bullet. Nor should we expect one. The exhausting and overwhelming work of reducing poverty must take a comprehensive, long-term approach that is led by the communities in need. These communities, who struggle against poverty and social exclusion every day, have repeatedly said this work requires more than a simple transfer of money.  Read more >>

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

CED Resources   

Cities Building Community WealthCities Building Community Wealth

In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system—beginning at the local level—that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone? Read more >>

Climate Change or System Change? A Local Futures Action PaperClimate change or system change?

Many people are understandably encouraged by the tone of the climate negotiations in Paris: governments are finally taking climate change seriously, and are even expressing a willingness to take concrete steps. Nonetheless, they have once again failed to take the necessary action to prevent catastrophic climate change. In fact, the most effective steps to reduce CO2 emissions were never discussed in Paris. Instead, delegates quibbled over piecemeal quasi-solutions while leaving the systemic root causes of the problem unchallenged. Read more >>

CED Videos

Life Plan - Misak Indigenous People

The Misak are an indigenous people whose territories are located in Cauca, Colombia. They have developed 'Plan de Vida' as a tool for self-determined development to ensure their gains would be preserved for future generations.

Life Plan (Plan de Vida)
Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

Atlantic CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 13 | Webinar

Northern CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 13 | Webinar

Ontario & Québec CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 13 | Webinar

Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 14 | Webinar

Francophone CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 14 | Webinar

BC CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 14 | Webinar

Community Captials and Migration: International Association for Community Development Webinar with Dr. Cornelia Flora
January 19 | Webinar

Community Benefit Agreements: What are the Opportunities for Nonprofits?
January 20 | Webinar

Focus on Leadership in Social Innovation
January 26 | Toronto, ON

Can Inclusive Economic Development Build Better Jobs and a Stronger Regional Economy? *Live Stream
January 27 | Washington, District Of Columbia

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

Environmental Justice and CED: Approaches to Affordable Housing CCEDNet Event
February 9 | Webinar

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

Disrupt Cities
February 11 | Webinar

Growing Local, Growing Strong! Building a Sustainable and Co-operative Food System
February 23-24 | Guelph, ON

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

Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead
April 5-7 | Edmonton, AB

Earning Capacity CCEDNet Event
April 7-8 | Kingston, ON

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

Creativity, Jobs and Local Development: 12th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
April 18-19 | Venice, Italy

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

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

Common Bound
July 8-10 | Buffalo, NY

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

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

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

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

Food Secure Canada's 9th Assembly
October 13-16 | Toronto, ON

Find more events


CED Jobs

Director, Operations – Finance and Administration
Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: January 15

General Manager
Greenstone Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC)
Flin Flon, MB
Deadline: January, 15

Vice President Finance
The Learning Enrichment Foundation
Toronto, ON
Deadline: January 15

Office Manager & Grant Writer
Textbooks for Change (T4C)
Toronto, ON
Deadline: January 17

Policy Analyst - Entrepreneurship and SME Development
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paris, France
Deadline: January 17

Executive Director
South Vancouver Island Economic Development Association (SVIEDA)
South Vancouver Island, BC
Deadline: January 20

First Nations - Municipal CEDI Western Region Manager
Cando and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: January 29

Assistant Professor - Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development
School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Guelph, ON
Deadline: February 1

See more jobs.


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