National CED News: January 29, 2016

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National CED News

Environmental Justice & CED: Approaches to Affordable HousingEnvironmental Justice and CED

A CCEDNet Webinar: Feb 9th

Green jobs are increasingly the centre of economic development conversations. Community economic development (CED) is a strategy that can be used to help ensure that the benefits of a green economy are shared with those that are so often left out of the mainstream economy.

This webinar will feature two innovative organizations that have taken a CED approach to finding green solutions for affordable housing while also developing local leadership and employment opportunities: Building Urban Industries for Local Development (BUILD) in Winnipeg and People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) in Buffalo, New York. Read more >>

$10-million Loan Fund to be Established in Manitoba to Support Social Enterprise

Manitoba parliamentThe Manitoba government will establish a new $10-million loan fund to support social enterprise, creating more employment and training opportunities for people who face barriers to work. The loan fund will help employment-focused social enterprises access capital with flexible loan financing including start-up, operating or emergency loans and loan guarantees. Read more >>

Crowdfunding Campaign Underway for Alberta's First Solar Co-op Alberta Solar Co-op

Unlimited Sun Fuel + Community Owned Solar Farm = Power to the People!

Due to a growing need and demand for community owned renewable energy projects, a team of visionaries, co-operative developers and solar experts have come together to form Alberta Solar Co-op. The co-op is currently creating the working model for future community owned solar farms in the province and plans to launch their first project this year. 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 >>

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 >>

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. Applications due January 29. 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. Read more >>

"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

CED Blogs

Manitoba Announces More Supports for Employment-Focused Social EnterprisesDarcy Penner

Blog by CCEDNet Employee: Darcy Penner

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for social enterprise in Manitoba. The latest development was announced last week: the Manitoba government has committed to supporting employment-focused social enterprises through the development of a $10 M loan fund, as well as developing government-wide social impact procurement strategy. Read more >>

New Economies are People's Economies that Tackle InequalityLis Saurez

Blog by Lis Suarez

Through a focus on women’s economic independence, Lis Suarez is working toward poverty reduction among both local and immigrant women in Canada. The FEM International founder works with women to increase awareness of social and ecological practices, provide tools for successful entrepreneurship, and deepen the knowledge- and skill-sharing networks amongst communities in Canada and the global south. Read more >>

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

CED Resources

TurnAround Couriers Social EnterPrize Case StudyTurnAround Couriers Social EnterPrize Case Study

The Social EnterPrize awards celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada. The awards are presented biennially and provide organizations with financial support as well as support for their public profiles via bespoke videos. Storytelling is one of the most powerful forces in humanity. As a private foundation, we have learned that our work is better when we tell stories and when we listen to them. One of the great challenges to advancing social entrepreneurship lies in the way we tell our stories. Read more >>

Government Support for Social Enterprise Can Reduce Poverty & Green House GasesHow Government Support for Social Enterprise Can Reduce Poverty & Green House Gases

A new Errol Black Chair paper explains how a combination of governmental policies and initiatives in Manitoba allows social enterprises to reduce Manitoba’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while training and employing Inner City workers. The provincial government and Manitoba Hydro are supporting social enterprises so they can work in two emerging ‘green’ sectors: building retrofits and alternative energy installations. Read more >>

Policies for Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015: Policies for Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

Encouraging entrepreneurship among disadvantaged groups can help boost jobs and tackle social exclusion, according to a new joint report by the OECD and European Commission.

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 looks at European entrepreneurship policies that contribute to social inclusion by providing opportunities to start and run businesses for those that are disadvantaged and under-represented among the self–employed. Read more >>

CED Videos

Alberta's First Solar Co-op

Alberta Solar Co-op is currently creating the working model for future community owned solar farms in our province and we plan to launch our first project this year.

Alberta's First Solar Co-op

Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

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

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy
February 10 | Webinar

Disrupt Cities
February 11 | Webinar

Canada’s Fourth-Annual Fair Trade Conference
February 18-20 | Winnipeg, MB

From the Ground: Voices of the Rural BC Economy
February 23 | 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

Social Enterprise Toronto Conference
March 10 | Toronto, ON

BC CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
March 30 | Webinar

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

Francophone CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
April 19 | Webinar

Northern CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
April 19 | Webinar

Ontario & Québec CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
April 20 | Webinar

Atlantic CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
April 20 | Webinar

Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba CCEDNet Member Meetup CCEDNet Event
April 21 | Webinar

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


2016 Summer Institute in Program Evaluation
May 30 - June 3 | Winnipeg, MB

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

CommonBound
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 of Planning & Development
Toronto, ON
Deadline: February 1

Assistant Professor - Libro Professorship in Regional Economic Development
Guelph, ON
Deadline: February 1

Building Belonging Program Coordinator
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: February 3

Administrative Assistant
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: February 3

Executive Director
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: February 8

Manager of Social Impact
Toronto, ON
Deadline: February 12


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