National CED News: April 7, 2016

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Carol Anne HiltonWe'd like to welcome Carol Anne Hilton as a new addition to our lineup of speakers. Carol Anne is the CEO of Transformation International, Instructor on Indigenomics with the Simon Fraser Certificate Program on CED, and was most recently appointed Read moreAdvisor on the Federal Economic Growth Council.

National CED News

2016 Federal Budget Misses Opportunities for Community Investment

#Budget2016Budget 2016 was tabled March 22nd and while the budget seems to have positive measures and investments to reduce poverty and inequality, improve access to affordable housing, reduce homelessness and invest in First Nations, it misses the chance to strengthen the role community-based leadership can play to support those investments. Read moreCheck out our assessment of the budget as well as other reactions from CCEDNet members and partners.

Victoria City Council Supports Cumberland Social Procurement Resolution

Comox Valley MLA Don McRae, Councillors Jesse Ketler & Sean Sullivan,   Minister Stilwell, Mayor Baird, Social Procurement Consultant Sandra Hamilton, David LePage,  Buy Social CanadaVictoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird today announced City of Victoria support for a ‘Social Procurement Resolution’ being presented by Cumberland Councillor Ketler at the 2016 AVICC conference in Nanaimo next month. Social Procurement seeks to better leverage existing taxpayer spend to achieve positive socioeconomic outcomes. "It’s about moving beyond the Do no harm of the environmental movement to pro-actively leveraging tax dollars to Do some good,” said Sandra Hamilton, a CCEDNet member and leading authority on the topic who has Read moreauthored the first municipal Social Procurement framework in both BC and Alberta.

CAIF Capacity Building/Technical Support for women's empowermentAssistance Grants: Call for Letters of Inquiry due June 10th

The Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation (CAIF) has announced their second Call for Letters of Inquiry in 2016. CAIF builds on the Canadian Alternative Investment Cooperative's three decades of experience as a social lender.  The foundation will provide grants in the $5,000 to $15,000 range in three granting streams.Read more

Deadline: June 10th

CommunityBUILD Social Venture CommunityBUILD Social Venture PipelinePipeline Accelerator and Incubator

The Social Venture Pipeline is program of the communityBUILD initiative. It is a curated pathway for those ventures approaching launch into market and revenue generation consisting of a 4.5-month Accelerator program followed by a 3-month Incubator. Participants will be supported to move their businesses forward to launch through education, networking and mentoring provided by communityBUILD’s expert mentors.Read more

Deadline: April 15th

Toronto Enterprise Fund2016 TEF Business Plan Competition for Social Enterprises

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF) has announced the launch of its 2016 Business Plan Competition. The competition is open to non-profit social enterprises that provide transitional or permanent employment for people who are marginalized. A total of $155,000 is available for the winners. Prospective applicants must attend all 4 workshops provided by TEF, Read morestarting April 29th.

Deadline: October 10th

CED Blogs        

Richard DilayNeighbourhoods Alive! in Year Fifteen: What has been the Impact? Part 3

Blog by Richard Dilay

In 2015, Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) celebrated its fifteenth year of operation. After 15 years of operation, it might be a fair question to ask “What has been the impact of NA!, to date?”,  and whether NA! communities are being revitalized. NA! contracted independent Community Impact Evaluations in 2005 and 2010. The 2005 evaluation, conducted by the University of Winnipeg – Institute of Urban Studies (IUS), was done at a more formative stage of NA! and focused on the Community Led Development (CLD) model and the partnership with the Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations (NRC). It concluded that the Read moreCLD model and partnership with the NRCs had demonstrated some success, although the NRCs needed further support to fulfill a challenging role...

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

CED Resources   

Testimony from the Trenches: The Canadian CED NetworkEight Canadian Stories of CED Success

A piece of CCEDNet and CED history...this paper highlights eight examples of effective pursuits of community revitalization through the CED strategy that our Network represents and promotes. These are offered here simply as a resource and as background data for the Read morepolicy framework presented in this document.

Citizen Action Lab Guide BookCommunity Power Co-operative Getting Started Guidebook

This guidebook is written for communities and individuals interested in establishing a renewable energy co-operative or a co-operative intended to develop renewable energy projects, particularly for those involved in such co-ops in the early stages. Organized in nine sections, this book will introduce you to the basics of renewable energy in Ontario including the various technologies, the Feed-in Tariff program and the Green Energy and Economy Act. It will also summarize and direct you through the basics of co-op development, project development and long-term co-op and project maintenance. By reviewing this guidebook, you should gain a solid understanding of the time, Read morededication and resources required to build and maintain a renewable energy co-op or co-op and renewable energy projects. 

How Can Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Play a Role in Building Social and Solidarity Finance?New Deal for Communities: A Synthesis of New Programme Wide Evidence 2006-07

The New Deal for Communities (NDC) Programme is one of the most important neighbourhood renewal initiatives in England. The NDC Programme was launched in 1998 with the aim of reducing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country through community-led partnerships in 39 neighbourhoods. The 39 NDC Partnerships each face unique combinations and types of disadvantage, but all tackle problems across six themes: poor job prospects, high crime, educational underachievement, poor health, poor quality housing and physical environment. Between 1999/2000 and 2005/06 some £1.54 billion (2005/06 prices) has been spent by the 39 Partnerships, Read moreabout a billion from Government investment and the rest from other sources, especially other public funds (£390m).
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CED Videos

Do You Know About Poverty?

Make Poverty History Manitoba, of which CCEDNet is a partner, has a plan to help end poverty in Manitoba. 

Events Calendar

OTF & Tamarack Collective Impact Workshop - Ottawa
April 8 | Ottawa, ON

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

Beyond Capitalism? Toward Economic Self-Determination of Communities
April 9 -10 | Montréal, QC

Down to Earth Week 2016: Sustainable Style YYC
April 12 | Calgary, AB

Buy Out the Boss: How to Transform an Existing Business into a Successful and Sustainable Co-op
April 12 | Toronto, ON

OTF & Tamarack Collective Impact Workshop - Thunder Bay
April 13 | Thunder Bay, ON

OTF & Tamarack Collective Impact Workshop - Walkerton
April 14 | Walkerton, ON

OTF & Tamarack Collective Impact Workshop - Sudbury
April 14 | Sudbury, ON

Down to Earth Week 2016: Awakened Company - Connecting Community & Prosperity
April 15 | Calgary, AB

OTF & Tamarack Collective Impact Workshop - Mount Hope
April 15 | Mount Hope, ON

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

Champions for Change: Leading a Backbone Organization for Collective Impact
April 19-21 | Halifax, NS

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

Rural Youth Workforce Development
April 21 | Webinar

Introduction to Social Enterprise
April 29 | Toronto, ON

Queen's Park Reception for the Co-operative Movement of Ontario
May 2 | Toronto, ON

Social Venture Institute
May 3-5 | Vancouver, BC 

Change Makers: New Models for Thriving
May 5 | Montréal, QC

International Conference on Social and Solidarity Finance
May 11-13 | Montréal, QC

Feasibility and Market Research
May 12 | Toronto, ON

Gearing Up for Social Impact
May 18 | 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

Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing Democratic Practice!
June 1-3 | Calgary, AB

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

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

Planning and Evaluation Facilitator
Health in Common
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: April 7

The Community Investment Summer Student
United Way of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: April 8

Human Resources Summer Student
United Way of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: April 8

Ecological Gardening Internship
Harvest Moon Society
Clearwater, MB
Deadline: April 15

Program Assistant
Bridging the Gap – Nature Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: April 15

Director of Impact Advisory Services
Purpose Capital
Toronto, ON
Deadline: April 29

Marketing Co-ordinator: Coworking Space Work Exchange
Riverdale Hub
Toronto, ON
Deadline: April 30

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