National CED News: August 18, 2016

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Why YOU Should be at GSEF2016 in Montreal September 7-9Aboriginal businesses are driving social innovation in B.C.

The 2016 Global Social Economy Forum – GSEF2016 aims to highlight best practices of collaboration between community-based initiatives and local governments that foster more equitable, sustainable and smarter cities taking place all over the world. More than 2,000 people from around the globe are expected to be there.

We held a webinar in partnership with the New Economy Coalition to explore the reasons you should be there. Read moreCheck out the webinar recording and register today!

Help Craft an Inclusive Innovation Agenda for CanadaCanada's Innovations Agenda

The federal department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development wants to hear your ideas for an Inclusive Innovation Agenda, including the question "What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?"  Submit your ideas Read moreto strengthen social innovation and community economic development, and we’ll promote them on our website.

Save the Date for the 2017 Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise!

Social Enterprise Changes Our StoryThe Social Enterprise Council of Canada (SECC), in partnership with CCEDNet-Manitoba, is pleased to announce the sixth national conference on social enterprise (#CCSE2017) to be held in Winnipeg.

CCSE2017: A National Learning Exchange

May 10-12, 2017 ~ mark your calendars!

The conference is designed to be practitioner-led and will include a full day of “deep dive” discussions on specific social enterprise activities (construction, Read moreemployment of marginalized, catering, arts and culture, environment, and more). 


The Impact of Social Enterprises in Vancouver's Downtown EastsideBuy Social: Do a great deal

Vancouver Inner City Social Enterprise Survey Results

24 Social Enterprises Generating $14.92 Million in Revenues & Creating over 1,500 Jobs

Buy Social Canada's recent survey reveals some very impressive income and employment Read morestatistics on social enterprises located in the Vancouver inner city.

New Social Enterprise Incubator Launched on Vancouver IslandSocial Enterprise Incubator

In partnership with Scale Collaborative, the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria (a member of the Canadian CED Network) has launched a Social Enterprise Incubator. The incubator is designed to assist with the development of new social enterprises and is run by those who have successfully started multiple Read moresocial enterprises and have coached others to achieve their own social and business goals.

Parliamentary Committee to Study Poverty Reduction Strategies
Parliament of Canada

The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities has launched a study of poverty reduction strategies.

The study focuses on improving the delivery of federal resources and services for the Canadian Poverty Read moreReduction Strategy and is based on four main areas

Promote Community Infrastructure and Social Procurement

Have Your Say!The Government of Canada is investing $120 billion over the next 10 years into an infrastructure plan that aims to address the gaps in infrastructure across the country. Phase 1 of their plan is investing to repair and modernize public infrastructure. 

From now until September 16 you are invited to share your thoughts on four areas: Read moreCommunities, Green Infrastructure, Public Transit and Social Infrastructure.

Funding Opportunities

This Place Matters Offering $40,000 for Main Street Revitalization ProjectsNational Trust for Canada: This Place Matters

The National Trust for Canada invites community groups undertaking main street projects to participate in a national crowdfunding competition this fall. The 2016 This Place Matters competition will give community groups the chance to raise funds, reach new audiences and compete for two $40,000 prizes. The National Trust is seeking local groups with project ideas that will contribute to the vitality of a traditional main street and enhance community pride.
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Projects must be registered by Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Participating projects will be announced September 23, 2016.

Social Enterprise Stimulus Ottawa Now Accepting Proposals

Now Accepting Proposals: Social Enterprise Stimulus OttawaSocial Enterprises can apply to recieve up to $5000 in loan capital. Successful applicants will be eligible to recieve up to an additional 50% in grant capital. 

The Social Enterprise Stimulus Ottawa (SESO) supports the development of high-potential, early-stage, high-growth SE. SESO’s services are available, in English and French, for incorporated not-for-profits, for profits, registered businesses as sole proprietorship, partnership or cooperative with a social purpose.Read more

Deadline: September 30, 2016 & or January 16, 2017

CED Blogs        

Renewable Energy Can Power Alberta CommunitiesBarend Dronkers & Sara Hastings-Simon

Blog by Barend Dronkers & Sara Hastings-Simon

Traditional power generation often takes the form of large generators far from the cities and towns that ultimately consume the electricity. Renewable power technology, on the other hand, is more flexible and has a range of possible applications in Alberta. Wind turbines and solar PV panels can be aggregated into large blocks that can be deployed quickly and replace traditional generators on the grid, with cost savings that exceed the best natural gas power plants.

Explore options for microgeneration and community-scale energy in Read moreAlberta with this blog post from Barend Dronkers and Sara Hastings-Simon of the Pembina Institute.

What's Different About the "New Economy"? A View from AppalachiaAnthony Flaccavento

Blog by Anthony Flaccavento

While there is no one definition for the "new economy", most folks working in this field would probably agree on a few basic elements that distinguish this economic approach from the current dominant economic model. In this blog post, Anthony Flaccavento of SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies) has identified six elements of emerging new economies and contrasted these elements with those of the dominant economy.

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

CED Resources   

Building Leadership for the Next EconomyEconomic Democracy Training Series: Building Leadership for the Next Economy 

The MIT Community Innovators Lab and the The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative have jointly compiled an extensive training workshop series that focusses on allowing excluded populations to engage, unite, and participate in civil society in pursuit of developing sustainable business strategies that generate shared wealth. This unique 10-session, 20-hour curriculum was designed as a tool for leaders to "galvaniz[e] their communities to take a hands-on, democratic approach to local community economic development Read morethat would pave the way for all residents, not just those who currently control a majority of the resources, to thrive."

Community-owned renewable energy can help Ontario create a powerful economic advantageThe Power of Community: How community-owned renewable energy can help Ontario create a powerful economic advantage

Worldwide, community owned renewable energy projects are creating a multitude of benefits in comparison to commercially developed projects, including higher job creation, stronger economic impacts and better social license to develop projects.

With the Feed-in Tariff program under Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act, community participation of renewables in Ontario has increased dramatically since 2010.

Read moreThis report outlines the environmental, social, and economic benefits of locally owned and operated renewable power.

CED Videos

Voices of the Impact Economy: Michael Lewis and Michel Bauwens on Economic Democracies

In this podcast, Tammy Lea Meyer chats with Michael Lewis and Michel Bauwens on economic democracies and shared commons.

Voices of the Impact Economy: Michael Lewis and Michel Bauwens on Economic Democracies

Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

Webinar: Effective Facilitation
August 20 | Webinar

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

Information Webinar: CoopZone On-line Training Program
September 14  | Webinar

Placemaking Leadership Forum
September 14-17 | Vancouver, BC

Social Venture Institute
September 14-18 | Cortes Island, BC

Yes In My Back Yard Festival
September 24 | Toronto, ON

Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
September 26 | Winnipeg, MB

Community Change Institute
September 26-30 | Toronto, ON

23rd Annual National Cando Conference & Annual General Meeting
October 3-6 | Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

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

Building Vibrant Rural Futures: Mobilizing Knowledge and Informing Policy
October 12-15 | Guelph, ON

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

Moving to Impact - Responsible Investing in Canada
October 19-20 | Ottawa, ON

Nonprofit Driven | ONN Conference 2016
October 19-20 | Toronto, ON

2016 Gathering: Manitoba's CD/CED Conference
October 21 | Winnipeg, MB

The Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab In Canada
November 1-3 | Toronto, ON

Canadian Worker Coop Federation 25th Anniversary Conference and AGM Announcement
November 3-5 | Vancouver, BC

Local Prosperity 2016: A Regional Conference on New Economics for Rural Canada
November 3-6 | Miramichi, NB

CRISES International Conference 2017: From Emergences to Recognition - Paths of Innovation
April 6-7, 2017 | Montreal, QB

49th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness
May 2-4 | Halifax, NS

Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2017
May 10-12
Social Enterprise Council of Canada and CCEDNet-Manitoba | Winnipeg, MB

Find more events

CED Jobs

Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator
Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Winnipeg,  Manitoba
Deadline: Monday, 22 August

Program Coordinator
Next Up
Winnipeg,  Manitoba
Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August

Events and Engagement Coordinator
The Canadian CED Network
Winnipeg,  Manitoba
Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August

Communications and Outreach Coordinator
The Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association (DMSMCA)
Winnipeg,  Manitoba
Deadline: Tuesday, 23 August

Director of Programs
Resource Assistance for Youth
Winnipeg,  Manitoba
Deadline: Friday, 2 September

See more jobs.


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