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Help Craft an Inclusive Innovation Agenda for CanadaCanada's Innovation 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?"  This is a unique and urgent opportunity to show support for social Read moreenterprise and community economic development — it only takes a few minutes to make your voice heard! 

An Engaging Meeting with the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos Ryan Gibson, Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Michael Toye

On September 9th, CCEDNet Board President Ryan Gibson and Executive Director Michael Toye met with the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

His department, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), is responsible for many areas of particular interest to CCEDNet members, including a national poverty reduction strategy, labour market transfer agreements and employment development programs, a national housing strategy, the creation of a national disabilities act, and the creation of Read morea social innovation and social finance strategy.

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.

Government of Canada Announces the Tackling Poverty Together ProjectTackling Poverty Together Project

The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, has announced the Tackling Poverty Together Project. This project will consist of conducting case studies in six communities to provide a regional perspective as well as a broader understanding of poverty in communities across the country. It will also allow the Government to hear directly from Canadians living in Read morepoverty and learn from organizations who deliver poverty reduction programs.

New International Centre for Knowledge Transfer on Social & Solidarity EconomyC.I.T.I.E.S.

At the closing plenary session of the GSEF2016, the mayor of Montréal, Mr. Denis Coderre, unveiled the creation of a new international organization based in Montréal in partnership with Seoul, Mondragón, and Barcelona: the International Read moreCentre for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer on the Social and Solidarity Economy (C.I.T.I.E.S.).

Ontario Centres of Excellence Expands Program for Social EntrepreneursOntario Centres of Excellence: Where Next Happens

Launched by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in collaboration with Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), the Ontario Social Impact Voucher program will provide services and resources through the distribution of up to 200 Social Impact Vouchers with a value of up to $3,000 per voucher to social Read moreentrepreneurs and enterprises. The deadline for social enterprises applying for vouchers is July 31, 2017.

New Funding in Alberta for Community and Regional Economic DevelopmentCommunity and Regional Economic Support program

Through the new Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program, communities in every corner of Alberta will have access to $30 million over two years. The money will help pay for locally developed projects that promote long-term economic growth and Read morediversification, particularly projects that communities and municipalities could not necessarily fund on their own.

CED Strategy for Vancouver's DTES to Propose Solutions to Systemic Challenges

Downtown Eastside MarketIn March 2016, following a call for participation from the City of Vancouver, 30 organizations came together to form the Community Economic Development Strategic Action (CEDSA) Committee. This diverse group is working together to support the Local Economy goals of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) Local Area Plan and propose new solutions to systemic challenges, which will Read morecoalesce in a comprehensive economic development strategy for the DTES.

Federal Government Launches National Social Enterprise DirectoryDirectory of Canadian Social Enterprises

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has launched a Directory of Canadian Social Enterprises to increase the visibility of social enterprises and provide procurement opportunities. The directory allows social enterprises to self-identify and promote the goods and service they provide. It allows corporations that have supplier diversity programs, government procurement officers, and companies looking to support social minded organizations Read moreto connect with social enterprises. Register your social enterprise in the Directory today

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 Read moreactivities (construction, employment of marginalized, catering, arts and culture, environment, and more). 

Funding Opportunities

Social Enterprise Stimulus Ottawa Now Accepting ProposalsNow Accepting Proposals: Social Enterprise Stimulus Ottawa

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. Social Enterprises can apply to receive up to $5000 in loan capital. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive up to an additional 50% in grant capital. Read more

Deadlines: September 30, 2016 &
January 16, 2017

CED Blogs        

Social welfare for all: The potential of a Social Solidarity Economy Yvon Poirier

Blog by Yvon Poirier

2016 is the first year of the ambitious United Nations plan to achieve sustainable development by 2030. What is striking is the close link of many, if not most, of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to issues related to social welfare, social justice, human rights, health and education, housing, food and nutrition, in other words to all aspects of human life that Read moreare at the core of the International Council on Social Welfare's (ICSW) work.

Major step for social enterprise in Canada...federal government launches social enterprise directory...David LePage

Blog by David LePage

With little fanfare the Federal government has taken a major step forward this week in supporting the social enterprise sector – providing clarity on a definition and supporting the development of a national directory. The directory defines social enterprise as “an enterprise that seeks to achieve social, cultural or environmental aims through the sale of goods and services. The social enterprise can be for-profit or not-for-profit but the Read moremajority of net profits must be directed to a social objective with limited distribution to shareholders and owners.”

Report Puts Forward a Model to Support Manitoba-based Social Enterprises Darcy Pennerto Seize Opportunities

Blog by Darcy Penner

It’s been a long, long time since it was a novel insight to say “a penny of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” But no matter how common the concepts of root causes and preventive or upstream investments become, our institutions have not scaled these investments to the levels our communities need.Read more

Employee Ownership Can Help Create a Generative EconomyMichelle Strutzenberger

Blog by Michelle Strutzenberger 

In her 20 years of publishing about socially-responsible business and investing, author and new economy thought leader Marjorie Kelly has seen too often how well-meaning business people seeking to “do good things” find the ownership design of the business working against their intentions. This is especially the case with publicly traded companies. When ownership is held in capital markets, profit maximization tends to be the focus. The profit-maximizing economy also tends to concentrate wealth.

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

CED Resources   

Inclusive Employment for Canadians with Disabilities Employment for Canadians with Disabilities 

In this Institute for Research on Public Policy study, Michael Prince analyzes the employment situation and the policy context for working-age adults with mental or physical disabilities. He finds a disproportionate number of them are unemployed, even if they are able and wish to participate in the labour force. Prince proposes a six-point strategy for governments to Read moreimprove labour force participation by people with disabilities.

A model for addressing the challenges of upstream investment in human services Funding Revolutions Full Report

This report presents a model for a publicly financed pay-for-success investment fund, specifically designed to invest in innovative, preventive initiatives. Centrally located in the Manitoba government, the fund would be in a unique position to find cross-departmental opportunities. The fund would be a revolving fund, meaning the savings it creates for departments through its investments would replenish the fund. The Read moreresult would be greater resources towards prevention, at a scale much greater than the status quo.

An Analytic Framework for Community-Led DevelopmentPhases of Community-Led Development

Community-led development (CLD) is a science. Many of our member organizations have developed systematic CLD methodologies. Our latest review of those methodologies highlights at least 14 distinct categories of intervention—across four phases shown in the table below—to empower communities to successfully take charge of their own development on a sustainable Read morebasis. We intend to develop and use this framework to study, compare and share approaches and best practices.

CED Videos

Social Enterprise 101

Video from Common Good Solutions.

Social Enterprise 101

Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

Social Entrepreneurship Day
September 16 | Calgary, AB

Doing Business Differently (Toronto)
September 19 | Toronto, ON

State of Rural Canada: Panel Discussion Webinar
September 20 | Webinar 

Co-op Basics Workshop
September 20 | Calgary, AB

Doing Business Differently (London)
Thursday, September 22, 2016
London Central Library
London  Ontario

Doing Business Differently (Windsor)
September 23 | Windsor, ON

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

Doing Business Differently (Welland)
September 26 | Welland, ON

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

Community Change Institute
September 26-30 | Toronto, ON

Doing Business Differently (Penetanguishene)
September 28 | Penetanguishene, ON

Rural Talks to Rural (R2R) Conference
September 28-30 | Blyth, 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

Co-operative Merit Awards Banquet
October 17 | Regina, SK

Facilitating Partnerships Workshop: Skills Needed For Building Cooperation, Collaboration & Coalition
October 19 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Free Money, Mission and Strategy Clinic: Mapping Your Organization's Financial Future
October 25-26 | Thunder Bay, ON

Social Finance Forum 2016
October 27-28 | Toronto, ON

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

The Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations & Participatory Leadership
November 8-10 | Calgary, AB

Alberta Community and Co-operative Association MLA Reception
November 22 | Edmonton, AB

LITE's 20th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
November 25 | Winnipeg, MB

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, 2017 | Halifax, NS

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

Find more events

CED Jobs

Interim Operations Manager (parental leave position)
Winnipeg, MB 
Deadline: September 16, 2016

Construction Trades Trainer
Building Up
Toronto, ON 
Deadline: September 16, 2016

Project Coordinator
Career Trek
Winnipeg, MB 
Deadline: September 18, 2016

Early Childhood Educator II/III
Career Trek
Winnipeg, MB 
Deadline: September 19, 2016

Research and Communications Assistant
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities
Winnipeg, MB 
Deadline: September 21, 2016

Northern Development Advisor
Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Thunder Bay, ON 
Deadline: September 27, 2016

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Community Economic Development
University of California, Davis
Davis,  California
Deadline: October 14, 2016

See more jobs.


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