National CED News: October 03, 2016

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Ontario's Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund Issues $2m Call for Proposals

Ontario's Social Enterprise Strategy will help social enterprises grow their businesses, enter new markets & create jobs.The Government of Ontario is launching a second $2-million round of the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) as part of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016 - 2021. This round will support the development of financially sustainable and scalable Read moresocial enterprises by addressing key challenges faced by social enterprises, such as access to capital.

Deadline: November 4

CCEDNet and Partners Call for Federal Leadership on the SSE GloballyLogos of signatories on letter to Hon. Stéphane Dion

In a letter sent to Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) and partners highlight the remarkable leadership by Canadians in the global Read moremovement for the social solidarity economy (SSE) and urge the government to build on this leadership.

The Gathering: Bringing Manitoba's Community Builders Together

Include Act Transform!The annual Manitoba Community Development/Community Economic Development Gathering is back and the theme for this year is "Include. Act. Transform." It is a clear call to action, encouraging us to collaborate and bridge gaps between different groups within our communities as we work to build a more equitable and sustainable society.Read more

Join us on October 21st at St John's High School in Winnipeg

Building a Vibrant Social Enterprise Landscape: Lessons from Scotland

Building a Vibrant Social Enterprise Landscape: Lessons from ScotlandIn early September, a pan-Canadian group of social enterprise stakeholders visited Scotland to tour the landscape. Hosted by Community Enterprise in Scotland, the largest third sector business support provider in Scotland, the group met with government representatives, intermediaries, and a diverse mix of social enterprises. This webinar, with presentations from David LePage, Nabeel Ahmed, and Darcy Penner, will cover key findings from the tour and share reflections for the continued evolution of the social enterprise landscape in Canada.Read more

WEBINAR: October 7 at 12pm EDT

Volunteers Sought for Women's Economic Council Technical Working Group

A National Engagement ProjectCCEDNet member, the Women’s Economic Council (WEC), is looking for a few good women and men to participate in a virtual, national Technical Working Group.  Volunteers will help WEC develop some of the technical specifications for WEC’s new online portal.Read more

New Program Promotes the Expansion of Collective Enterprises in OntarioConseil de la coopération de l'Ontario

Up to twenty-five Francophone and bilingual collective businesses in Ontario will be eligible to receive a grant to improve their services thanks to a partnership between the Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO), a member of the Canadian Read moreCED Network, and Ontario Centres of Excellence under the Ontario Social Impact Vouchers' program.

Apply for the Fair Trade Show Young Social Entrepreneur ContestYoung Social Entrepreneur Contest

The Fair Trade Show has launched their Young Social Entrepreneur Contest for 2017! Each year The Fair Trade Show provides one emerging, youth-led business with the opportunity to exhibit for free. This year they are including the local community in their quest to find the Read morewinning business!

Deadline: November 15

CED Blogs        

New Report Puts Forward a Model to Support Manitoba-based Social Enterprises to Seize OpportunitiesDarcy Penner

Blog by Darcy Penner

There is growing consensus across the political spectrum that it is more cost effective to invest in preventing social problems, before crisis occurs, than it is to invest in addressing the problem further down the road. However, significant barriers prevent this from happening. The report, completed by Purpose Capital, addresses these barriers while presenting a model for making upstream investments in human services through a Read morepublicly-financed, pay-for-success investment fund, specifically designed to invest in innovative, preventive initiatives.

Let's Talk About Jobs—And Ownership

Miriam Axel-LuteBlog by Miriam Axel-Lute

Community economic development is not just a matter of helping some households to get jobs and pay their bills. Done thoughtfully, it’s about shifting the location of economic power. As Gar Alperovitz writes, "One part of linking project-based work to systemic change efforts must involve creating institutions of democratized ownership of wealth (rather than elite individual ownership)—institutions that can generate revenue, provide jobs, and build up an independent Read moreeconomic base for the community over time."

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Community Benefits in Practice and in Policy: Lessons from the US and the UK 

Community Benefits in Practice and in Policy

Interest in community benefits has been growing in Ontario over the last few years, as a way of ensuring that public and private infrastructure investments foster prosperity and well-being in the communities where those projects take place. In October 2015, Dina Graser was contracted to research how community benefits could produce Read moremeaningful change for low-income communities, and to make practical recommendations as how to best advance the field in Ontario.

Business Vitality Initiative Community Handbook Business Vitality Initiative Community Handbook

The Business Vitality Initiative process and the content in this toolkit were developed by and remain the intellectual property of the Centre for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL). Through a dynamic partnership between CIEL and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), a member of the Canadian CED Network, this bilingual community handbook is a tool which will be used to Read moreenhance business vitality in Quebec and provide opportunity for the English-speaking and broader community to work together.

Beyond Economic Survival: 97 Ways Small Communities Can Thrive 

Beyond Economic Survival: 97 Ways Small Communities Can ThriveWhatever "quality of life" means, does your community have a good enough supply of it to attract new citizens with varying interests, retain its existing citizens, and inspire them all? CIEL's Community Vitality Initiative (CVI) measures community leaders' and citizens' perceptions about the quality of life in their Read morecommunity and compares the scores to those from other communities using a unique graphic index (the Community Vitality Index). 

CED Videos

Yvon Poirier at the UN High Level Event on the Social and Solidarity Economy

On September 20, 2016, Yvon Poirier, Board Secretary for the Canadian CED Network, gave a presentation at the high-level event on “Social and solidarity economy (SSE): key sector for a sustainable urban development” at the United Nations headquarters in New York

Yvon Poirier at the UN High Level Event on the Social and Solidarity Economy

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Events Calendar

Sustainability Night 20X20
October 3 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Community Development Financial Institutions as Health Equity
October 5 | Webinar

Building a Vibrant Social Enterprise Landscape: Lessons from Scotland CCEDNet Event
October 7 | Webinar

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

A Game Changer Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy and Evaluation
October 14 | Webinar

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

CCEDNet New Member Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
October 17 | Webinar

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 CCEDNet Event
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

Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You?
November 3 | St Catharines, ON

Solidarity Works: Canadian Worker Coop Federation 25th Anniversary Conference
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

CCEDNet New Member Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
November 17 | Webinar

Buy Out the Boss
November 17 | St. Catharines, ON

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

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

Knowing Your Niche: Focused Program Planning CCEDNet Event
November 30 | Winnipeg, MB

CCEDNet New Member Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
December 15 | Webinar

CCEDNet Prairies Members Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 10 | Webinar

CCEDNet BC Members Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 10 | Webinar

CCEDNet Atlantic Members Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 11 | Webinar

CCEDNet Ontario Members Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 11 | Webinar

CCEDNet Northern Members Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
January 12 | Webinar

Find more events

CED Jobs

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

Program Lead – Housing Plus program
Winnipeg Rental Network
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: October 14, 2016

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