National CED News: October 19, 2016

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The Manitoba Gathering is here!

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 Friday, October 21st, at St John's High School in Winnipeg

Happy Co-op Week!What if...we worked together to build a better world

This Co-op Week, CCEDNet member Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada joins a global campaign of co-operators from 15 countries (and counting) who are asking “what if” our co-op advantages were well understood by all people, and available to more people? What if… those who know what a successful co-operative can do to improve people’s lives shared the news and dispelled the misperceptions about Read moreco-operation? It’s a message of hope for economic progress and working together. Please enjoy and share the video! 

$2M in Funding for Women's Entrepreneurship to PARO

Hon. Minister Bains MPCongratulations to CCEDNet member PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise who hosted the Hon. Navdeep Bains, federal Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, during an announcement of $2 million in investment to help women entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium-sized companies in Northern Ontario. The funding will allow women to get the Read moreskills training they need to raise the venture capital required to expand their businesses.

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.

Federal Discussion Paper "Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy"

On October 4, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, presented his discussion paper entitled Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy to the members of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA). This paper is designed to Read moreopen a dialogue on the subject of poverty reduction in Canada and provides context and background information on this important issue. Broader consultation activities are planned for 2017.

Call for Proposals for Innovative Solutions to Help Prevent and Reduce Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS Partnering StrategyOn September 26, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced two calls for proposals under the Innovative Solutions to Homelessness funding stream of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The two calls for proposals are seeking projects with innovative approaches and ideas that aim to Read moreprevent and reduce homelessness, particularly among Indigenous Canadians, youth, women fleeing violence and veterans.

CED Blogs        

Social Entrepreneurship or Social Economy: Does it Make a Difference?Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu

Blog by Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu

Social entrepreneurship is increasingly popular among Canadian youth. Its popularity stems from a variety of reasons, including changes in youth’s values and career aspirations, as well as an increase in the availability of infrastructure supporting this trend. Perhaps the best example of this last point is the McConnell Foundation’s multimillion dollar strategy, under the RECODE program, to fund dozens of universities and colleges across Canada (including Carleton University) in an attempt to “redesign public institutions from the inside out; to disrupt Read morebusiness as usual; to found and grow new social enterprises […] in order to achieve a more just, sustainable and beautiful world.”

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CED Resources   

The Co-operative Innovation Project Co-operative Innovation Project

The Co-operative Innovation Project (CIP), a two-year pilot project funded by Federated Cooperatives Limited, was created to examine two questions: is the co-op model feasible in rural and Aboriginal communities in western Canada, and if so, Read morewhat is needed to inspire rural and Aboriginal communities to explore and create co-operatives that thrive?

An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions EconomyAn Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy

First Nations reconciliation has to include rebuilding local economies. Problem solvers such as social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and the small farm movement are demonstrating we can tackle society's most stubborn problems affordably. How do we reinvent government to make it all happen?

About the Author

Shaun Loney, a longtime member of the Canadian CED Network, is an Ashoka Fellow (first in Canadian Prairies) and Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (2014). He has co-founded and mentored 11 social enterprises including BUILD Inc (2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the year and 2013 Manitoba Apprenticeship Employer of the Year). Shaun was Director of Read moreEnergy Policy for the Government of Manitoba (2002-2008 and political advisor to Gary Doer's NDP (1997-2002).

Starting Strong: Rural Community Economic Development Planning & Assessment Guide

When small communities begin to think about developing and diversifying their economies, they often ask, “Where do we start?”

Sometimes the question comes from a new council member who has been appointed to focus on economic development. Other times, it is a staff person, citizen or member of a community-based organization Read morewho wants to know the most effective ways of creating a better, more economically resilient community.

CED Videos

What Does CED Mean to You? | Louise Simbandumwe

We asked CCEDNet Members:
What does Community Economic Development mean to them, why it's important, and why they're members of CCEDNet. 

Louise Simbandumwe

Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

Common Ground Co-operative's 6th Annual Bowlathon and Silent Auction Fundraiser
October 20 | North York, ON

CED Case Study and Social with Alisha Maxfield
October 20 | Vancouver, BC

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

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
October 25 | Webinar

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

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
October 27 | Toronto, 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

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
November 3 | Saskatoon, SK

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

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
November 6 | Winnipeg, MB

Indigenous Innovation Summit
November 7-9 | Edmonton, AB

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
November 9 | Toronto, ON

Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job
November 10 | St. Catharines, ON

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

Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes
November 15-17 | Hamilton, ON

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

Inclusion Works '16: A Gathering of Changemakers
November 22-24 | Banff, AB

National Social Enterprise Feasibility Planning Workshop
November 22 | Webinar

seCatalyst Gala
November 24 | Victoria, BC

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

CRISES International Conference 2017
April 6-7, 2017 | Montréal, QC

49th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness
May 2-4, 2017 | Halifax, NS

Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2017 CCEDNet Event
May 10-12, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB

2017 National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
September 2017 | Calgary, AB

Find more events

CED Jobs

Communications Intern
Food Matters Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: October 20

Associate Director, Campaign
United Way of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: October 21

24 Hour Safe Space Outreach Worker (Full Time)
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: October 24

24 Hour Safe Space Outreach Worker (Part Time)
Spence Neighbourhood Association
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: October 24

Community Economic Developer Coordinator
Just Food
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: October 25

Administrative Assistant
Just Food
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: October 25

Medicinal Plants Target Market Analyst - Volunteer in Peru
Cuso International
Ottawa, ON 
Deadline: January 30, 2017

See more jobs.


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