National CED News: November 3, 2016

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Call for Nominations: Co-develop a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy with the Government of Canada

Include. Act. Transform!

The Government of Canada wants to outline a new vision for social innovation and social finance. Be part of the Steering Group that will co-create the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy.

The Government is looking for 15 leaders, practitioners and experts with:

  • knowledge and expertise in the areas of social innovation and/or social finance, including social enterprise and social economy;
  • ability to participate constructively in policy discussions; and
  • ability to mobilize networks and build consensus.
Read moreDeadline: November 21, 2016
 

Call for Papers: Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 2017 Conference

What if...we worked together to build a better worldThe Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research(ANSER) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

The conference, to be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions.Read more

Deadline:  January 11, 2017
 

Toronto Enterprise Fund Introduces the Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund for Social Enterprise

Hon. Minister Bains MP

The Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF), a unique funding partnership of United Way Toronto & York Region, the City of Toronto, the Ontario Ministry of Community & Social Services, and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, has added a new fund to its program of supports for social enterprises in the city.

The Mixed Capital Opportunities Fund (Mixed Cap) will support the expansion of early stage, high growth non-profit social enterprises by providing a hybrid form of capital, comprised of a combined loan (50%) and grant (50%). 

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RDÉE Canada Announces Winners of the 2016 Small and Medium Business' Awards

HOMELESSNESS Partnering StrategyThe Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité du Canada, (RDÉE Canada) has presented trophies to the six winners of the 2016 Small and Medium Business’ Awards.

This is the seventh award ceremony. The event is an opportunity for all Canadians to applaud the excellent entrepreneurial skills of businesspeople in the country’s Francophone and Acadian communities.

The national selection committee awarded prizes in five categories based on strict criteria for assessing the winning businesses...Read more
 

Submission to the 2017/18 Winnipeg Budget Consultation Logos of signatories on letter to Hon. Stéphane Dion

CCEDNet-Manitoba has, in response to the City of Winnipeg's invitation for pre-budget submissions, provided recommendations that bring a CED perspective to the 2017/2018 budget. The recommendations below are based on policy resolutions that have been endorsed by our membership. The first recommendation calls for a comprehensive Winnipeg poverty reduction strategy, and the recommendations that follow would be well situated within such a strategy.

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CED Blogs        

Co-ops Remain Sturdy Businesses Gabriel Salathé-Beaulieu

Blog by Keith Taylor

You can argue that the economy has largely bounced back from the state it was in seven years ago, but it's no secret that traditional community economic development models have stalled and often fail.

But one approach to community economic development is rapidly gaining attention: cooperative business development.

Historically, many co-ops in energy, telecommunications, finance and agriculture have exhibited greater resilience than investor-owned firms and provided enhanced development returns to their local communities. Public entrepreneurs and government officials need to be made aware that co-ops can spur job growth, boost local economies and bring about greater resilience due to their community-service orientation...Read more

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CED Resources   

Social Enterprise and the Solutions Economy: A Toolkit for Manitoba First Nations Co-operative Innovation Project

Social Enterprise and the Solutions Economy is a chance to share those stories, and to profile some of the 2 successes of First Nations in building healthy, sustainable local economies. We will talk about social enterprise, a new way of doing business that is good for the earth and for the community. We will talk about the solutions economy, where economic tools are used to in socially responsible ways to address challenges faced by communities. We will talk about how these approaches can help bring prosperity to First Nations by creating local jobs and providing solutions to entrenched community challenges.
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CCEDNet-Manitoba 2017 Budget Submission An Army of Problem Solvers: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy

CCEDNet-Manitoba has, in response to the Manitoba government's invitation for pre-budget submissions, provided recommendations that bring a CED perspective to the 2017/2018 budget. Our submission, which was sent to the Hon. Cameron Friesen, M.L.A., Minister of Finance, includes 10 budget recommendations based on policy resolutions that have been developed, debated and endorsed by the members of CCEDNet-Manitoba.Read more


 

Enabling Local Investing in Alberta: The Role of Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs)

Entrepreneurs in Alberta are seeking access to affordable capital to grow and expand their businesses. Albertans often want to invest in small, locally-owned businesses that benefit their communities — businesses that provide positive social and environmental returns, in addition to financial returns. However, regulatory barriers prevent potential investors from supporting local small business in Alberta. By enabling the creation of Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs), the Government of Alberta can play an instrumental role in meeting these needs and connecting supply and demand.Read more


CED Videos

Saskatoon's Core Communities Shine (Can't Stop the Feeling)

No matter what part of the world we live in, there is some form of division whether it be socioeconomically based, discriminatory etc,. But what this videos purpose is, is to create unity, and foster connectedness and we capture that through dancing.


Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

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

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

Local Prosperity 2016
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

Conversations for the Common Good: Meetup & Networking Series
November 9 | Halifax, NS

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

Social Impact Bonds: Educational Talk
November 14 | Winnipeg, MB

Leverage Grants to Build Your Non-Profit Social Enterprise!
November 15 | Toronto, ON

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

Winnipeg Social Finance Forum CCEDNet Event
November 15 | Winnipeg, MB

Evaluating Community Impact
November 15-17 | Hamilton, ON

Enabling Community Investment in New Brunswick CCEDNet Event
November 16 | Webinar

CCEDNet New Member Virtual Meetup CCEDNet Event
November 17 | Webinar

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

National Social Enterprise Feasibility Planning Workshop
November 22 | Webinar

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

Co-op Basics Workshop
November 29 | Edmonton, AB

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

State of the Inner City Report Launch 2016
December 13 | 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

Leverage Grants to Build Your Non-Profit Social Enterprise!
January 17, 2017 | Toronto, ON

Community Engagement: The Next Generation
March 7-9 , 2017 | Vancouver, BC

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

C2UExpo 2017
May 1-5, 2017 | Vancouver & Surrey, BC

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

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

Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) 2017 Conference
May 31- June 2, 2017 | Toronto, ON

2017 National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
September 18-20, 2017 | Calgary, AB


Find more events
 

CED Jobs

Client Services Manager
Winnipeg Harvest
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: November 4

Sustainable Transportation Project Coordinator
Green Action Centre
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: November 7

Development Associate
New Economy Coalition
Boston (remote applications considered)
Deadline: November 7

Client Services Associate
Winnipeg Harvest
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: November 9

FoodShare Executive Director
FoodShare Toronto
Toronto, ON
Deadline: November 11

Member Services Coordinator
Peg City Car Co-op
Winnipeg, MB 
Deadline: November 14

Social Enterprise Developer
Common Good Solutions
Cape Breton, NS
Deadline: November 15

Community Economic Development Officer
Fogo Island Economic Development Partnership
Newfoundland and Labrador
Deadline: November 21

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


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