New Holiday Gift Guide Promotes Ontario Social Enterprises
The Social Enterprise Gift Guide helps you "buy social" with gifts that give twice
Each gift you buy this holiday season can have significant impact on your community. Thanks to the newly launched Social Enterprise Gift Guide, extending the impact of your gift giving is now easier than ever. The Guide features a wide variety of products created by Canada's diverse social enterprise sector, representing non-profit and for-profit organizations, co-operatives and B Corps.
Momentum and SEED Winnipeg Named Financial Empowerment Champions
CCEDNet members Momentum (in Calgary) and SEED Winnipeg were among the first organizations named in Prosper Canada's first selection of Financial Empowerment Champion organizations. Each organization will be provided with up to $150,000 in funding annually over 5 years and the training, tools and resources they need to measurably improve the financial well-being of 175,000 Canadians living on low incomes in their communities.
Five Projects Receive Grants through the Doing Business Differently Program
The Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO), a member of the Canadian CED Network, is proud to announce the recipients of five grants, as part of the Doing Business Differently program. The program is aimed at developing social enterprise projects within non-for-profit organizations. Five municipalities have benefited from this initiative: Toronto, London, Windsor, Welland and Penetanguishene.
One of the grants is to develop a Library of Things + Makerspace for the Niagara Region on which Tom Jakop, CCEDNet Communications Assistant, is working. If you'd like to get involved, contact him.
Communities Around the World Release Evaluations on Local Health and Well-Being
Communities across Canada, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world are taking a closer look at local health and well-being through their participation in Vital Signs – a global program designed to measure community vitality.
The community reports, first started by Toronto Foundation in 2001, are used by communities around the globe to inspire civic engagement and provide focus for public dialogue.
New Report: Discussions on Social Enterprise Financing in Manitoba
Social Enterprise Manitoba (an initiative of the Canadian CED Network Manitoba) is happy to announce the release of a new report, looking at the social enterprise financing landscape in Manitoba. The report authors interview members of the Winnipeg Social Finance Working Group as well as private consultants to get a snap shot of the opportunities and challenges social enterprises face for accessing financing, and where sector leaders should focus their efforts to improve the Manitoba landscape.
Call for Papers: ANSER 2017 Conference
The 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.
Deadline: January 11, 2017
Scotland's social enterprise sector & Manitoba: Lessons from across the pond
Blog by Darcy Penner
In September, Community Enterprise in Scotland hosted a group of Canadians for a week-long immersion in Scottish social enterprise programming, policy and practice. Canadians from four provinces, federal and provincial governments, social enterprise practitioners and network leaders travelled and learned together from Scotland’s thriving social enterprise sector.
And why Scotland? In 2015, Scotland had over 5000 social enterprises with over 200 new ones forming each year. With an estimated $5.8 billion (CDN $) in income employing an estimated 112,000 people, the Scottish social enterprise sector plays a key role in their economy and communities.
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Policy Innovations for Transformative Change
The United Nation Research Institute for Social Development's (UNRISD) 2016 Flagship Reporthelps unpack the complexities of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in a unique way: by focusing on the innovations and pathways to policy change, and analysing which policies and practices will lead to social, economic and ecological justice.
Exploring Impact Measurement for Social Enterprises in Ontario
The Mowat Centre's Not-for-profit Policy Research Hub developed the Unpacking Impact report to provide context on the issue of impact measurement for social enterprises in Ontario and distill the challenges into key themes. The report also identifies leading impact measurement practices for social enterprises globally. Finally it provides recommendations on a way forward for all actors in the social enterprise ecosystem.
Status of Social Economy Development in Seoul: A Case Study of Seoul
The Korean social economy has grown at a remarkable pace over the last few years, attracting attention from around the world. This report summarizes and explains the findings of the Study on the Social Economy Policies of the 25 Self-Governing Boroughs of Seoul, which the Karl Polanyi Institute Asia (KPIA) implemented in the first half of 2016 upon request from the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF). This report also summarizes some of the major social economy policy initiatives in Seoul as well as a section of the results of an opinion poll.
What Does CED Mean to You? | Walter Hossli
We asked CCEDNet Members: What does Community Economic Development mean to them? Why is it important? And, why are they a member of CCEDNet?
Here's what Walter Hossli (Momentum Calgary, CCEDNet Board of Directors) said...
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EconoUs2017 Speakers Wanted
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We'd like to hear your suggestions for EconoUs2017, next year's National CED Conference in Calgary.
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CCEDNet Members Can Now Submit Events, Tools, Blogs & Jobs Directly to the Website
Great news for CCEDNet members: you are now able to submit CED-related events, toolbox resources (e.g. research reports, case studies, books, videos, etc.), blog posts, and jobs directly to the CCEDNet website to be viewed by thousands of of people from across Canada and beyond!
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