National CED News: November 25, 2016

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Social Enterprise Gift GuideNew 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, Read morerepresenting non-profit and for-profit organizations, co-operatives and B Corps.

Financial Empowerment ChampionsMomentum 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 Read moreto 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

Doing Business DifferentlyThe 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.

Read moreOne 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-BeingVital Signs

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 Read morearound the globe to inspire civic engagement and provide focus for public dialogue.

New Report: Discussions on Social Enterprise Financing in ManitobaDiscussions 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 Read moreaccessing financing, and where sector leaders should focus their efforts to improve the Manitoba landscape.

Call for Papers: ANSER 2017 Conference

Call for Paper: ANSER 2017 ConferenceThe 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 Read morediscussions and debates and to create knowledge and change.

Deadline: January 11, 2017

CED Blogs        

Scotland's social enterprise sector & Manitoba: Lessons from across the pond Darcy Penner

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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CED Resources   

Policy Innovations for Transformative ChangePolicy Innovations for Transformative Change

The United Nation Research Institute for Social Development's (UNRISD) 2016 Flagship Report helps 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 Read morelead to social, economic and ecological justice.

Unpacking ImpactExploring 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.Read more

Status of Social Economy Development in SeoulStatus 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). Read moreThis 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. 

CED Videos

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...

Click on the image to watch the video!

EconoUs2017 Speakers Wanted

Do you know of any amazing speakers?

We'd like to hear your suggestions for EconoUs
2017, next year's National CED Conference in Calgary.

Let us know your ideas!

Events Calendar

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

Book Launch for Shaun Loney's 'An Army of Problem Solvers'
November 25 | New Westminster, BC

Co-op Basics Workshop
November 29 | Edmonton, AB

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

Social Enterprise Gathering
December 6 | Winnipeg, MB

An Army of Problem Solvers: A webinar with Shaun Loney
December 7 | Webinar CCEDNet Event

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 | Toronto, ON

First Nations Gathering on the Social Economy
February 8-9 | Quebec City, QC

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
September 13-15 | Calgary, AB

Find more events

CED Jobs

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Aki Energy
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: December 2

Writer - Marketing and Communications
Assiniboine Credit Union
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: December 5

Chief Executive Officer
Immigrant Access Fund Canada
Calgary, AB
Deadline: December 16

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

See more jobs.


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