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New Holiday Gift Guide Promotes Ontario Social EnterprisesSocial Enterprise Gift Guide

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.Read more

Shaun Loney"Connecting People Who Most Need the Work with the Work that Most Needs to be Done"

Longtime community economic development (CED) practitioner and social enterprise developer, Shaun Loney, was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti on CBC's The Current last Tuesday regarding his latest book An Army of Problem Solvers. Loney has co-founded Read moreand mentored 11 social enterprises including two organizational members of the Canadian CED Network, BUILD and Aki Energy.

Do a great deal, Buy SocialHappy Holidays from CCEDNet! CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2016

Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year? We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. See anything missing from this list? Read moreWe will be adding more tips between now and Christmas so don't hesitate to send your additions to

2018 National CED Conference: Call for Expressions of InterestThe Canadian CED Network logo

CCEDNet members and partners interested in hosting the 2018 National CED Conference are invited to submit an expression of interest. The national conference is a vital part of a dynamic pan-Canadian movement for community economic development.  

Expressions of interest should include the following:Read more

  • Reasons for interest
  • Experience and capacity to organize a large event
  • Potential local, provincial or regional partners
  • Potential sponsorship or funding sources and amounts, both cash and in-kind.

New Community Innovation Fund for Québec English-Speaking CommunitiesCommunity Innovation Fund

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has invited non-profit organizations that serve English-speaking Quebecers to announce their intention to apply for the Community Innovation Fund (CIF) which will finance social initiatives to improve employability or secure basic socioeconomic security for vulnerable youth, Read moreseniors/caregivers or newcomers in Quebec's English-language communities.

Grants for Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community ProjectsGrants for Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community Projects

The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community (NMFCCC) is a group of 14 organizations and many northern Manitoba people. Why the group exists: To partner with people in northern Manitoba to create healthier, stronger communities through healthy foods and resilient local economies. As a good partner, they try to learn about and understand northern cultures, values, strengths and challenges through respectful, mutual Read moresharing of stories and ideas.

Deadline: December 16th

Call for Abstracts: Community Innovation and Social Enterprise ConferenceCall for Abstracts: Community Innovation and Social Enterprise Conference

Building on the popularity of their 2011, 2013, and 2015 conferences, the Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference regularly attracts over 200 attendees from Canada and around the world to discuss current practices, challenges, and innovations in advancing social entrepreneurship and improving community livelihoods.Read more

Submit your proposal for presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions by March 15, 2017.

CED Blogs        

Darcy PennerWinnipeg hosts its first Social Finance Forum

Blog by Darcy Penner

On an unseasonably warm November 15, 2016, around 90 people gathered in the Winnipeg Convention Centre for the first ever Winnipeg Social Finance Forum. It was a unique mix of stakeholders and individuals: financial institutions, foundations, CED leaders and practitioners, civil servants, political staff and business leaders. While it was a broad mix of stakeholders, the one-day conference had a single focus: Read morelending and investment in the social economy, including social enterprises, non-profit and cooperatives.

What the Manitoba Throne Speech Means for CED in the ProvinceKirsten Bernas

Blog by Kirsten Bernas

On Monday, November 21st, the Progressive Conservatives released their second Throne Speech, indicating the government’s upcoming priorities. CCEDNet Manitoba pays close attention to this document, as it outlines the government’s direction, and reveals where there will be opportunities and challenges for furthering our membership’s policy priorities.

In June of 2016, we wrote about how Budget 2016 responded to our membership’s priorities. The following is a similar analysis of the content in the Throne Speech.
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Do you have an interesting idea for a blog post? We're interested in publishing relevant CED lessons and successes. Contact us today!

CED Resources   

Policy Brief on Scaling the Impact of Social EnterprisesPolicy Brief on Scaling the Impact of Social Enterprises

When considering scaling social impact, the following questions should be addressed: does the service or product offered by the organisation have a significant impact on the problem it aims to solve? If the answer is “yes”, would it be possible to have the same effect on a larger scale, by including different beneficiaries or clients, as well as people (e.g. local communities) who benefit indirectly from social enterprises’ activities – potentially in different geographic locations? This leads to a key question for policy makers: how can policies contribute to this process of scaling Read moresocial enterprises’ social impact?

Unpacking ImpactCommunity Forestry in Canada

This book brings together the work of over twenty-five researchers to provide the first comparative and empirically rich portrait of community forestry policy and practice in Canada. Tackling all of the forestry regions from Newfoundland to BC, it unearths the history of community forestry, revealing surprisingly strong regional differences linked to patterns of policy-making and cultural traditions. Case studies celebrate innovative practices in governance and ecological management while uncovering significant challenges related to government support and market access.

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CED Videos

LEAP! Learning Tools: Community relations with Aaron Joe

Aaron Joe is owner/operator of Salish Soils, a facility making top-quality soil on the Sunshine Coast. Aaron is First Nations and committed to creating employment for his community.

LEAP! Learning Tools: Community relations with Aaron Joe

Click on the image to watch the video!

Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year? 

How do your values guide your holiday gifting?

Let us know!

Events Calendar

State of the Inner City Report Launch 2016
December 13 | Winnipeg, MB

LEAP! Winter Barn Raiser
December 13 | Sechelt, BC

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

Community Innovation & Social Enterprise Conference
July 12-14 | Sydney, NS

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

Find more events

CED Jobs

Food Literacy Manager
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Vancouver, BC
Deadline: December 9

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

Accessibility Program Manager
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: December 16

Senior Program Offficer - Western Region
Edmonton, AB
Deadline: December 19

Full Stack Web Developer and Administrator
Common Good Solutions
Halifax, NS
Deadline: December 19

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

See more jobs.


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