Job Opportunities with the New Social Enterprise Ecosystem Project (S4ES)
The Canadian CED Network is inviting applications for the positions of S4ES Program Director, S4ES Evaluation Manager, and S4ES Program Assistant!
The Social Enterprise Ecosystem project (S4ES) is a groundbreaking partnership between the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, the Chantier de l'économie sociale, Buy Social Canada, Social Enterprise Institute and Social Value Lab that seeks to establish a more coherent ecosystem in collaboration with the many other social enterprise developers throughout Canada.
Deadline: January 26th
Motion Tabled in House of Commons to Strengthen Canada’s Co-operatives
On November 28th, 2016, Alexandra Mendès, Member of Parliament for Brossard – Saint-Lambert, tabled Motion M-100. The purpose of Motion M-100 is to provide for the development and implementation of a strategy in order to promote and support Canada’s co-operative sector.
"My motion calls on the Government of Canada to continue to recognise the important role that co-operatives play in the Canadian economy and to ensure that Canada’s co-operatives continue to thrive," stated Mrs. Mendès.
CCEDNet Highlights from 2016
Last year was a busy one for CCEDNet. Take a look at an overview of some of our accomplishments.
Young Leaders Invited to Apply for the Active Citizens Social Enterprise Program
The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the British Council Canada are pleased to launch Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) in communities across the country. This is a chance for youth to join 150 young leaders from across Canada to learn how to use the ACSE framework to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your local community.
CCEDNet Member & CED Champion Appointed to the Order of Ontario
Longtime member of the Canadian CED Network, Ethel Côté, is among 26 new appointees to the Order of Ontario for her support of "Francophone community economic development in Ontario and Canada for 35 years."
In May, Ethel helped MC ECONOUS2016, our national CED conference, in Montréal.
Second Phase of Downtown Eastside CED Strategy Approved by Vancouver City Council
On November 30th, Vancouver city councillors approved phase II of the Community Economic Development Strategy for the Downtown Eastside. Over $350,000 will be allocated to "Quick Start Projects" and "Feasibility Studies and Program Development".
"Central to the Phase II vision is the creation of a full range of employment and income generation opportunities that are open regardless of gender, ethnicity, age or ability, with a view of the local economy as a continuum of opportunity from survival-work to formal employment."
Longtime Saskatoon Cooperator, Harold Chapman, Named to the Order of Canada
Saskatoon co-operator extraordinaire, Harold Chapman, has been named to the Order of Canada! Harold is being recognized for his seven+ decades of co-operative leadership, which has impacted people in Saskatchewan, Canada, and countries around the world. The Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, a longtime member of the Canadian CED Network, is pleased to have supported his nomination for this prestigious award.
Impak Finance Diary on Winnipeg
Blog by Laurence Audette-Lagueux
After 2 days on board the train – internet-less (much to the demise of Audrey-Anne who’s just about to breakdown) – we arrive at dawn in the surprising city of Winnipeg.
“The Peg” – as trendy locals call it – resembles a secret garden. Under a somewhat harsh allure lays an effervescent world about to explode. One finds delicious coffee shops (including The Forth and Fools & Horses, our home bases for a few days), delicious breakfasts, innovative start-ups, a social finance network unique in Canada, and dynamic entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in their environment. Our stay allows us to meet real change-makers who shape the image of their city.
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Federal Government Publishes Latest Profile of Co-operatives in Canada
Co-operatives in Canada in 2012 is an annual publication that provides national baseline data on the co-operatives sector. The Government of Canada has been collecting and publishing this data since the 1930s.
The 79th edition is based on unweighted data gathered from the 2012 and 2011 Annual Surveys of Canadian Co-operatives that are coordinated by the Co-operatives Policy Unit in the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Data from 5,043 incorporated co-operatives was collected through the survey process, including estimates for co-operatives that submitted a response to the 2011 survey and were in operation in 2012 but did not submit a complete response to the 2012 survey.
Social enterprises and the social economy going forward: A call for action
This report of the Commission Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) represents a call for action issued to the European Commission, Member States and social enterprises organisations.
It argues for a European Action Plan for the Social Economy and Social Enterprises, which would provide new impetus to promote an enabling environment for social enterprises and the social economy to flourish, building on their core values such as democratic governance, social impact, innovation, profit reinvestment or the central place given to the human in the economy.
Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia
The CCP Handbook: Comprehensive Community Planning for First Nations in British Columbia is a reference tool developed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in partnership with First Nations to support First Nations in developing and implementing their own community plans. The Handbook breaks down comprehensive community planning into manageable stages for BC communities ready to tackle the planning process.
Momentum Calgary: A Better Life, Full Film
It takes a lot to build a better life—courage, ingenuity and perseverance.
Momentum believes Calgary can be a place where people don’t just get by, but can actually get ahead. That’s why they’re actively working on systems-level initiatives that remove barriers for everyone.
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