National CED News: February 8, 2017

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EconoUs2017: Innovating for Shared Prosperity (September 13-15, 2017, Calgary, Alberta)

Call for Workshop Proposals for EconoUs2017: Deadline February 28

We are now accepting workshop proposals for EconoUs2017, the national community economic development conference in Calgary, September 13-15, 2017!

How are you building THRIVING COMMUNITIES?

What are you doing to create GOOD JOBS in your community? 


Preference will be given to proposals that clearly outline the relevance to community economic development by aligning with one or more of the 3 conference themes above.

Submit a workshop proposal

CED News

2017 Strengthening Non-Profits Workshops in WinnipegStrengthening Non-Profits Workshops in Winnipeg

CCEDNet-Manitoba hosts a number of "Strengthening Non-Profits" workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics identified through engagement and consultation with our members and partners. Check out the following offerings in 2017. For more information or to let us know about a customized Build-Your-Own Read moreworkshop you'd like to see, contact Jenna Drabble at

Using Tax Credits to Build Nonprofit Effectiveness, Community & the EconomyNonprofit Quarterly (NPO)

A new construction project in urban East Baltimore aims to use federal funding to achieve a number of progressive goals. Volunteers of America Chesapeake has leased space to Arcturus Growthstar Technologies, which received funding from CBO Financial to build indoor Read morevertical farming facilities that will employ and train ex-offenders.

Together 2030CCEDNet has Joined Together 2030

Together 2030 is a civil society initiative that promotes national implementation and track progress of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As part of Together 2030 we aim to generate knowledge and project voices from different civil society and stakeholders around the world on the challenges and opportunities for the 2030 Agenda. We bring together actors to Read morediscuss the way to formulate and implement roadmaps at national level and hold governments to account at all levels.

New Fund for Sustainable Economic Development in Churchill RegionCommunity Futures Manitoba

In response to the economic instability facing the Town of Churchill and surrounding region following the announcement of the closure of the Port of Churchill and associated reductions in rail service, Community Futures Manitoba (CFM), a member of the Canadian CED Network, has announced a $4.6 Million fund.

The fund is to encourage short and long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of local Read moreeconomies, facilitate economic adjustment and enable collaboration and partnerships leading to enterprise opportunities.

Applications Open for Renewed Rural Economic Development ProgramOntario government logo

Ontario's Rural Economic Development (RED) program helps rural communities remove barriers to community economic development. The RED program provides cost-share funding to rural communities, Indigenous communities and organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.

The objective of the RED program is to support:

  • Evidence-based planning projects
  • Implementation of projects that contribute to economic competitivenessRead more

Deadline: July 31, 2017

CED Blogs        

Do You Know the True Meaning of Wealth? Laurence Audette-Lagueux

Blog by Amanda McKellar

Did you know that the word “wealth” actually comes from the Old English weal—meaning well-being—and th—meaning condition? The word literally means, “the conditions of well-being.”

Wealth isn’t just about your finances. It’s about personal and cultural identity. It’s about skills, knowledge and abilities. It’s about relationships. It’s about having a safe home and access to transportation. Of Read morecourse, finances play a role in genuine wealth, but they aren’t the factor.

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   

Wise Practices in Indigenous inditerra (revue internationale sur l'Autochtonie)Community Economic Development

After examining different approaches to Indigenous economic development, this article reviews literature and studies of best practices in Aboriginal community and economic development. Drawing on the conclusions of these best practices studies, it identifies what are felt to be the seven key factors of success for Indigenous community economic development, or “wise practices”. The concept of wise practices provides for Read moreIndigenous knowledge and experience to lay a foundation for a strengths based approach to community economic development.

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)Strong Neighbourhoods

In recent years, the neighbourhood has gained increasing attention as a venue and vehicle for social change. Interest in neighbourhood, or place-based, development has escalated in concert with the body of research identifying the ways in which neighbourhoods can influence both individual well-being across the lifespan and Read morethe social and economic conditions of cities, for better or for worse.

CED Videos

Momentum Calgary: Wealth Auditors Episode 1

"Wealth Auditors" from Momentum investigate the variety of wealth created by High Tails Pet Resort which Debbie Zelez started in a basement with a Momentum micro loan.

Momentum Calgary: A Better Life, Full Film

Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

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

Planning for Your Organization's Financial Sustainability CCEDNet Event
February 8-March 22 | Winnipeg, MB

Tools for Great Facilitation CCEDNet Event
February 10 | Winnipeg, MB

The ABCs of Starting a Social Enterprise
February 14 | Webinar

Understanding Non-Profit Organizations, Social Enterprises and Co-ops as a Business Model
February 14 | St. Boniface, MB

Worker Co-ops 101
February 21 | Webinar

Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
February 27 | Winnipeg, MB

Community Report Back and Consultation: Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy
March 3 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Community Development as Community Organizing: Building People Power for Social Change CCEDNet Event
March 10 | Winnipeg, MB

Worker Co-ops 101
March 14 | Webinar

kNOw Poverty Fundraising Concert
March 16 | Winnipeg, MB

Cities Reducing Poverty: When Business Is Engaged
April 4-6 | Hamilton, ON

The Power of Story: A Toolbox for Action CCEDNet Event
April 5 | Winnipeg, MB

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

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

2017 Creating Intersections for Growth Conference
May 2-4 | Saskatoon, SK

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

Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results CCEDNet Event
May 3 | Winnipeg, MB

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

Understanding Fundraising
June 8 | Winnipeg, MB

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

EconoUs2017, the National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
September 13-15 | Calgary, AB

Different by Design: Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity
September 20-23 | Nelson, BC

Find more events

CED Jobs

Director of Programs and Services
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Interim Director
DTES Community Economic Development Strategic Action Committee
Vancouver, BC
Deadline: February 19, 2017

Social Enterprise Catalyst
Urban Matters
Vancouver, BC
Deadline: February 28, 2017

See more jobs.


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