National CED News: March 2, 2017

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CED NewsDirectory of Resources for Aboriginal Social Entrepreneurs

Directory of Resources for Aboriginal Social Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to CCEDNet member the Economic Development Commission of the Assembly of First Nations of Québec and Labrador for the successful First Nations Gathering on the Social Economy in Québec City last month.  The very useful Directory of Resources for Aboriginal Social Entrepreneurs Read moreproduced for the event is a handy guide to programs and services in Québec.

CCEDNet Members Promote Social Procurement at the WTOWTO OMC

CCEDNet members Sandra Hamilton and David LePage are in Geneva last week as key presenters in a World Trade Organization (WTO) Symposium on Sustainable Procurement.

The Symposium agenda covers the following questions:
  • What is sustainable procurement and what are its main objectives?
  • What are the key practices of sustainable procurement and how can sustainability be incorporated into the different stages of procurement?
  • How are sustainability measures in procurement processes practiced in a manner Read moreconsistent with both the principle of "best-value for money" and international trade obligations?

    #EconoUS2017 Updates

    Thank you to the many people who submitted amazing workshop proposals for EconoUs2017 coming up in Calgary, September 13-15.  The program will be finalized in the coming weeks.  Save the date to attend, and watch for registration to open in April!

        Applications Open for the $100,000 Social EnterPrizeSocial EnterPrize

        Created by the Trico Charitable Foundation in 2011, the biennial Social EnterPrize celebrate and advance leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship in Canada. Social enterprises are organizations, for-profit or not-for-profit, that blend the social and the entrepreneurial by using business models/markets to solve social problems.

        The 2017 edition of the Social EnterPrize will honour two of Canada’s leading social enterprises. Each of the recipients will receive:
        • NEW: $100,000 prize money for each recipient;
        • A video profile; and
        • An in-depth profile in a case-study undertaken Read moreby a Canadian post-secondary institution.
        Deadline: April 18th

        Canadian Women’s Foundation Economic Development Grants

        Canadian Women's FoundationThe Canadian Women’s Foundation is accepting proposals for multi-year Economic Development grants (2017-2022).

        Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

        • Self-Employment Training and Business Accelerator Programs
        • Women’s Social Enterprises
        • Read moreWomen in Trades & Technology Programs
        Deadline: March 20th

        Federal Consultations to Develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction StrategyPoverty ReductionStrategy

        In order to support the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Government of Canada is launching a consultation process to ensure that the diverse needs of Canadians and the different types of approaches used to reduce poverty across the country are considered.

        Read moreAll Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultation that will run from February until June 2017.

        CED Blogs

        How New Brunswick Non-profits are Using Entrepreneurship to Tackle PovertyLaurence Audette-Lagueux

        Blog by Cherise Letson

        Poverty is one of Saint John’s biggest issues and there’s no shortage of organizations and causes trying to solve it.

        But some organizations are taking a different, entrepreneurial approach to the problem, and the Saint John Community Loan Fund is helping lead the way.

        The Saint John Community Loan Fund got its start in 1999 as a microloan-lending program where people in the community were invited to lend money. The money was then pooled and loaned to others in the community to start businesses, get back to work or to move into better housing.

        Read more

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        CED Resources

        Launching A Green Economy for Brown People

        Ojibwe prophecies speak of a time during the seventh fire when our people will have a choice between two paths. The first path is well-worn and scorched. The second path is new and green. It is our choice as communities and as individuals how we will proceed.

        The economy of the future is the green economy. The rising price of fossil fuels will create a mandate for efficiency and the challenge of addressing climate change will require a reduction in carbon emissions from power generation, transportation and agricultural sources. With lack of action by the federal government on climate change, many cities, states and a number of tribal communities nationally have adopted policies to limit and reduce their carbon emissions.Read more

          Social Innovation Toolkit

          A new toolkit has been launched to help foster social innovation across Windsor-Essex.

          This first-of-its-kind toolkit will provide information for non-profits and entrepreneurs wanting to create innovative new products, services or approaches that address social challenges.

          The comprehensive toolkit includes:

          • Learn how to be a Social Entrepreneur
          • Social Enterprises - what they are, and how they operate.
          • Social Entrepreneurs - a person who uses a business model to solve social problems.
          • Social Innovation - building a better world, one idea at a time.
          • Social Business Model Canvas
          • Starting & Growing a Social Enterprise
          • Grants & Financing Read more

          CED Videos

          Going Local: the solution-multiplier

          A short introduction to localization. Learn more at

          Going Local: The Solution Multiplier
          Click on the image to watch the video!

          Events Calendar

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

          Groundswell Showcase Gala
          March 7 | Vancouver, BC

          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

          Co-op Housing Development Group Annual Symposium
          March 13 | Winnipeg, MB

          Worker Co-ops 101
          March 14 | Webinar

          kNOw Poverty Fundraising Concert
          March 16 | Winnipeg, MB

          Symposium on Resilience and Capacity Enhancement
          March 25 | Winnipeg, MB

          A New Economy - Documentary Screening
          March 29 | 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

          Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit
          April 21-22 | Vancouver, BC

          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

          2017 Community Indicators Symposium
          June 12-13 | Winnipeg, MB

          Synergia Summer Institute
          July 10-21 | Monte Ginezzo, Italy 

          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

          Manager, Safety, Health and Occupational Wellness
          The City of Winnipeg
          Winnipeg, MB
          Deadline: March 1

          Evaluation Coordinator
          Food Matters Manitoba
          Winnipeg, MB
          Deadline: March 3

          Program Coordinator
          Food Matters Manitoba
          Winnipeg, MB
          Deadline: March 5

          Executive Director
          Community Futures British Columbia
          Mission, BC
          Deadline: March 10

          Urban eatin
          Winnipeg, MB
          Deadline: March 13

          Communications Officer
          Edmonton, AB
          Deadline: March 17

          First Nation-municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) Program Coordinator
          Edmonton, AB
          Deadline: March 17

          S4ES Evaluation Manager
          The Canadian CED Network
          Ottawa/Gatineau, ON
          Deadline: March 19

          Director of Operations
          Chicago, Illinois
          Deadline: March 19

          See more jobs.


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