National CED News: April 6, 2017

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Budget 2017: Seeking Inclusive Innovation

High Stakes, Clear Choices: Alternative Federal Budget 2017The 2017 federal budget makes passing reference to social enterprises and social innovation, but did not identify significant investments for community prosperity. In contrast, the 2017 Alternative Federal Budget showed how key measures such as a national neighbourhood Read morerevitalization program, a CED tax credit, a social procurement policy and community benefit agreements would create real opportunities for inclusive innovation.  

Pitch Your Social innovation Idea at Hopeful EconomicsHopeful Economics: Leadership and Innovation Summit (April 21-22, 2017, Vancouver, BC)

Do you have an idea for a business or initiative that will have positive impact in your community? Come and pitch it to a room full of potential partners at the Hopeful Economics Social Innovation Challenge in Vancouver, April 21 & 22. Hopeful Economics Read moreinvites pitches that focus on financial sustainability, positive social impact, environmental-benefit, or are spiritually-grounded.

Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise 2017Social Enterprise Council of Canada logo and CCEDNet-Manitoba logo

The Social Enterprise Council of Canada, in partnership with the CCEDNet-Manitoba, welcomes you to Winnipeg May 10-12 for the 6th Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise (CCSE2017). If you are operating a social enterprise, providing support to social entrepreneurs, offering social finance opportunities, purchasing Read morefrom social enterprises, or building capacity in social enterprise policy and networks anywhere across Canada, you will find this conference both valuable and interesting.

Registration opens soon!

Stay tuned for more information on workshops, keynote speakers, and more.



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      LITE Manitoba CED Grants 2017
      LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment)

      LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment), a member of the Canadian CED Network, is accepting grant proposals for Winnipeg initiatives that directly create jobs, or leverage new jobs, and that include skill development for inner city residents who are unemployed or Read moreunderemployed.

      Deadline: April 10, 2017

          'Co-operate Now 2017' Business Bootcamp Now Accepting Applications
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          The BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) is excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for this year's Cooperate Now program, May 4-7 in Vancouver. Co-operate Now is a 3-day intensive co-operative business education program. Co-operate Now provides information on what makes the co-operative model a unique and powerful form of social enterprise, and how to build a Read morecompetitive and socially impactful local business.

          Deadline: April 28

              CED Blogs

              Social enterprise — it’s just smart money.

              Jon DukeBlog by Jon Duke

              Creating a better future requires smart investments today. But that can be difficult when government, organizations and individuals are struggling to pay the bills. The demand for Choices for Youth’s services has increased by 70 per cent over the last four years, and that trend is sure to continue. Many not-for-profit and government organizations are facing similar demand trends.

              Read moreIn economic times such as these it is hard to invest in the future. So, we all have to make the resources we have work harder. For years Choices for Youth has been using social enterprise to do just that.

              Winnipeg Food Council Will Work Toward Enhancing Access to Local, Affordable, and Healthy FoodRob Moquin

              Blog by Rob Moquin

              The motion to create a Winnipeg Food Council was passed at City Hall on February 22nd. Together, Winnipeggers took a major step towards intentional and informed municipal food policy and a more equitable and sustainable food system in our city. Nine years after the first Food Matters Manitoba discussion of a potential Winnipeg food council, we have finally Read morearrived.

              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

              Social investment: a force for social change: UK Strategy 2016Social investment: a force for social change (2016 Strategy)

              The UK is widely recognised as the most advanced social investment market in the world. This domestic strategy outlines how, over the next 5 years, the government will:

              • use social investment to transform public servicesRead more
              • grow the social economy
              • strengthen the social investment marketplace

                CED Videos

                Halifax Music Co-Op - Stories for the Common Good

                The HMC is a fiery non-profit determined to make ensemble music accessible to everybody in Halifax.

                Halifax Music Co-Op - Stories for the Common Good
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                Call for 2017 AGM Board Nominations & Resolutions

                The Canadian CED Network is currently seeking nominations from members for four Board of Directors positions. CCEDNet members with energy and a vision for the CED movement in Canada are encouraged to submit their candidacy.

                Deadline: April 18, 2017.Read more

                Events Calendar

                A New Economy - Documentary Screening
                March 29 | Winnipeg, MB

                Symposium on Climate Change and the Economy
                March 31 | Duncan, BC

                Fostering Engagement and Motivation in Groups
                April 4 | Red Deer, AB

                Transforming Cities Through the Power of Anchor Procurement
                April 4 | Webinar

                Creating Rural Connections 2017
                April 4 | Nisku, AB

                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

                An Introduction to Co-op Housing Management
                April 6-7 | Toronto, ON

                Socioeconomic and environmental crises: responsibilities & roles for grantmaking foundations?
                April 20-21 | Montreal, QC

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

                Building Up Together 2017
                April 22 | Toronto, ON

                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

                Global Learning Forum 2017
                May 17-19 | Vancouver, BC

                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

                Director of Finance
                Winnipeg, MB
                Deadline: Wednesday, March 29

                Winnipeg Plan To End Youth Homelessness Coordinator
                Here & Now
                Winnipeg, MB
                Deadline: Friday, March 31

                Outreach Worker
                The Very READ-y Project
                Winnipeg, MB
                Deadline: Friday, April 14

                Senior Program Officer - Western Region
                Edmonton, AB
                Deadline: Friday, April 14

                See more jobs.


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