National CED News: October 18, 2017

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The Gathering 2017, this Friday!

Looking at the challenges we face, we know that the only way to move forward is to build our shared future together.  We invite you to join us at the 15th Annual Manitoba Gathering as we explore local solutions and dream big about how we will build that common future.  Find all the information on workshops, keynote speakers, and more on our website.



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      Have Your Say in the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Online Consultations

      The Government of Canada has committed to develop a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy to find new innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.  In order to gather ideas from communities and regions across Canada, the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Co-Creation Steering Group has launched an online consultation. Share your views through the online engagement portal now. Read more

      Buy Social Canada Summit, Social Enterprise Engagement Opportunity

      Buy Social Canada is hosting its National Summit November 27-28 in Gatineau, QC on the theme “Exploring the Future of Social Procurement.” The Summit will bring together a collection of purchasers from government and business, as well as representatives of social enterprise suppliers to engage in a full day of discovering their common goals, identifying barriers, and seeking solutions that will contribute to the future of social procurement.

      Social enterprises that wish to promote their products and services to this strategic audience are invited to place items in delegate tote bags or register for an exhibitor table.Read more

      Submit Your Nominations for the Social Finance Awards before October 20

      Applications are open for the Social Finance Awards. These annual awards recognize the people and organizations who are helping to build an impact investing market that works for all.

      The winners will be announced at the 10th Annual Social Finance Forum, which takes place at MaRS Discovery District on Nov. 9 and 10.
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      Government of Canada Announces Advisory Committee on Poverty

      In support of the Government of Canada's commitment to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development recently announced members of a new Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty, which brings together a diverse group of 17 leaders, academic experts and practitioners working in the field of poverty reduction, and individuals who have experienced poverty first-hand, to provide expert advice on poverty-related issues.

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      Ontario Issues New Call for Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund Proposals

      The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth is launching a Call for Proposals for new Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) projects. 

      This is the Ministry’s third round of SEDF projects, and will provide $5.6 million over the next two years to applicants based on a competitive process. The Ministry is seeking proposals from Ontario-based, non-profit organizations for projects that will meet the objectives of one of the funding streams.

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      BC Community Impact Investment Coalition Calls for Changes to Facilitate Community Investment

      The Community Impact Investment Coalition of British Columbia is calling for legislative and regulatory changes that will enable greater commumity investment in the province.

      BC has little enabling legislation and regulation for community impact investment compared with many other jurisdictions in Canada and the US. In Nova Scotia, over $75 million has been invested by provincial residents into Community Economic Development Investment Funds (CEDIFs). Investment into a CEDIF results in an investor tax credit issued by the province, which incentivizes Nova Scotians to keep a portion of their wealth circulating within their own communities. CEDIFs are successfully financing renewable energy, agriculture and community economic development projects and businesses.Read more

          CCEDNet Member Bob Annis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

          Longtime CCEDNet member Bob Annis was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation at their recent conference in Nelson, BC. 

          Over the past four decades, Bob Annis has profoundly impacted the landscape of rural development in Canada and abroad. He has championed multi-year research initiatives, facilitated local entrepreneurship and economic development initiatives, advanced rural public policy, and mentored a generation of new rural researchers, policy makers, and community practitioners.

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          CCEDNet Submits Recommendations for the 2018 Federal Budget

          The Canadian CED Network's Policy Council submitted a response to the federal government's invitation for pre-budget submissions for the 2018 Federal Budget.  This year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance called for submissions that addressed productivity and competitiveness.
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          CED Blogs

          Scaling up Transition in Peterborough

          Blog by Rob Hopkins

          Like many Transition, and other changemaking initiatives around the world, Transition Town Peterborough (TTP) has been giving some serious thought to how it might scale up its impacts.  Founded in 2007, but built onREconomy principles long before the term ‘REconomy’ was even used, entrepreneurship has always been at the heart of what they do.  One of the group's founders, Fred Irwin, was recently asked at the group's annual Purple Onion Festival what gives him hope.  The video above captures his response:  

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          Come for the delicious FOOD!, stay for the amazing workshops

          Blog by Mark-Jan Daalderop

          As a community economic development conference, the planning team works to ensure that we purchase the highest quality food that supports our community in meaningful ways.  This year, the Gathering will feature a delicious line-up of new and crowd-favorite foods & beverages that support local farmers, worker coops, sustainable growing practices, and provide employment opportunities to individuals with employment barriers... 

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          CED Resources

          Local Economic Development Lab Field Book

          The Local Economic Development Lab (LEDlab) Field Book was born from the regular incoming requests for information we receive about our program model. This field book is intended for universities, municipalities, non-profits and community development organizations that wish to replicate the LEDlab model, which is at its core a university-community partnership that leverages a large Mitacs research grant for social change.

          However, this field book is not a step-by-step guide or a recipe for how to apply the model. Every lab is as unique as the problem it tries to solve and the environment it is embedded in.
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            Shaping Inclusive Markets: How Funders and Intermediaries can Help Markets Move toward Greater Economic Inclusion

            The current global crisis of economic exclusion and inequity has millions of people in poverty with limited opportunities to escape. The questions of how markets work, and who they work for, have never been more pressing.

            Truly inclusive markets lead to expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, we analyzed historical cases where such inclusive transformations actually occurred in order to understand the ways in which they were achieved. Using these insights, we offer practical recommendations for funders and intermediaries seeking to enable more of these shifts in the future.

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              CED Videos

              ECONOUS2018 - Moncton Annoucement 

              Executive Director Raissa Marks, of the New Brunswick Environmental Network made the announcement of #ECONOUS2018 taking place in Moncton! 

              Click on the image to watch the video!

              Events Calendar

              Co-op Week
              October 15 - 21 | Everywhere
              Manitoba Events
              The Gathering 2017: Manitoba's CD/CED Conference CCEDNet Event
              October 20 | Winnipeg, MB

              Cando 24th Annual National Conference & Annual General Meeting
              October 23-26 | Fredericton, NB

              2017 Conference of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
              November 2-4 | Gatineau, QB

              Nonprofit Driven 2017
              November 9 | Toronto, ON

              Social Finance Forum 2017
              November 9-10 | Toronto, ON

              Social Impact Summit
              November 10-11 | Kingston, ON

              When Media Comes Calling: Prepare and Deliver! CCEDNet Event
              November 16 | Winnipeg, MB

              Unleashed: The Social Enterprise Event
              November 16 | Ottawa, ON

              Building SustainABLE Communities
              November 21 - 24 | Kelowna  British Columbia

              Buy Social Canada Summit
              November 27-28 | Gatineau, QC

              6th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy
              November 30- December 2 | Manaus, Amazonas

              Marketing and Brand for Non-Profits: tools and best practices to increase impact CCEDNet Event
              December 7 | Winnipeg, MB

              Tools for a New Reality
              March 19 - 20, 2018 | Saskatoon, SK

              Renaissance of Community 2018
              July 22 - 25, 2018 | Detroit, Michigan
              EconoUs2018 CCEDNet Event
              September 24 - 26, 2018 Moncton, New Brunswick

              Find more events

              CED Jobs

              Northern Development Officer
              Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
              Parry Sound, ON
              Deadline: Wednesday, October 18

              Community Pathfinders
              Green Action Centre
              Winnipeg, MB
              Deadline: Sunday, October 22

              Administrative Assistant
              Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
              Winnipeg, MB
              Deadline: Thursday, October 26

              Community Involvement Manager, Youth United
              United Way of Winnipeg
              Winnipeg, MB
              Deadline: Friday, October 27

              See more jobs.


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