National CED News: November 29, 2017

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Participate now in the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy Consultations

In the view of CCEDNet Executive Director Mike Toye, the federal government's social innovation and social finance strategy is the biggest policy opportunity for community economic development in a generation. 

Read his blog post to find out why, and follow the links to have your say in the online consultation.Read more

CCEDNet Manitoba Submits Recommendations for the 2018-19 Provincial Budget

In response to the call for engagement by Manitobans in the development the 2018/19 Provincial Budget, CCEDNet-Manitoba prepared a brief with 20 recommendations in a range of areas, guided by our member created and endorsed policy resolutions. Our brief was sent to the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Finance.

The Province has a website indicating ways you can participate in these important consultations. To learn more, or to find out how you can use this document to draft your own pre-budget submissions, contact Darcy Penner at or 204-943-0547.
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Global Praia Manifesto Supports Inclusive, Resilient, Low Carbon, Sustainable Local Economic Development

The major international networks of Social and Solidarity Economy and Finance (SSEF) have commited to an Inclusive, Resilient, Low Carbon and Sustainable Local Economic Development (LED).

The Praia Manifesto takes stock of the historical cultural, institutional and legal advances that the SSEF has experienced in recent years... so many factors today to achieve the metamorphosis of our systems of consumption, production, capitalization, investment, redistribution, cooperation, and thus to ‘build a society’ by and for all.Read more

Support CED, Social Innovation and Social Finance in Pre-Budget Consultations

The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians to offer their ideas for Budget 2018. 

Submit your comments on how inclusive and sustainable local economies contribute to progress for the middle class,
lifelong learning,
gender equality and the economy of tomorrow. 
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The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund Reaches Investment Goal

Canadian co-operatives and mutuals have committed $25 Million to establish the Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund (CCIF) to provide financing for new and expanding co-operatives in Canada. 

Congratulations to the following CCEDNet members who were among the fourteen initial investors:

  • Vancity
  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation
  • Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
  • Co-operative Housing Federation of CanadaRead more

RFP an innovative approach to strategic planning for Canadian Worker Co-op Federation

CWCF is seeking proposals to engage staff, board, members and friends in an innovative and stimulating process to develop a multi-year strategic plan.

This strategic plan will be developed between January and November, 2018.


  • Identify a multi-year strategic plan that will guide CWCF in growing the worker cooperative movement.
  • Meaningfully engage staff, board, members and friends of CWCF.
  • Build relationships with likely and unlikely allies.Read more

Happy Holidays from CCEDNet! CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2017

Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year?

We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. See anything missing from this list? We will be adding more tips between now and year end so don't hesitate to send your additions to

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Social Enterprise Ontario Gift Guide 2017-2018

Gifts so Nice they Give Twice

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Check out the Social Enterprise Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gifts that will make your loved one smile and the world a better place.  

The Social Enterprise Gift Guide presents products and services from social enterprises throughout Ontario that support social impact in local communities. 

The guide offers items that are eco-friendly, support vulnerable people, uplift neighbourhoods, treat workers fairly, promote arts and culture, and many other positive impacts.

Each item tells a story.  This year, shop our selection of caring gifts, and give knowing they give back.

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EconoUs2017 Final Report

From September 13-15, 395 people representing over 230 organizations and government departments attended EconoUs2017 in Calgary.

Thrive, a community leadership initiative of Momentum, brought together community partners including Calgary Economic Development, REAP Business Association, Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University and Calgary Regional Partnership to co-host a fabulous three days of learning, networking and action.

Download Read morethe full EcoNous2017 Report

Give us your suggestions for EconoUs2018

The Canadian CED Network and the New Brunswick Environmental Network are pleased to announce that EconoUs2018 is coming to Moncton, New Brunswick, September 24-26, 2018!

EconoUs2018 will feature leading speakers, engaging sessions and tailored networking opportunities about People (inclusive communities); Planet (sustainable environments); and Economy (local prosperity) and how these things, together, create an economy that works for all.
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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host EconoUs2019

CCEDNet members and partners interested in hosting EconoUs2019 are invited to submit an expression of interest.

CCEDNet's annual national conference moves around the country in order to partner with members and build a dynamic pan-Canadian movement for community economic development. The annual event:

  • creates new and strengthens existing relationships among community leaders who share similar challenges, concerns, goals and values; 
  • promotes new ideas, resources and strategies to strengthen CED efforts
  • contributes to skills development, capacity building, networking and information sharing among CED practitioners and stakeholders;Read more

    CED Blogs

    CCEDNet is a member of the Campaign for a Global Curriculum of the Social Solidarity Economy

    Blog by Erika Licon

    Last August, I had the opportunity to participate in the second gathering for a Global Curriculum of the Social Solidarity Economy hold in Puebla, Mexico. In this short article, I would like to share an overview of the campaign and some of the results from the second gathering.

    The campaign for a Global Curriculum of the Social Solidarity Economy (GCSSE) is an initiative started in October 2016 by some Social Solidarity Economy collectives in the global South. Currently, 19 countries are represented, where CCEDNet is the only organization from Canada.

    At the GCSSE campaign, we describe the current dominant economic system as an intersection between capitalism, colonialism and, patriarchy. Therefore, the GCSSE proposes a decolonizing, intercultural education that contributes to the creation of an alternative economy...

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    Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

    Blog by Leilani Clark

    Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door.

    Jesse Nichols and Chef Andre Uribe of Willamette UniversityThe next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift, you might consider telling them about the power of institutional purchasing. It may sound less interesting and, on the surface, it certainly is. (Who doesn’t love buying purple carrots to the sound of a didgeridoo?) But bear with us...
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    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


    Shared Measurement | The Why Is Clear, The How Continues To Develop

    Shared Measurement: The Why is Clear, The How Continues to Develop is a paper written by evaluation expert Mark Cabaj, that offers five practical shared measurement challenges that, if not handled well, can weaken a group’s ability to evaluate and manage their Collective Impact effort.

    The practice of shared measurement is one of the five conditions of Collective Impact (CI), an approach that guides diverse organizations to tackle tough social, economic and environmental challenges at scale.Read more

      CED Videos

      EconoUs2017 - Innovating for Shared Prosperity 

      EconoUs2017 convened more than 380 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning, connecting, and celebrating the heart and soul of local economies.

      Click on the image to watch the video!

      Events Calendar

      Haida Gwaii Women’s Dialogue Sessions
      November 4 - March 31, 2018 | Haida Gwaii, BC

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

      Spark! Canadian Social Innovation Exchange
      November 27 - 29 | Toronto, ON

      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

      National Fair Trade Conference
      March 2, - March 4, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

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

      Renaissance of Community 2018
      July 22 - 25, 2018 | Detroit, Michigan

      Social Enterprise World Forum 2018
      September 12 - 14, 2018 | Edinburgh
      EconoUs2018 CCEDNet Event
      September 24 - 26, 2018 Moncton, NB

      Find more events

      CED Jobs

      Life Skills Support Worker
      Winnipeg, MB
      Deadline: Wednesday, November 29

      Management Supervisor, Community Development
      The City of Edmonton
      Edmonton, AB
      Deadline: Wednesday, November 29

      Access to Benefits Navigator
      Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc.
      Winnipeg, MB
      Deadline: Thursday, November 30

      Indigenous Studies
      Quest University Canada
      Sqamish, BC
      Deadline: Friday, December 1

      Labour Director
      United Way of Winnipeg
      Winnipeg, MB
      Deadline: Friday, December 1

      Family Support Coordinator
      Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc
      Winnipeg, MB
      Deadline: Monday, December 4

      Development Director
      New Economy Coalition
      Cambridge,  Massachusetts
      Deadline: Sunday, December 10

      Membership Director
      New Economy Coalition
      Cambridge,  Massachusetts
      Deadline: Sunday, December 10

      Request for proposals: An innovative approach to strategic planning
      The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (“CWCF”)
      Calgary, AB
      Deadline: Friday, December 15

      See more jobs.


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