National CED News: February 22, 2018

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CCPA Releases 2018 Alternative Federal Budget: Getting There 2018 Alternative Federal Budget: Getting There

The 2018 Alternative Federal Budget delivers a roadmap to where the country could be on the eve of the next federal election, if the government moves forward with bold action to deliver a progressive economic plan that leaves no one behind. If implemented the budget will reduce income inequality, lift close to a million people out of poverty, close unfair and expensive tax loopholes, and create 600,000 jobs while locking in the unemployment rate in the five per cent range.

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Minister Duclos Releases Report on Nationwide Engagement to Reduce Poverty

Minister Duclos Releases Report on Nationwide Engagement to Reduce PovertyThe Government of Canada has been travelling across the country, engaging with thousands of Canadians, especially those who have lived experience with poverty, to hear their stories, ideas and feedback about reducing poverty. The Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, has announced the release of the What We Heard report, a summary of the feedback gathered during the Poverty Reduction Strategy engagement process.

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ECONOUS2018 Do you have a great community economic development story that you'd like to share (success or otherwise)? Do you want to teach skills that you have found to be essential in your community economic development work?

Deadline to submit is March 19th

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Community Energy Capacity Building ProgramCommunity Energy Capacity Building Program

Energy Efficiency Alberta has opened its Community Energy Capacity Building Program to provide funding for capacity building projects that support community-scale renewable energy generation across Alberta. Projects with activities focused on community energy development could include but are not limited to renewable energy project feasibility studies, business case development, webinars and training.

Deadline for applications is March 12th, 2018.

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How Winnipeg's 2018 Budget Relates to CCEDNet-Manitoba's Policy Priorities

CCEDNet-Manitoba policy workshop On Wednesday, November 22, the City of Winnipeg unveiled its 2018 Budget. Most of CCEDNet Manitoba's policy priorities for the City of Winnipeg are administrative (such as a social procurement or living wage policy), so they don't get clearly reflected in budget. However, crucial issues for communities related to our policy priorities are directly affected by this budget.

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Lower Columbia Region Releases Road Map to Poverty Reduction

Thriving for All: Lower Columbia Poverty Reduction PlanThriving for All: Lower Columbia Poverty Reduction Plan is the culmination of a 5 year process involving conducting baseline research, workshops, and consulting with local governments, health, education, and social service providers, other provincial working groups, and local stakeholders (those who have experienced living in poverty). The eighteen recommendations in the plan fall into five broad themes: housing, food security, social, health and community services, learning and development, and a vibrant and inclusive economy.

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A film exploring the transformative power of the co-operative enterprise model

A Silent Transformation2017 was a tough year. Growing precariousness, widening economic inequality and a political system that seems to abet these destructive trends may leave one feeling disillusioned and uncertain of the future. But another reality is taking shape all across Canada: in the face of these severe challenges, communities and individuals are co-operating to meet their needs collectively. 

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Emmanuel Bertand-Gauvin Joins CCEDNet's Board of DirectorsEmmanuel Bertand-Gauvin

The Board of the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) is pleased to announce that Emmanuel Bertand-Gauvin has been named Director for a term ending at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. Emmanuel Bertrand-Gauvin is in charge of the Business Women Services at the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission.

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Join us for our Annual General Meeting!

You're invited to CCEDNet's 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)! Please block the following meeting date and time in your calendar now.CCEDNet AGM

June 14
2:30pm Newfoundland
2pm Atlantic
1pm Eastern
12pm Central
11am Mountain
10am Pacific

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CED Blogs

The "Sharing" Economy Should be Co-operativeStephanie Guico

Blog by Stephanie Guico

The so-called ‘sharing’ economy leaves no one indifferent. As it goes with olives or coriander, we either adopt or passionately reject these platforms which now seem, for better or for worse, ubiquitous. But if they exist, it is because their particular brand of service delivery, such as Uber or Airbnb, meets a need...

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Developing Nova Scotia’s Framework for Advancing Social EnterpriseAndy Horsnell

Blog by Andy Horsnell

On April 2017, the Government of Nova Scotia released its Framework for Advancing Social Enterprise, outlining the “priorities and actions we will take in the coming years to create a thriving, sustainable social enterprise sector”. This Framework, created in partnership with the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia, was a remarkable co-creation of over 20 provincial departments and sector organizations...

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CED Resources


The Pay-for-Success Opportunity: From Activities to Outcomes

The Pay-for-Success OpportunityThis paper defines pay-for-success, discusses the promises and cautions of pay-for-success, and sketches the close relation between the difficulties that bedevil pay-for-success and those that hinder program evaluation writ large, and raises a few problems that governments must manage if they wish to foster pay-for-success. The paper relies heavily on pay-for-success examples in which the service provider borrows money to run its program and pays the lender back if the program hits its outcome targets (an arrangement known as a social impact bond).

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From Pilot to Procurement: Enabling Social Enterprise Growth in Ottawa

From Pilot to ProcurementThis case study explores how Good Nature Groundskeeping, an employment-based social enterprise operated by Causeway Work Centre, a community economic development organization, worked with Ottawa Community Housing to embed a “value-added social enterprise” procurement component in the renewal of the OCH Procurement Policy when appropriate. 

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CED Videos

The Inclusive Economy: Stories of CED in Manitoba

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Rebel Sky Media are proud to present The Inclusive Economy: Stories of Community Economic Development (CED) in Manitoba.

The Inclusive Economy: Stories of CED in Manitoba
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Events Calendar

Haida Gwaii Women’s Dialogue Sessions
Feb 27-28 | Massett, BC

Group Priority Sort – A Method for Identifying Stakeholders' Priorities
Feb 27 | Hamilton, ON
Collective Impact 3.0
Feb 28 - Mar 2 | Edmonton, AB

Social Enterprise Round Table
Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Mar 2-23 | Winnipeg, MB

National Fair Trade Conference
Mar 2-4 | Vancouver, BC

Power of Partnerships: Social Procurement Fair 2018
Mar 7 | Toronto, ON

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

Lean Basics for Non-Profits: Key Concepts and Toolkits CCEDNet Event
Mar 19 | Winnipeg, MB

Skills for Dismantling Racism on Colonized Land CCEDNet Event
Apr 12 | Winnipeg, MB

ABCD for Healthy Neighbourhoods
Apr 17-19 | Kitchener, ON

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
May 10 | Winnipeg, MB

2018 Community Futures National Conference
Jun 5-7 | Winnipeg, MB
Jun 14 | online

Effective Change Management for Organizations CCEDNet Event
Jun 14 | Winnipeg, MB

Co-operative Congress 2018
Jun 19-21 | Victoria, BC

CommonBound 2018
Jun 22-24 | St. Louis, Missouri

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

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

Nonprofit Driven
Oct 10-11 | Toronto, ON

Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation National Conference
Nov 1-3 | Winnipeg, MB

Social Finance Forum
Nov 7-9 | Toronto, ON

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CED Jobs

Working for Change
Toronto, ON
Deadline: Friday, Feb 23

Marketing & Business Development Associate
Purpose Capital
Toronto, ON
Deadline: Friday, Feb 23

Day Camp Section Coordinator
FortWhyte Alive
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Sunday, Feb 25

Cultural and Natural History Interpreter
FortWhyte Alive
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Sunday, Feb 25

Bilingual Summer Interpreter
FortWhyte Alive’s
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Sunday, Feb 25

Summer Day Camp Director
FortWhyte Alive
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Sunday, Feb 25

Instructor-Business Administrative Assistant & Program Support
Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Wednesday, Feb 28

Research & Evaluation Manager
United Way Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Friday, Mar 2

Graphic Designer
United Way Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Friday, Mar 2

Apprenticeship in Organic Farm Management in Senneville
Santropol Roulant
Montréal, QC
Deadline: Friday, Mar 2

Camp Lifeguard
FortWhyte Alive
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Thursday, Mar 15

Communications Coordinator
Santropol Roulant
Montréal, QC
Deadline: Friday, Mar 23

Recycle Everywhere Street Team
CBCRA/Recycle Everywhere
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Saturday, Mar 31

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