National CED News: April 5, 2018

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The Inclusive Economy: Stories of CED in Manitoba

From the Great Northern Plan to the Neechi Principles, community economic development has been a strategy used in Manitoba over the past 4 decades to "build an economy that generates a society that's for people." Check out this video for stories of CED in Winnipeg.

The Inclusive Economy: Stories of CED in Manitoba
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EconoUs2018: An Economy that Works for All

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CED News

Join a Peer Coaching Group to Boost Your ImpactPeer Coaching Group

We are piloting a peer-to-peer coaching project to bring independent CED practitioners together so that they can help each other to thrive in their important work. Each group will bring together six people who will all have similar levels of experience. Let us know if you're interested in participating!

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CED in the Manitoba 2018 Budget Manitoba Legislative Building

Overall, the budget does not include any drastic spending changes for our member’s priorities but also doesn’t show investment or prioritization of our interests. There are small increases in priority areas, as well as decreases. The following analysis breaks down Budget 2018 by our member-led priority areas. 

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Resource Database Released with Social Enterprise Survey Study of Nova ScotiaMapping the Social Shift

Since the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia and Common Good Solutions (CGS) co-released the Social Enterprise Sector Strategy in April 2017, CGS has been collecting and analyzing data and authoring a report, Mapping the Social Shift, that captures the promise the social enterprise sector holds for businesses pursuing positive community impact as well as profit.

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Storytelling Audit of the Canadian CED NetworkCCEDNet Storytelling Audit

This year the Canadian CED Network will be working with a qualified communications specialists for a storytelling audit of external communications, followed by a year-end evaluation. The storytelling audit will seek to answer "how well are we telling stories relevant to our work and where are real opportunities for improvement?"

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CCEDNet 2018 Call for Resolutions and Board NominationsCCEDNet AGM 2018

The Canadian CED Network’s annual general meeting (AGM) is being held on June 14th online.

All resolutions and board nominations must be submitted no later than April 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

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CED Blogs

How the social procurement movement enhances nonprofit sector revenue and impactDavid LePage

Blog by David LePage

Social procurement (often referred to as social purchasing) is essentially buying contracts for goods and services from social enterprises, with the intention of making a positive social impact, be it job creation for a historically disadvantaged community, or reducing carbon emissions. It means leveraging money that will already be spent on contracts by governments, private companies or nonprofits to also further a social good. This practice is extremely important for opening up social enterprise market opportunities....

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"In it for the Long Haul" — Community-Based Participatory Research Requires Nurturing Trusting Relationships
Shauna Mackinnon

Blog by Shauna Mackinnon

Practising Community-Based Participatory Research: Stories of Engagement, Empowerment and Mobilization is a collection of stories about the process of doing research side-by-side with communities. It deals with research methods, but it isn't a typical research methods text. Throughout the book the authors describe the impetus for their research, how it came to be implemented, and how communities and policy advocates are using it to effect change...

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CED Resources

People Power: Findings from the Commission on the Future of Localism

People Power: Findings from the Commission on the Future of LocalismReinvigorating localism requires a fundamentally different conception of power which puts people and communities at the starting point. Communities are already powerful – often far more than people recognise – but this power can lie latent, untapped, or simply ignored. People Power explores what the sources of community power are and what blocks community power and then lays out the evidence base for how to strengthen community power.

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Energy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy SolutionsEnergy Democracy: Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

Energy Democracy brings together racial, cultural, and generational perspectives around a common operating frame: that the global fight to save the planet—to conserve and restore our natural resources to be life-sustaining—must fully engage community residents and must change the larger economy to be sustainable, democratic, and just. Taken together, the contributions in this book show what an alternative, democratized energy future can look like, and will inspire others to take up the struggle to build the energy democracy movement.

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Events Calendar

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

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

Best Practices for Co-operative Businesses
Apr 25 | Guelph, ON

An Army of Problem Solvers - Guelph
Apr 25-26 | Guelph, ON

Social Innovation Challenge - Windsor
Apr 26-27 | Windsor, ON

Social Enterprise Zone and Pitch Competition
Apr 30 - May 1 | Toronto, ON

Manitoba Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat
May 3-6 | Clear Lake  Manitoba

Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo Opening Party
May 10 | Toronto, ON

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

Buy Good. Feel Good. Expo
May 11-13 | Toronto, ON

Social Innovation Challenge - St. John's
May 11-12  | St. John's  Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Social Innovation Challenge - Vaughan
Jun 7-8 | Vaughan, ON

Cities Innovating to Reduce Poverty
Jun 12-13 | Vancouver, BC
Jun 14 | Online

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

Jun 17-20 | Halifax, NS

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

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

Social Innovation Challenge - Oshawa
Jul 22 | Oshawa, ON

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

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

Market, Justice and the Cooperative as a Political Institution
Sept 27-28  | Montréal, QC

Soul of the Next Economy Forum
Sept 28-29  | Calgary  Alberta

Global Social Economy Forum
Oct 1-3 |  Bilbao, Spain

Community Change Festival
Oct 1-4 | Toronto, ON

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference: Health and Shared Prosperity
Oct 9-12 | Saskatoon, SK

Social Enterprise: Seeking the Good Society
Oct 11-13 | Halifax, NS

Ontario Co-operative Governance Forum
Oct 11-12 | Toronto, ON

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

Special Projects Coordinator
Edmonton, AB
Deadline: Friday, April 6

CEDI Communications & Research Intern
Edmonton, AB
Deadline: Friday, April 6

Urban Agriculture Interns
Santropol Roulant
Montréal, QC
Deadline: Friday, April 13

Land Based Learning Interpreter
The Harvest Moon Society
Clearwater, MB
Deadline: Friday, April 13

Inside Sales Representative
Mother Earth Recycling
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Friday, April 13

Office and Communications Assistant
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Saturday, April 14

Executive Director
Next Up
Vancouver, BC
Deadline: Tuesday, April 17

Director of Finance
Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba Inc. (IRCOM)
Winnipeg, MB
Deadline: Friday, April 20

Executive Director
The Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria
Victoria, BC
Deadline: Tuesday, May 1

Skills Team Assistant
Calgary, AB
Deadline: Tuesday, May 1

Research & Evaluation Coordinator
Calgary, AB
Deadline: Tuesday, May 1

Education Assistants 2018 - Volunteer in the NWT
Cuso International
Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15

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