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S4ES Offers Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 Travel FundsWe have travel funds for the 2018 SEWF

The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and explore how to create a more sustainable future. The Social Enterprise Ecosystem Project (S4ES) wants to make sure Canada is well represented at this 1,200 delegate event. Don't miss this week's deadline to apply for funds!

Deadline: July 25

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EconoUs2018 is
2/3 sold out!

If you're thinking of joining us this September 24-26, in Moncton, New Brunswick, to build An Economy that Works for All, register soon.  Last year's conference in Calgary sold out, and it looks like EconoUs2018 will as well.  Check out the amazing lineup of speakers and sessions, and register today!

The Role of CED and SSE in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 AgendaCommunity Economic Development (CED) and the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) are essential ingredients in achieving the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 goals, and their 169 targets, favour collective action to ensure that everyone is included and "no one is left behind". We can look to CED and the SSE to find effective models for community-led action to address a multiplicity of issues. Learn how you can take action!

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CCEDNet Releases Impact Evaluation of Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy
Connected and Ready: The Impact of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy

Connected and Ready: The Impact of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy is an impact analysis of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy (MSES), a 3-year partnership between the Government of Manitoba and the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba which sought to develop and nurture an ecosystem that facilitates the strengthening and growth of social enterprises creating job and training opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment. 

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Investing in Canada Plan will Require Major Infrastructure Projects to Include Community Employment Benefits
Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announces inclusion of Community Employment Benefits in the Investing in Canada plan

The federal government has announced a new measure aimed at ensuring that when building new infrastructure projects, proponents take into consideration the social and economic impact their project will have on the community and how they can encourage inclusive participation.

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Newfoundland & Labrador Announces Social Enterprise Action PlanSheldon Pollett addresses the room at the release of the Newfoundland and Labrador Social Enterprise Action Plan

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, released the Social Enterprise Action Plan to increase the number of social enterprises in Newfoundland and Labrador and enhance services for existing social enterprises in the province.

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CCEDNet Members Recognized by 2018 National Credit Union Awards2018 Natoinal Credit Union Awards

The National Credit Union Awards highlight fresh and effective programs that emphasize local economic initiatives, innovative solutions that improve the effectiveness of the credit union, and the ambitions of tomorrow’s young leaders.

CCEDNet member, Vancity, was the recipient of the Innovation Award. Also recognized as Young Leaders were CCEDNet Board member Marianne Jurzyniec of Affinity Credit Union and Maggie Leung of Alterna Savings.  Congratulations! 

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CED Blogs

Promoting a participatory approach for the co-construction of public policies​
Yvon Poirier

Blog by Yvon Poirier

Over the last 30 years or so, Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) organizations and businesses have grown all over the world. Sometimes they are classified as local development, community development, solidarity economy or social economy but they all have similar approaches; they are all led by community or civil society. In many cases, SSE projects have developed in disadvantaged sectors of society, where the agents of market-driven neoliberal globalisation have no interest; but not only. Today the SSE exists in all sectors of the economy: production, finance, distribution, exchange, consumption and governance. 

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Evaluating the Impact of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy
Matthew Dyck

Blog by Darcy Penner

It’s my pleasure to release our newest report, Connected and Ready: The Impact of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy. This report is an impact analysis of the Manitoba Social Enterprise Strategy (MSES), a 3-year partnership between the Government of Manitoba and the Canadian CED Network - Manitoba which sought to develop and nurture an ecosystem that facilitates the strengthening and growth of social enterprises creating job and training opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment.  

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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

Community Impact Investment Case StudiesCommunity Impact Investment Case Studies

Community Investment Funds (CIFs) have demonstrated success in helping provincial governments achieve policy objectives in job creation, small and medium sized business development, and affordable housing development. This is achieved by enabling local residents to form locally-controlled capital pools that provide a vehicle through which accredited and non-accredited investors can easily invest in their own communities.

This document compiles examples of how community impact investment models have been formed in British Columbia, Canada and abroad. 

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Toolkit for Women Entrepreneurs

Toolkit for Women Entrepreneurs

The purpose of this document is to provide a knowledge base to facilitate coaching and accompaniment for women in their business projects and the expression of their economic leadership.

The First Nations of Québec and Labrador Economic Development Commission's Business Women Services is the only initiative in Quebec designed specifically for First Nations women.

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CED Videos

AKI Energy - Aboriginal Social Enterprise

Aki Energy is an Aboriginal Social Enterprise that works with First Nations to grow green economies in their communities.

Locality UK: Who We Are
Click on the image to watch the video!

Events Calendar

2018 ACE Institute – Fostering Coop Innovation
July 24-26 | Minneapolis, MN

Social Enterprise World Forum 2018
Sept 12-14 | Edinburgh, Scotland

2018 Funders Forum
September 13 | Winnipeg, MB
Building Up Together 2018
September 15 | Toronto, ON
Impact Investing Workshop
September 17-19 | Wasan Island, ON

Ready, Set, Engage: Tools for Facilitation
CCEDNet Event
September 20 Winnipeg, MB
EconoUs2018 CCEDNet Event
September 24-26 Moncton, NB

Legacy Community Businesses
September 24 | Online

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

Soul of the Next Economy Forum
September 28-29  | Calgary, AB

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

Community Change Festival
October 1-4 | Toronto, ON

The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Revolution
October 7-10 | Fort Worth, Texas

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

Nonprofit Driven
October 10-11 | Toronto, ON

Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
October 11 | Winnipeg, MB

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

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

Gathering of Alberta Co-operatives 2018
October 15-17 | Stony Plain, AB
Incubating Cooperatives Webinar
October 22 | Online
Cando 25th Annual National Conference & AGM
October 22-25 | Enoch, AB

Resetting the Table - FSC's 10th Assembly
November 1-4 | Montreal, QB

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

Social Finance Forum
November 7-9 | Toronto, ON

The Power of Story: Storytelling for Advocacy
November 22 | Winnipeg, MB

The 4 E's of Evaluation
December 6 | Winnipeg, MB

Find more events

CED Jobs

Director of Development Services
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)
Chicago, Illinois
Deadline: Friday, July 27

Impact Investment Associate
Canadian Alternative Investment Foundation
Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: Friday, July 27

Information and Referral Coordinator
North End Women’s Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deadline: Friday, August 3
Program Facilitator
Survivor's Hope Crisis Centre
Pinawa, Manitoba
Deadline: Friday, August 10

See more jobs


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