BC Newsletter: October 2012

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October 2012 Newsletter
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Canadian CED Network News

Webinars: The Resilience Imperative, Financial Management, Co-ops and more...

CCEDNet has launched a new national webinar series that is covering topics such as Co-ops: The 'Swiss Army Knife' of Community Economies, Financial Management for CED Organizations and Charitable Status and CED.  Our next session is a feature discussion with CCEDNet founding member Mike Lewis to discuss the ideas in his new book The Resilience Imperative, and consider what they mean for CED in the 21st century.  The webinar will share practical strategies for a cultural shift to solidarity, co-operation and sufficiency in a future that respects the earth’s ecological limits. Register Now.
Watch our Webinars page for more info on future sessions.  Are there other topics we should cover?  Tell us.

BC CED News 

Social Impact Purchasing Summit

Enterprising Non-profits is hosting this inaugural stage for a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the policy and practice of social impact purchasing. SIPS will convene purchasers, suppliers, and market intermediaries addressing from their various perspectives the shared goals, barriers and opportunities of implementing the social components of sustainable purchasing. Participants will come from small and large private business, social enterprise, government, consultants and practitioners.  All ranges of experience are welcome.  November 7 & 8, Vancouver.  >>Read more and register

SFU CED Certificate Program Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to make the Community Economic Development program better for our students, we are looking for feedback from people who are considering professional development in this field in the next 2 - 3 years. Please take our short survey
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Co-ops: The Antibodies of Globalization

John Restakis, Executive Director of the BC Co-op Association, recently spoke on the topic of co-operatives as the antibodies of globalization. Restakis argues that the co-operative model is democratic, local, and driven by empowering communities, and co-operatives are inherently sustainable given their character. They are the best way to resist the destruction caused by large corporate systems that concentrate capital in hierarchical structures. Check out the video from ILSTV

Centre for Co-operative & Community-Based Economy Fellowships

The application deadline for 2013/2014 CCCBE Faculty, Graduate Student, Community, Sabbatical and Visiting Fellowships is October 31st, 2012Read more>>

enp Social Enterprise Development Grants

The next deadline for grants offered by Enterprising Non-Profits is November 15, 2012.  For guidelines and application form>>

National News and Resources

A Lens for the Alberta Social Policy Framework 

In the summer of 2012, the Government of Alberta launched a public consultation on the creation of a new social policy framework for the province. Thrive, Calgary's CED Network, prepared a submission recommending that a provincial Social Policy Framework adopt a CED lens, utilizing the economy and marketplace in innovative ways to improve social conditions.  >> Read more

Powering Up for Food  

Canada’s national food movement will gather in Edmonton this year for its biennial feast of food and ideas. Topics of the day will include social justice, energy, climate and long-term sustainability in relation to how we think about, produce and eat our food. This year's event takes place November 1-4, and will focus on the theme of Powering Up! Food for the Future.  >> Read more

Nonprofit Applied Research Grants - Institute for Nonprofit Studies 

The Institute for Nonprofit Studies at Mount Royal University is once again presenting an opportunity for researchers in Canadian Universities to apply for an applied research grant. Two grants of up to $7,500 will be awarded. Letters of intent must be submitted before October 12. In related news, registration to the school’s Funding Policies and the Nonprofit Sector in Western Canada forum, taking place October 16-18, is now open. Contact Peter Elson at pelson@mtroyal.ca or visit www.mtroyal.ca/nonprofitinstitute for more information.

New eBooks illustrate how Co-operative Enterprises Build a Better World 

From small shops to global organizations, co-operatives are building a better world, and a new series of eBooks intends to show how they're doing it. So far, the Co-operative News has released two books: The first provides examples of co-ops building a better world through food, and the second, released this month, shows how co-ops build a better world through finance.  >> Read more

CED Tool: seToolbelt

The seToolbelt is a one-stop shop for social enterprise resources. Its content—over 1,400 free toolkits, cases, essays, videos, podcasts, business plans, research papers, and templates—comes from practice and spans regions, sectors, industries, and business functions. seToolbelt’s community focus is intended to connect and engage social enterprise practitioners around the world to work together on strategic, managerial, operational, and leadership issues related to social enterprise.  >> Read more

Upcoming Events

Imagine 2012: Conference on Co-op Economics
Quebec City, QC

Evaluation for Advocacy and Systems Change
By teleconference

Creating Rural Connections 2012
Olds, AB

Supportive Environment for Social Enterprise
By webinar

The Resilience Imperative:  Remaking the CED Agenda?
By webinar

Social Enterprise World Forum
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Community Economies:  Enough, For All, Forever – the 10th Annual Manitoba CD/CED Gathering
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Social Enterprise Development Path and Resources
By webinar

Exploring the Intersection of the Economic and Social Elements of Co-operation
By webinar

Social Impact Purchasing Summit:  Intentionally Leveraging the Ripples
Vancouver, BC

Financial Management for CED Organizations
By webinar

2012 Social Finance Forum: Measuring Up
Toronto, Ontario

Living the New Economy
Vancouver, BC

Co-operative City Conference
Vancouver, BC

Creating the Future of Your Community
By teleconference

Check our website for more event listings.

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