Governments can help.
CCEDNet's Policy Priorities recommend three areas for action:
- Build on recent progress in Social Innovation and Social Finance by producing a full strategy that implements all 12 recommendations of the Co-Creation Steering Group, and ensure equity-seeking groups play a leading role in the next stages of the strategy.
- Invest in fair economies by creating community benefit requirements for federal contracts, co-creating a strong national strategy for community employment benefits, and taking steps to grow community investment funds across Canada.
- Redirect Workforce Development programs to scale up integrated training approaches and ensure that vulnerable groups receive a greater portion of labour market transfer agreement funding.
These policy changes can create a supportive environment for community economies to thrive. Encourage your municipal, provincial and federal representatives to take action now.
Ideas or questions? Contact us at engagement at ccednet-rcdec.ca