New Research: Creating Opportunities With Green Jobs
Investing in Social Enterprises & Co-ops: Recommendations for HRSDCThe Parliamentary Secretary for HRSDC recently hosted a budget consultation meeting with various stakeholders to discuss federal strategies on economic development, job creation, and skills development. Brendan Reimer attended the meeting to represent the priorities of CCEDNet members, and spoke to the importance of federal government support for co-operatives, social enterprises, and community-based employment development programs. In a follow-up letter, CCEDNet submitted seven recommended actions that HRSDC could take to support the growth and development of co-operatives and social enterprises in 2013.
Saskatchewan CED News
Ed Gebert: Saskatchewan Credit Union Leader
Last summer, the Canadian Co-operative Association honoured Ed Gebert with their Achievement Award. This award recognizes men and women who have contributed outstanding efforts to the cause of co-operative enterprise. Ed has been a lifelong advocate and pioneer in the co-operative and credit union system in Saskatchewan. Through his illustrious career, Ed oversaw the introduction of Canada's first ATM, the debit card, and the birth of online banking. This achievement award recognizes Ed's lifelong efforts to bring the Canadian credit union system to the forefront of the financial services marketplace. Follow the link below to learn more about his career.
National CED News
Co-operators CED Fund recipients announced
Federal government pledges support for enp-Canada
Co-ops are on the move
From Bridging to Bonding: Examining the Social Enterprise Research-Practice Continuum
Take Action for a National Housing Strategy: Support Bill C-400
Canadians have a rare opportunity this week to make an impact on poverty in our country. The Secure, Adequate, Accessible and Affordable Housing Act - a bill currently before Parliament - calls on our federal government to develop a national housing strategy. Bill C-400 would oblige the federal government to bring provincial and municipal governments to the table with Aboriginal communities, civil society, non-profits and the private sector to create a plan that ensures everyone in Canada lives in decent and affordable housing. MPs will be voting on the bill on February 27, so we encourage you to act now. Make Poverty History Manitoba has made it easy to submit a letter to your MP with an online form (see link).
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Current Research on Social Finance and Employment and Training Programs
Housing as an Asset-Building Platform
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