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Telelearning session - Session 9: Financing, the Social Economy and Emerging Challenges

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is a joint project of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

CSEHub and BALTA are pleased to invite your participation in two upcoming telelearning sessions!

Session 9: Financing, the Social Economy and Emerging Challenges


With the fall-out from sub-prime mortgages whirling around the globe and the ensuing credit crunch rippling through society, the importance of alternative financing mechanisms focused on a triple bottom line is increasing.
What innovations are emerging in the U.K. in financing enterprises that feature social goals, democratic ownership and the addressing of basic needs?
How are these advances relevant to financing the need for greater energy efficiency, local energy and food production, and other key challenges in the age of climate change and peak oil?
What are the core issues we need to think about in designing financing strategies that can help us transition to a sustainable and low-carbon living economy?
This telelearning session features Pat Conaty; facilitator TBA. Please join us!
Call Logistics:
Session Date: Thursday, April 10th, 2008
Call begins at 9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST, 12:00 pm EST, 1:00 pm AST, and 1:30 pm NST
Call in information will be given upon registration
Register before April 8th to obtain dial-in information and background papers
This session is in English
Session Format: 1.25 Hour
Welcome: 5 minutes
Presentation: 35 minutes from the speaker
Discussion: 35 minutes
Registration: By Email or by Phone
Register by e-mailing telelearning@socialeconomyhub.ca with your name, location, and work or volunteer position. We will provide instructions on how to access the telelearning forum. Unfortunately, the session is only open to those residing in Canada. To register by phone call 1-250-472-4976.

Limited number of phone lines for session - register soon!

 

Telelearning session - Session 8: Prospects and Challenges of the U.K Community Sustainability Act

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) is a joint project of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies (BCICS), funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

CSEHub and BALTA are pleased to invite your participation in two upcoming telelearning sessions!

Session 8: Prospects and Challenges of the U.K Community Sustainability Act

The United Kingdom Community Sustainability Act passed in October of 2007, five years after it was drafted by the new economics foundation (nef). Proponents believe that the Act holds tremendous promise for enabling local and regional action to reduce carbon emissions and to reduce carbon emissions and advance community development and the social economy.

What are the key components of this breakthrough legislation?
What are the opportunities it opens up for local authorities and community organizations?
What challenges does it confront civil society and the social economy with?
What challenges need to be faced as local government and the social economy prepare for implementation?

This telelearning session features Pat Conaty, with facilitation by Mike Lewis of the BC-Alberta Research Alliance on the Social Economy (BALTA). Please join us!

Call Logistics:
Session Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Call begins at 8:30 am PST, 9:30 am MST, 10:30 am CST, 11:30 am EST, 12:30 pm AST, and 1:00 pm NST
Call in information will be given upon registration
Register before April 7th to obtain dial-in information and background papers
This session is in English
Session Format: 1.25 Hour
Welcome: 5 minutes
Presentation: 35 minutes from the speaker
Discussion: 35 minutes
Registration: By Email or by Phone
Register by e-mailing telelearning@socialeconomyhub.ca with your name, location, and work or volunteer position. We will provide instructions on how to access the telelearning forum. Unfortunately, the session is only open to those residing in Canada. To register by phone call 1-250-472-4976.

Limited number of phone lines for session - register soon!

 

Conference: What's Working in Community Development, Nova Scotia

This conference will be of particular interest to practitioners, educators, policy makers and students of community development who are interested in the exchange of good practice information and research. The purpose of the conference is also to facilitate networking among community development practitioners and organizations in Nova Scotia and Canada, with the North American Community Development Society, and in other parts of the world.

The International Association of Community Development (IACD) bi-annual global conference was held this past year in Hong Kong and included delegates from 14 countries. In Hong Kong, it became clear that there is significant momentum building for a global community development network. The 2008 Conference in Wolfville, NS is intended to be more of a regional gathering although given the huge interest to date from other countries, it will definitely have an international flare.

The conference also provides an opportunity to build on other regional/national CD forums, such as the Celebrating Communities Conference which was held in Sydney this past September, especially in relation to exchanging good practice information among community developers. The local organizers are also excited about the opportunity to facilitate connections between social and economic development practitioners and to make a link with other like-minded community development workers from around the world. For example, there will be a conference session dedicated to developing strategies for building and sustaining an international network, supported by the Carnegie UK Trust (http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/).

 

For more information on the conference and to register, please click here.

 

Fact Sheet - National Conference 2007, Newfoundland

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Conference: 2007 National Conference on CED Bring It Home: Building Communities on a Rock Foundation

Date/Time: April 18 - 21, 2007 / 8am - 4:30 pm

Location: Delta St. John's Hotel & Conference Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland

Organized By:
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) in partnership with Futures in Newfoundland and Labrador's Youth (FINALY!)

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Storytelling Newcomers' Experience with CED in Canada

Many communities in Canada are using community economic development (CED) to successfully combat socioeconomic decline and build strong community-based organizations that contribute to citizen participation and the cultural diversity of their communities. CED refers to holistic, community-led approaches to building stronger communities.

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