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November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

November Lunch and Learn SeriesIf your organization wants to make a bigger impact in their local economy, then this free webinar series is not to be missed.

Training, education, and information is not only a co-operative principle, it’s an important part of growing any organization. Every Thursday during the month of November we are offering free noon-hour webinars that will expand your organization’s knowledge about strategic opportunities around economic development. All you need is to RSVP in advance.

Register for the November Coop Lunch and Learn Series

To best enjoy these webinars, we highly recommend watching this webinar with a colleague; invite them for lunch! All webinars run from noon-1PM (MST)

November 2nd: Co-operative Strategies that can grow your business save you money,

If your enterprise is looking to reduce costs, increase productivity, and build a strong work culture, then this 45-minute lunch hour webinar is not to be missed. Learn how co-operative strategies can be applied in your business, not for profit, or community.

Hosted by Seth Leon, Manager of Co-operative Services; Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

November 9th: Member Loyalty Programs: Enhance member value while supporting local business

North Parkland Power REA (NPP) has increased value to their members offering loyalty discounts to a range of local businesses. This strategy also connects their co-op to the local business community in a meaningful way. Learn how NPP devised and executed on this strategy, and the key actions needed to get started in your community.

Hosted by Andrea LaBrie, Member-Owner Representative; North Parkland Power REA ltd.

November 16th: As Local As Possible: Craft Brewing in Alberta

Alberta’s craft beer industry is exploding, having tripled in size over the past few years. Growth continues, all over Alberta, in an industry that has deep roots in the history of the province. Where has the industry come from and where will it go? How can your community play its part in making brewing a signature industry for Alberta?

Hosted by Terry Rock, Executive Director; Alberta Small Brewers Association

November 23rd:  Local Investing & Community Economic DevelopmentLearn about how to invest locally, raise capital for your local business, and how to grow your local economy. Recent changes to investment rules in Alberta will soon make things easier to invest locally and raise money locally. Learn how community economic development can help your business do well, and do good. This webinar will help frame local opportunities with long-term economic growth, opportunities to maximize your impact, access tax benefits, and mobilize growing networks.

Hosted by Courtney Hare, Public Policy Manager; Momentum

November 30th: How inclusive spaces increase market share and build stronger businesses

Creating welcoming spaces strengthen brand identity and improve customer experience. This webinar explains how to develop accessible and inclusive spaces that will help your business grow. Learn how to maximize your marketing and strengthen your brand. This webinar will also touch on project management for creating accessible spaces, and how to access grants.

Hosted by Sean Crump CEO and Head Chair; Universal Access

History & Hope: Celebrating 20 Years of CCEDNet

1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time

2019 marks CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary, but the movement for fair and inclusive economies stretches back much further...

Stewart PerryStewart Perry is one of the pioneers of community economic development, and also CCEDNet’s first honorary lifetime member. Stewart was part of the US Office of Economic Opportunity and helped create the first federal CED support program nearly 50 years ago.

Join us for this celebratory kickoff of CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary year with a look back at the origins of CED, its emergence and growth, current challenges and opportunities, and a toast to the many people who have contributed to the movement we know today.   

Register for History & Hope: Celebrating 20 Years of CCEDNet

Bring your favourite beverage for the toast(s)!

Register now and connection details will be emailed to you, as well as a reminder a few days before the session.

PRESENTER

Stewart Perry, CED Practitioner & CCEDNet honorary lifetime member

Dr. Stewart Perry is long active in community economic development (CED) in the U.S. and Canada as both a policy adviser and a designer and manager of CED institutions. As head of the (U.S.) Center for Community Economic Development, he helped create the first finance institution for CED, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Authority. He helped start Canada's first community development corporation, New Dawn Enterprises, and in the years 1988-1993 headed the Community Economic Development Center in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A consultant, researcher, and author, Stewart currently specializes in community and development finance. Read his resume.

HOST

Victoria Morris, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA)

Victoria joined SCA in 2006, managing the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program and co-operative education programming for several years. In 2008, she was appointed SCA's Executive Director. With 20 years of experience in community economic development (CED) and co-operatives, she has worked in northern, rural, and urban communities in many parts of Canada. Prior to joining SCA, she held several positions with CBC focusing on communications, managed a small non-profit in BC, and coordinated a two-year, Saskatchewan-wide multicultural youth project that reached 2,000 young people in 20 communities. Victoria served on CCEDNet's board for 12 years, and was a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Committee.  

LOGISTICS

  • The session begins with a conversation between Stewart and Victoria, followed by a reflection period with key players from the CED movement.
  • This session is in English.
  • You will need speakers or a headset on your computer. If this is your first time using Zoom, you can check out this guide to joining a Zoom meeting.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Good Governance in Practice: Examples from the Co-operative Sector

rplc webinarWhat is good governance? Co-operatives across Canada struggle with the issue of governance and how to effectively make decisions and implement policies that benefit their organizations. This webinar will present a model of good governance for co-operatives and offer insights into organizational policy being practiced in the co-op sector. Examples will focus on rural Canadian co-operatives and the practical and policy implications of strategic decisions.

Register for Good Governance in Practice: Examples from the Co-operative Sector

Kyle White is the Education and Engagement Lead with Co-operatives First. His work focuses on developing and delivering educational and development services for Co-operatives First. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Kyle has worked his way across Canada focusing on community economic development in rural and Indigenous communities. With degrees in Geography and Public Policy, Kyle’s educational background has focused on community development, governance, and organizational policy. Aside from his work with Co-operatives First, Kyle is a volunteer with a Saskatoon Lions Club and serves on the boards of two housing corporations.

An Economy for Everyone: Bold Strategies to Build Racial and Economic Equity

PolicyLinkMore than 100 million people in the United States — one in every three residents, and nearly half of all people of color — are economically insecure, with a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The new report from PolicyLink and PERE, "100 Million and Counting: A Portrait of Economic Insecurity in the United States," states that this reflects not only the toxic polarization of wealth and income but also the persistence of racial inequities throughout the economy.

Join us on January 14 to hear from leading thinkers and advocates as they discuss bold, innovative policy ideas that can transform systems and institutions to tap into the potential of people of color and low-income communities rather than locking them out of our national prosperity, so we can all share in the benefits of a more equitable and inclusive society.

Register for An Economy for Everyone

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Sandy Fernandez, Director for the Americas, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, USC
  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute
  • Sarita Gupta, co-executive director, Jobs With Justice and the co-director of Caring Across Generations
  • Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton, California (invited)

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