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Social Finance Webinar Series: Ethical, Environmental, Everyone!

Fair Finance Fund 2020 webinar series: every 2 weeks starting April 16th

  • Date/time (first webinar): April 16th, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
  • Registrants will receive zoom link
  • Series: Every other Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm EST

Have you been wanting to learn more about innovations in investing and finance? Join us for our 2020 webinar series Social Finance: Ethical, Environmental, Everyone!

This Webinar Series from the Fair Finance Fund brings you experts in impact investing, social finance, social entrepreneurship and innovations in finance to present on their work and answer your questions. Each webinar will feature two speakers, facilitated by the team at the Fair Finance Fund. The series will discuss new models of investing for social purpose, managing risk in an integrated portfolio, the social and environmental impacts of social finance with stories from the field, and the best practices of investing for the future for people and the planet.

Our first webinar is on Thurs April 16th at 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Speakers: Julia Vlad, VP Lending at New Market Funds and Brian Smith, Founding Partner and CEO at Rhiza Capital.  Learn more and register via the button below.

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Organizing for Social Procurement and Community Benefits

The COVID-19 global pandemic is a challenging time, and we offer Friday's Community of Practice as a chance to learn and share together (virtually, as always). Join a conversation to explore how local organizing principles and approaches can contribute to the creation of more sustainable, fair and inclusive economies - now & in the era that will follow this crisis. 

One of the tools to build more resilient local economies can be through Social Procurement and Community Benefits. March's call will be focused on "Organizing for Social Procurement and Community Benefits".

A wave of change toward social procurement is sweeping the country, including leading municipalities, anchor institutions and community benefits. This session will provide a ‘how-to’ guide to organize for social procurement wherever you are.  

Learn more and register now

CCEDNet's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

CCEDNet's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on...

June 11, 2020
10am - 11:30am Pacific Time, 11am - 12:30pm Mountain, 12pm - 1:30pm Central, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern, 2pm - 3:30pm Atlantic, 2:30pm - 4pm Newfoundland

This year's AGM repeats the success of the last five years by being entirely virtual and bilingual. Members are able to make motions, vote and comment in English or French, all from the comfort of their computer. 

This year, the AGM will be 90 minutes long. 

Access documents, resolutions, and board nominations


Canadian Worker Co-op Federation Conference 2020

CWCF is pleased to announce Nathan Schneider as the keynote speaker for our 2020 conference November 12-14 in Vancouver, BC.
Nathan has extensive experience covering the worker co-op sector, including his recent book Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, in which he explored how co-ops can form the foundation of a democratic economy.

Nathan is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Enterprise Design Lab. He is the author God in Proof: The Story of a Search from the Ancients to the Internet and Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, both published by University of California Press. His articles have appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and others, along with regular columns for America, a national Catholic weekly. He has lectured at universities including Columbia, Fordham, Harvard, MIT, NYU, the University of Bologna, and Yale. In 2015, he co-organized “Platform Cooperativism,” a pioneering conference on democratic online platforms at The New School, and co-edited the subsequent book, Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet. He is currently working on a policy paper on connecting next-generation co-op policy with the Green New Deal strategy. Follow his work on social media at @ntnsndr or at his website,

Nathan’s address is sure to be a highlight of our annual conference in downtown Vancouver, but there are plenty more of other reasons to attend. We hope you’ll join us for the thought-provoking workshops, engaging forums, great networking opportunities, and more, all located in a beautiful setting. In the meantime, mark your calendars for November 12-14, 2020 and stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Learn more about the conference

Community Investment Co-operative Start-up Guide


Community Investment Co-ops (CICs) are a new and innovative support model for rural and urban economic and business development that effectively bridge the gap between local investors and local ventures in need of financing. CICs have successfully financed ventures across Canada that generate significant local impacts including: affordable housing; renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food production; locally-owned small business development; technology; and community economic development projects. 

On March 10th, join Eden Yesh, the BC Rural Centre, and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network to explore the CIC model in more depth.

During this webinar Eden Yesh, Chair of the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition and Manager of Community & Economic Development at Kootenay Employment Services, will be releasing the BC Community Investment Co-op Start-Up & Operations Guide. This Guide provides a road map for the CIC development process, complete with templates, to plan, incorporate and operate a Community Investment Co-op in British Columbia.

Register for the webinar now!

Ten Researchers and Two Research Leads to Map Canada's Social Finance Landscape

The National Impact Investing Practitioner’s Table (NIIPt) is undertaking a pan-Canadian “State of Affairs” survey of Canada’s social finance landscape, identifying the gaps and opportunities for impact investment intermediaries.

4 Mar 2020


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