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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

2009 CD/CED Manitoba Gathering

Please join us at the 2009 CD/CED Gathering

To create change, we build movements, coalitions and networks. To build better neighbourhoods, we work collectively through grassroots leadership. To benefit local economies, we create organizations and business run and owned by community - In all of this, we are Stronger Together.

Join others engaged in all aspects of building fairer and stronger local economies, tackling poverty and homelessness, and investing in sustainable communities for a full day of networking, learning, sharing, and inspiration.

With over 30 workshops, this free, all-day event takes place on October 23rd at St. John's High School in Winnipeg's North End.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

There is no charge for registering for this conference.

 

Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service

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9:00 am to 12:00 pm

United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.
CCEDNet Mbrs: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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Register for Understanding Your Ecosystem: Stakeholder Mapping

What audience do you have in mind when booking meetings, designing programming, and developing resources? Much of what restricts people from participating in meetings and events is not their disability, but, rather, an inaccessible environment. Developing accessibility literacy goes beyond simple space considerations. In this workshop, we will provide considerations for planning accessible meetings and events, provide guidelines to follow for print documents as well as develop an understanding of appropriate and inappropriate disability terminology and imagery. 

Learning Objectives: 

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
Heather Hiscock
  • Tools for planning accessible meetings and events
  • Guidelines for developing accessible print documents
  • Learn appropriate disability terminology and imagery

FACILITATOR 

Heather Hiscock is a Training Coordinator at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Heather’s background in the field of Therapeutic Recreation has helped grow her passion for inclusion and increasing awareness of disability issues. Heather specializes in the development and delivery of cross-disability training to businesses and organizations. Her role at SMD also includes leading the organization’s Accessibility Working Group as the Accessibility Coordinator. Heather is also active in the community as a volunteer in the non-profit sector and maintains her Aquatic Fitness Certification with the Manitoba Fitness Council.
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Adapting Your Investment Portfolio for Climate Change

Adapting your investment portfolio for climate change6:30pm Eastern Time
By webinar or in person at 50 Wellington St E, Suite 400

Climate change is turning up the heat on your money. Is your portfolio ready?

As the impacts of climate change are felt around the world, a growing number of investors are adding greener investments to their portfolios, not only to make a positive difference but to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to avoid potential losses down the road.

Register for Adapting Your Investment Portfolio for Climate Change

So what do you need to know to get your portfolio ready? What are the risks associated with climate change and how are they showing up in your portfolio today? What are the financial opportunities and how can you take part? How can you integrate climate change into your current investment strategy? What climate-ready investment products are available to everyday investors?

CoPower is teaming up with experts from AGF, Good Investing and Arctern Ventures to bring you a free event and webinar to help you adapt your portfolio for a changing climate.

Panelists:

  • Hyewon Kong, RIA & Portfolio Manager, Global Sustainable Growth Equity Fund - AGF
  • Jennifer Macdonald, Manager of Impact Investing - CoPower
  • Tim Nash, Founder & CEO - Good Investing
  • Tom Rand, Managing Partner - Arctern Ventures

Register to join them in-person at CoPower's Toronto office or attend virtually through their live-streamed webinar.

Ask Me Anything with Shaun Loney

The Beautiful Bailout12pm Eastern Time

You're invited to an online Q&A session with Shaun Loney, author of The Beautiful Bailout: How A Social Innovation Scale-up Will Solve Government's Priciest Problems (2018)

Shaun Loney is an Ashoka Fellow and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He has co-founded and mentored twelve successful social enterprises, including BUILD Inc. (2011 Scotia Bank EcoLiving Green Business of the Year) and Aki Energy (2016 National Canada Startup Canada award winner). Prior to his work with social enterprises, Shaun spent over a decade in senior levels of government. Shaun is a widely sought-after speaker and is the team-lead at Encompass Co-op, which works with First Nations, non-profits and governments to promote social innovation.

Register now for the Ask Me Anything with Shaun Loney

ABOUT THE BOOK

Business-savvy non-profits and socially savvy investors have Canada on the cusp of a social innovation breakthrough. Our plan is to leave the child welfare crisis, ballooning health care costs and epidemic levels of incarceration behind for good. To make it over the tipping point, all that is required is for governments to say “yes” to a shockingly simple question.

“. . . powerful alternatives to the status quo.”
Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

“Provocative, practical and promising.”
Barb Steele, Executive Director of Ashoka Canada

“. . . a new narrative, a refreshing approach . . .”
Loren Remillard, President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

“Ground-breaking Canadian social entrepreneur Shaun Loney shows how it’s done. Innovation that leaves you asking, ‘Why isn’t everyone doing this already?”
Michael Toye, Executive Director of the Canadian CED Network

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