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Social Enterprise and Affordable Housing: Invitation to National teleforum

You are invited to the "A National Teleforum: Social Enterprise and Affordable Housing" on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

 

Speakers are still being confirmed.

 

Please click the link below, view the invitation, and respond by clicking either the Yes or No button at the bottom of the invitation. Your response is greatly appreciated.

http://guest.cvent.com

 

Community Economic Development Officer – Sanikiluaq, Nunavut

The Municipality of Sanikiluaq requires a Community Economic Development
Officer (CEDO) with a strong background in business development, economic
development planning and strategies, financial management, proposal writing and
demonstrated effectiveness as a communicator and business promoter.

Compensation: 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Deadline: 
10 May 2008
Phone: 
Fax: 867-266-7924

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!

 

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