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Community Finance Gathering

A poster with many diverse people says Community Finance Gathering, March 24, 12:00PMThis Community Finance Gathering is an open and inclusive convening of community finance stakeholders in Ontario, from place-based funds and financial institutions to community organizations and policy leaders.

This gathering is a part of the Catalyst Community Finance Initiative. They are seeking to build and scale the ecosystem together and it is critical to have a wide range of perspectives and stakeholders at the table. 

About Catalyst

The Catalyst: Community Finance Initiative is a multi-year initiative to develop enhanced ecosystem and policy infrastructure to support the start-up and scale up place-based community finance organizations in urban, rural and Northern communities in Ontario and across the country.

They are seeking to: collectively design relevant ecosystem and provincial public policy infrastructure to ensure that community finance institutions can successfully and sustainably start-up and scale their impact; facilitate knowledge sharing amongst place-based finance and capacity organizations; and engage existing and new community finance organizations that can serve organizations, projects, and enterprises in selected urban, rural and Northern communities, alongside mainstream leaders in philanthropy, public policy, and financial institutions.


Director of Human Resources

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is seeking a Director of Human Resources. This is a leadership position that will report to the Executive Director, leading CCEDNet’s organizational policies and practices related to recruitment, staff support, team culture and well-being.  


15 Mar 2022

Investment Readiness Program, Partnership Lead

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is seeking a dynamic, organized, and collaborative person to fill the term position of Investment Readiness Program, Partnership Lead. This is a significant project and partnership management position related to CCEDNet’s multifaceted role in the federal government’s Investment Readiness Program (IRP), reporting to CCEDNet’s Regional Networks Director.

The base salary range is $62,218 - $76,258 annually, adjusted for regional cost of living variances, plus extended benefits.
27 Mar 2022

Leading Through Change: An Introduction to CCEDNet’s Community Leadership Program

Join us for this engaging and interactive 2.5-hour session to help leaders make sense of the rapid change we are all experiencing. The session will provide frameworks and approaches to help organizations, teams and individuals navigate effectively in this evolving environment. It will also introduce you to the Community Leadership Program, should you be interested in experiencing the program before enrolling for the Spring Leadership Training.

For whom: This course is for those wanting an introduction to the full 6-session Community Leadership Program training and/or those who are looking to inspire and deepen their leadership practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. To explore the dynamic changes we are experiencing in our leadership roles
  2. To examine two different frameworks that will help us and our teams to better navigate change
  3. To collectively share change management strategies and approaches

3 Course Dates Available: 

Thursday, Feb. 24: 10:00am - 12:30pm Eastern Time (FULL!)

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Tuesday, March 1: 12:30PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time (FULL!)

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Tuesday, March 8: 9:30AM - 12:00PM Eastern Time (NEW!)

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Limited Capacity: Please note that space is limited and each session will be capped to ensure each participant has a high quality, engaging and impactful experience.  If the sessions are booked, please contact a.zylinski@ccednet-rcdec.ca to be placed on a waiting list.  

Cost: Free

Accessibility: Closed Captioning will be available at the workshop. Additional accessibility accommodations are available by advanced request by contacting Adriana Zylinski by February 18, 2022. 

Registration Note: These sessions will not be recorded.  Due to limited capacity, we expect registration indicates your confirmed attendance. Thank you in advance.  

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About your Facilitator

Suzanne Gibson “awakens the potential” of your organization to achieve its mandate and vision. Over the past 25 years, Suzanne has:

  • inspired new and established organizations to “dream big,” unite around an idea and turn those dreams into reality
  • uncovered creative solutions to complex social and organization problems
  • mobilized diverse groups into strong teams
  • facilitated and supported leaders, staff and volunteers to achieve their personal and collective potential
  • applied her entrepreneurial flair to start up innovative new ventures
  • equipped organizations to secure much-needed knowledge, skills and resources.

Suzanne will help you draw out the very best from your volunteers, staff and stakeholders as you help create a better world.


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