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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!

 

2007-08 SOCIAL ECONOMY CENTRE WORKSHOP SERIES

STRATEGIC PLANNING THAT WORKS

With

JANE GARTHSON

President, Garthson Leadership Centre


If you are the champion of strategic planning in your organization - or are stuck with the task - this workshop is for you. Let one of Canada's most experienced and respected governance consultants introduce you to a strategic planning approach that works!

Join us in this workshop to:
· Learn 12 great tips that really make a difference, as well as practical ideas for overseeing the process
· Create a strategic plan that actually builds enthusiasm, gets results and stays relevant instead of gathering dust
· Develop a strategic plan that will focus the tireless efforts of your volunteers (and staff, if any) on what really helps improve your community


About Jane Garthson:
Jane has consulted in leadership and ethics to the voluntary sector and governments since 1992. She also directs and regulates horse racing as a Commissioner of the Ontario Racing Commission. She was Executive Director of a non-profit sport governing body, and led a very successful turnaround. Jane is a Past Chair and founder of the Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada, editor of Non-profit Boards and Governance Review e-newsletter, author of the monthly Ethics columns for CharityVillage and contributing editor, Governance, for Canadian Fundraiser.

FORMAT: An interactive workshop with opportunities to ask questions and tailor information to your own organization.

DATE: Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

COST: $100 + GST; Each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount.

LOCATION: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, room 5-175
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station).

 

 

Countdown to a Poverty Reduction Plan

The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction is hosting a day-long forum on April 14 to build momentum for Ontario’s poverty reduction plan. Building on the success of our January meeting, we want to share strategies for how we can keep working together to ensure Ontario gets a real plan to reduce poverty. We’ll be hearing from people living in poverty, those working on poverty reduction at the community level and in other provinces, and practical ways to bring more people into the conversation.

Social Enterprises and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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2008-01-01

In 2006 CCEDNet undertook a research initiative designed to identify areas for policy improvement related to social enterprises which employ persons in receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). A recent policy forum sponsored by Ontario‟s Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) (Randolph Group, 2006) indicates that there is increased interest in the province to explore public policy options for supporting social enterprises. Thus this research may be particularly significant at this time.

Four goals were established for the research:

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Out of this world Café (OTW Café)

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2008-01-01
In 2006 Algoma University, with funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation through the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet), undertook a research initiative designed to identify areas for policy improvement related to social enterprises which employ persons in receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). This is one of four case studies developed as an outcome of this initiative.

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Jarrett Value 2 Co-op

Date: 
2008-01-01

In 2006, Algoma University, with funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Canadian CED Network, undertook research to identify areas for policy improvement on social enterprises that employ individuals in receipt of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). This is one of four case studies developed as an outcome of this initiative.

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