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Sharing for Social Change: An Exploration of Shared Space and Shared Service Models in Ontario's Non-Profit Sector

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly experimenting with new forms of shared space and shared services. By working together, they are able to achieve greater efficiencies in their operations and greater impact in their local communities. Here in Ontario we have a number of organizations who are pioneering this field. From shared work spaces and back-office services to community hubs and project trusteeship, these groups are exploring the ways that sharing can lead to social change. Our goal is to bring together nonprofit organizations from across the province to share experiences and strategies for putting collaboration to work. Sharing for Social Change will allow us to explore questions like: What experiments are underway...and are they working? What are the secrets from the veterans? How can we all benefit from sharing for social change?

Election Time: CED Lobbying Tips!


Why should you lobby?
Letters, emails, and in person meetings are all avenues for lobbying. Meetings with MPPs, Candidates, and/or their staff in your riding will help raise awareness of CED/social enterprises and highlight the main issues within the movement. Educating and informing legislatures about needs within the social enterprise and CED movement will help persuade the government that their support is important and required.

The following are a few key points these meetings would help achieve:

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2008 CCEDNet-Ontario Policy Framework

CCEDNet Ontario advocates for a policy agenda that builds the social economy and enhances
community economic development as a way to:

1. Build Fairer, Stronger Local Economies,
2. Tackle Poverty And Homelessness, and
3. Create Sustainable Communities

We call for public policies that create an enabling environment for communities to create their
own futures, building on the innovation and commitment of thousands of active
citizens/volunteers and their community organizations.

Social Business Manager:

Social Business Manager

Causeway Work Centre is committed to developing and operating social businesses designed to provide competitive supported employment to persons with a disability or other barriers to employment. Causeway currently operates the Ottawa Social Purchasing Portal, a food services business, a landscaping business, and a used bicycle repair and sales business. The Social Business Manager will oversee the business operations of all current and future social enterprises.

28 Mar 2008

Northern Ontario Women's Economic Development Conference


APRIL 29-30, 2008, Valhalla Inn

Save the date for the first regional economic development conference devoted to advancing business development opportunities for women. Conference themes include:

  • Building a Business in Northern Ontario
  • Creating Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Growing Our Northern Communities

The Northern Ontario Women's Economic Development Conference is open to both women and men who share a vision for developing innovative, women-centred solutions to help build strong and sustainable Northern Ontario communities.

It will engage regional communities in thought-provoking and informative discussions regarding the economic role of women and their current and future growth potential in promoting economic and social progress for the North.

Don't miss out on this thought-provoking and informative conference, aimed at empowering women in business and in the workplace.

For more information contact: outreach@paro.ca

To download the invitation (PDF) please click here.


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