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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!

 

2008 National Conference

ANNOUNCING CANADA'S PREMIER ANNUAL COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVENT!

May 21-24, 2008, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Each year, the Canadian CED Network holds a national conference to bring together those who support community-based efforts to improve social conditions and create economic opportunities in Canada and beyond.

As the premier CED event in Canada, the conference aims to:

* Strengthen CED practitioners and organizations
* Advance a pan-Canadian policy agenda for CED
* Contribute to skills development and capacity building
* Increase the profile of CED as a viable approach to the economic revitalization of Canadian communities.

Each year, the conference attracts over 400 CED practitioners, civil society representatives, civil servants, business and co-operative developers, and academics for dozens of learning and information sharing sessions, inspirational keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and local site visits. The annual conference provides an opportunity for participants to pause and reflect on our grassroots beginnings, while coming together to develop a vision for what we wish to achieve.

Register online now!

Accounting Technician

Quint Development Corporation

 

Quint Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization which exists to strengthen the social and economic well-being of Saskatoon's five core neighbourhoods through a community economic development approach.

Quint is looking to fill the following position:

Accounting Technician 40hrs/month

Deadline: 
25 Mar 2008
Phone: 
Fax: (306) 683-1957
Region: 

Working Together for Shared Vision & Purpose

Collaboration in the New Economy "Working Together for Shared Vision & Purpose" Hosted by the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA)!

NEW!! Pre-Conference LEADERSHIP Workshop has now been added to program - March 19th, 2008 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Pre-Conference LEADERSHIP workshop: Included in Your Conference Fees BUT You Must Pre-register by notifying the SEDA office by phone at 306-384-5817 or online at www.seda.sk.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: March 19th Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. must also be pre-booked with the SEDA office and is NOT included with your conference fees. A $20.00 additional charge applies to lunch. SEDA office will be pleased to invoice.

ACCOMMODATIONS: ROOM BLOCK for March 18th is being held at the Radisson until March 14th - Book today by calling 306-665-3322 - ask for SEDA block.

Read more on the Pacific Institute and view updated Conference Program at: https://www.seda.sk.ca/index.cfm?cal_08_agm_brochure.pdf

 

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