December 2011

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Meet our Members

The Kitikmeot Economic Development is a branch of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association. It provides training, employment assistance, business development and financial assistance.

>> Vist their website

The Saskatchewan Developers Association's vision is to be the lead multi-stakeholder network in Saskatchewan for building economic capacity, via innovative program delivery and coordinated initiatives with members, allies and partners. Their mandate is: Building the capacity of communities to grow and direct the economic future of Saskatchewan.

>> Visit their website 

Saskatchewan CED News

Bridging the Gap - Regina Landlords and Renters on Social Assistance

This short film was created to highlight some of the problems with low income housing in Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina has one of the lowest vacancy rates in Canada (0.7%). Bridging the Gap aims to start a dialogue between the landlords and the government in order to curb the rise in homelessness.

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Saskatchewan Highlights from the New Issue of ANERJ

The latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSERJ) is now available online. The work of two Saskatchewan-based researchers is featured in the issue. In Cooperative Development Gap in Québec and Saskatchewan 1980 to 2010, Mitch Diamantopoulos (University of Regina) examines the size and scale of the co-op development gap between the two provinces, and highlights its historical origins and significance. The issue also features an article by Brett Fairbairn (University of Saskatchewan) and Catherine Leviten-Reid (Cape Breton University), who write about Multi-stakeholder governance in cooperative organizations.

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Homes and Schools over Jail Cells: A Five-Year Plan to Address Poverty

Hoping to set real solutions in action, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership has developed a five-year plan to eliminate poverty in Saskatoon. The plan calls for more housing and improved access to education as key components to reduce poverty, particularly among youth. Coordinator Janice Braden says it isn't about coming up with a lot of new ways of spending money, rather it's about taking good ideas from other parts of the country and putting them into place here.

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Co-op Merit Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Co-op Merit Awards. This year, the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association and partners recognized the following individuals for the outstanding contributions that they have made to the co-operative sector. Click on their names to learn more about these deserving award winners.

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National CED News

On Air With Social Enterprise Researchers

To celebrate ANSER’s 2011 Conference, the Atlantic social economy research network ran two days of radio broadcasts on Fredericton community radio. These episodes are now available to download. In one program, Mike Lewis of the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal speaks about his BALTA research which looks at community-level strategies for dealing with climate change and peak oil from across the country.

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Demonstrating Value Webinar Now Available

Engage Your Audience: An Introduction to Dynamic Performance Snapshots using SAP Crystal Dashboard.

In this half hour webinar held and recorded on November 9, 2011, you will learn the basics of how to develop an Interactive Performance Snapshot using SAP's Crystal Dashboard Design and learn about SAP's software donation program through Tech Soup.

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(Source: Enterprising Non-Profits Newsletter)

Nova Scotia's Premier Announces Support for Social Enterprise at CCSE4

More than 250 social enterprise practitioners and thinkers were in attendance for the Fourth Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise, which was held last month in Halifax. The event was a great success with many valuable learning events and networking opportunities. Nova Scotia's Premier Darrell Dexter provided a highlight of the Conference with a speech which called for greater support for non-profits starting social enterprises and improving access to capital for social enterprises. Premier Dexter also voiced his support for provincial procurement policies that could support local social enterprises.

>> Read the full speech 

CED Book Club: America Beyond Capitalism

Gar Alperovitz's America Beyond Capitalism is a blueprint for a new economy, rooted in communities and a decentralized vision of a sustainable and truly democratic future. Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, shows how thousands of local experiments across the country are rising to meet the economic and ecological challenges of our era, laying the foundation for a new system more attuned to the needs of people and planet, and not just profit.

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ANSER the Call for Conference Submissions

Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is inviting submissions and proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions for their Fifth Annual Conference - The Changing Role of Nonprofits and the Social Economy in an Uncertain World. Submissions will be welcomed on topics related to nonprofits, co‐operatives, social enterprises, community economic development, and the social economy in Canadian, comparative, or international contexts. The deadline for proposals is January 9, 2012.

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Faith-Based Organizations Engaged in the Social Economy: The Example of Catholic Religious Orders and the Mennonite

New research by Bob McKeon examines the contributions that faith-based organizations (FBOs) are making to the social economy sector in Canada. This study is the second BALTA research project looking at the role of FBOs in the social economy. It looks specifically at the approaches of Catholic religious orders and Mennonite community outreach organizations in their social economy projects.

For more information, contact Bob McKeon at

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