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  1. Network offers translation services

  2. Membership Summer Special

  3. CCEDNet welcomes Naomi Adams and Art Lew to its Board of Directors

  4. Practitioner of the month – Donna Heimbecker

  5. CCEDNet’s membership committee is recruiting new members!

  6. Community Development Service Learning Program

  7. Canadian CED Network Social economy research project

  8. Presentations from the 2010 National Summit on a People Centered Economy

    CED News

  9. MLA Statement in BC Legislation on CED and Social Enterprise

  10. Co-op Week 2010: Experience the Co-operative Difference


  11. EAARTH, Making Life on a Tough New Planet

  12. Financing the Co-operative Movement

  13. New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Act

  14. CCPA-MB launches new book: The Social Determinants of Health in Manitoba

The Canadian CED Network is pleased to announce the introduction of translation services for our members. We are happy to provide both English to French and French to English translations for documents of all sizes. Through strong relationships with skillful, certified translators, we are able to provide competitive rates and quick turnaround time. Contact Bianca Mathieu, our Communications and Member Engagement Coordinator, toll free at 1-877-202-2268 to discuss your translation needs. Any proceeds are reinvested into furthering the aims of the Canadian CED Network.
The Canadian CED Network is offering you a membership Summer discount. Join now and receive a 50% prorated rate for the remainder of the year. In addition to being part of a national platform for collective action, becoming a CCEDNet member offers opportunities for practitioner development, peer learning, as well as tools and resources and discounted rates and travel subsidies for future conferences and events. Membership categories can be found on the Network’s website at http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/get_involved/online_membership_application . Contact Bianca Mathieu, our Communications and Member Engagement Coordinator, toll free at 1-877-202-2268 to take advantage of this discount.      
Congradulations to Naomi Adams and Art Lew for their nomination for a three year term on CCEDNet’s Board of Directors. They present diverse backgrounds, skills, and experience and we invite you to view their bio at http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/about/board .
Special THANK YOU to Cathy Harrington for all of her years of service and dedication to CCEDNet’s Board.
This month the Canadian CED Network is featuring Donna Heimbecker, the founding General Manager of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC)  an Aboriginal performing arts organization that utilizes theatre as a community development tool - . SNTC provides a combination of community and professional arts programming that engages Aboriginal aspiring, emerging and established artists and that promotes positive images of Aboriginal people.

To read the full story, visit: http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-rcdec.ca/files/ccednet/SEStories_Feb2010_Heimbecker.pdf
Social Economy stories are designed to provide practitioners’ perspectives on what the Social Economy means to them and their communities. In particular, the stories featured here highlight the voices of Aboriginal, immigrant and women practitioners. Check back, each month as the Canadian CED Network will be featuring a new practitioner of the month.
CCEDNet's Membership committee is made up of CED practitioners from across the country who work to connect people together. They recruit new members and provide advice on marketing, member benefits and services to support the members’ capacity to advance CED in Canada.  They are currently working on membership fees and benefits. The Membership committee is looking for new members across the country.

If you are interested in joining the Membership committee, please submit an email to Membership Chair Ryan Gibson (ryan_gibson@live.com) outlining your interest in the work of CCEDNet's Membership committee and a brief bio highlighting your experiences and affiliations. The committee meets via conference call once a month. In selecting members, the committee looks to ensure diverse representation from a geographic, demographic, and sectoral context.
CCEDNet’s CDSL National Project began in January 2007 and was completed in December 2009. The project looked at the role of learning in creating change and building engaged citizens within CED organizations. This report shares the insights and outcomes that emerged from facilitated peer learning and training, tool development and partnership development between community organizations, youth, students, university community service learning programs, researchers and policy influencers.
Why Learning? CED work involves challenging collective assumptions about what we value and what we are striving for as a community and as a society. What we learned from people involved in this project is that challenging the paradigms and assumptions of others means we must continually and critically examine our own assumptions as practitioners and as a movement for change. Learning for a change is a specific approach to learning that lets us do this…
"The Community Economic Development Sector and Progressive Policy Change in Manitoba", by Alexandre Charron
"The Growth of the Social Economy in Québec Through the Unification of the Movement Since 1996", by Alexandre Charron
Prepared for the Canadian CED Network, these two papers take a close look at the policy frameworks to support CED and the Social Economy which exist in Québec and Manitoba. The papers take a historical view of the development of such policy in these provinces and seek to identify the main factors which made this development possible. As these are the 2 Canadian provinces most advanced with respect to CED policy, it is hoped that such an analysis may provide models to inform the policy and advocacy work of the Social Economy movement in other parts of the country as well as abroad.
View presentations from the 2010 National Summit on a People Centered Economy by visiting our Summit page: http://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/summit

Now available are presentations from various speakers.  View our distinguished panelists discussing "Portrait of the People-Centred Economy", Susan Tanner from the Canadian Environmental Network providing a "Cross Sector Perspective" and Tim Dramin, SiG/Causeway Social Finance speaking on one of the six Summit themes, "Finance and Investment." Check back soon for videos, showcasing highlights from the Summit.

CED News

Doug Donaldson, MLA, Stikine, Deputy Finance Critic and active member of the Canadian CED Network, made a private members statement in the legislature on the need for a meaningful Rural BC Strategy and the role Community Economic Development could play in helping support our northern communities with the proper focus. You can view my statement at : Rural B.C. Community Economic Development – D. Donaldson, MLA – April 12, 2010
Thank you Doug for all the work you do to help make your community a better, stronger, and healthier place to live and work.
The values, principles and practices that make co-operatives different from other types of businesses - and the difference co-operatives make to the lives of Canadians - will be the focus of this year's Co-op Week celebrations, which will take place from October 17-23, 2010.

The theme of Co-op Week 2010, Experience the Co-operative Difference, celebrates the advantages of the co-operative business model in Canada and around the world.  These include:
  • Ownership: Co-ops are democratic organizations owned by their members, who participate in their co-op on the basis of one member, one vote.
  • Values: Co-ops are  based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
  • Purpose: Co-ops exist  to create value for their members; they're not about making big profits for shareholders.
Service: Most co-ops are locally controlled and operated. and provide services not just to their members, but also to the communities they live in.

Click here for more information: http://www.coopscanada.coop/en/orphan/Co-opWeek2010


Bill McKibben insists in his new book that we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive climate change is not only unavoidable but already under way.
A changing world costs large sums to defend. But the endless economic growth that could underwrite such largesse depends on the stable planet we've managed to damage and degrade. We can't rely on old habits any longer.
For more information, visit Bill McKibben's website at: http://www.billmckibben.com/eaarth/eaarthbook.html
Amanda Wilson writes about the strengths of the co-operative model and how Organic Underground’s, a co-op cafe in downtown Belleville, Ontario, progressive politics and commitment to sustaining a community-run space has resulted in a loyal membership base.
To view Amanda Wilson’s article on Financing the Co-operative movement, go to: http://lecanadian.com/2010/04/30/financing-the-co-operative-movement/
The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Act, introduced in the Legislature on February 19, opens the door to a new approach to poverty reduction, social support and employment development. Click here for more information.
CCPA-Manitoba launched it's eagerly awaited book The Social Determinants of Health in Manitobaedited by Lynne Fernandez, Shauna MacKinnon and Jim Silver.  More than 50 people gathered at the William Norrie Centre on Selkirk Avenue to hear from the three editors and special guest, Dennis Raphael from York University in Toronto.  Dennis (above) is Canada’s leading expert on the social determinants of health and we were delighted that he was able to join us.
The book is available from the CCPA-MB office and costs $20.
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