In this Issue
- Building Sustainable Local Food Systems: Toronto on the Forefront
- B.C. Credit Union the First to Sign a Living Wage Agreement
- Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Call for More Affordable Housing
- SSHRC Social Economy Suite: Policy Frameworks for the Social Economy
- GOAL Adult Literacy Program
- EYEE - Elmwood Youth Employment Experience Program
- Healthy Baby
- Settlement Outreach Worker
- Computer Drop In
- Urban Green Team
- Public phone/fax service
- Manitoba Housing Resource Centre for Keenleyside Tenants
- Assistance with online applications
- Parenting Support Programs
- Computer Classes - through GOAL
- Job Search Strategies - all ages, through EYEE
The Canadian CED Network has sent a letter to the premier of each province and territory across Canada requesting their position on granting the European Union unrestricted access to procurement at the sub-national level in Canada through the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Members of the Canadian CED Network and communities across the country have benefited from the policy flexibility sub-national governments currently have to implement purchasing policies that recognize the added social, economic, and environmental value of locally owned businesses, cooperatives, and social enterprises.
Canada is currently negotiating a CETA with the European Union. There is growing concern around proposed procurement rules that would remove the option sub-national governments have to use government purchasing in a way that creates stronger and more inclusive local economies, protects the environment, promotes ethical business practices, creates new opportunities for marginalized groups to gain long-term local employment, and fosters communitiy economic development. If you would like to get involved with others who have come together to challenge the Canada-EU free trade negotiations visit www.tradejustice.ca.
Farmer Direct Co-operative Ltd. (FDC), a farmer-owned business of 70 certified organic family farms is the first business in Canada and the Untied States to receive domestic fair trade certification. FDC is now both certified organic and fair trade making FDC the first company eligible to carry the fairDeal seal on their members' products. The fairDeal seal on products assures the consumer all companies involved in the supply chain of a product are fair trade and organic certified - consumers need only look for the one seal, the fairDeal.
For more information, please contact Jason Freeman, FDC General Manager at (306) 352-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based tool providing consistent and reliable social, economic and demographic data for all communities and regions across Canada. Newly enhanced, the CID offers a variety of new indicators on co-operatives, agriculture, rural and urban populations and a host of other valuable information resources from across Canada.
Visit www.cid-bdc.ca to access the CID now!
Growing concern for local food systems should come as no surprise to the reader. A cascade of health, social, economic and environmental problems are directly connected to much of the industrialized world's system of food production and consumption. A new report put forth by Toronto Public Health - a Food Strategy project - calls for a reformation of Toronto's food system to align with a health-focused agenda. This new report is designed to work as a vehicle towards environmental nourishment, protection against climate change, the promotion of social justice and the creation of local and diverse economic development for the betterment of the community.
Click here to find out how your community can take a "food system perspective".
Community Savings Credit Union has become the first financial institution in British Columbia to sign the Living wage Agreement. The Living Wage for Families campaign calls on employers to meet a higher standard for both their direct staff and major contractors - it reflects what people need to support their families based on the actual costs of living in a specific community.
Delegates to the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada's annual meeting in London, ON are calling on all levels of government to work together to help almost four million Canadians living in core housing need. Governments have been called upon to find ways to maintain the affordability and security of existing co-operative housing as agreements with government are set to end in the next several years.
Three Master's level scholarships are available for approximately $12,000 for one academic year. There awards are open to Masters' students studying public policy, Canadian politics, or related fields. Consult the project website for more information on the social economy, the research team and community partners.
For the latest CED postings visit the National and Regional job pages on CCEDNet's website
Positions to post? Send them to email@example.com