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THIS REPORT is about the value of Indigenous lands.
As we approach our 2021 Annual General Meeting, we are looking back on 2020.
How do we tell the story of such a year? How do we honour the pain and grief experienced the world over, while at the same time celebrating the solidarity, mutual aid, and resilience that were born from the turmoil? How do we leverage our collective power to protect and nurture CCEDNet members, communities, and life itself -- all while caring for ourselves?
Until now, there has never been an economic impact study on the innovative Nova Scotia Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) tax credit program to assess its impact in creating jobs and building local economies. Beginning last September, CCEDNet has been partnering with the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick (CECNB) and the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition on a Pan-Canadian Community Investment Organization Project that has included this landmark study.
The “silver tsunami” of retiring business owners without a succession plan has been recognized for many years now and was already of huge concern before COVID-19, which exacerbated the problem by adding thousands of other businesses at risk or already closed.