CCPA-Manitoba, with the assistance of a variety of community volunteers, has prepared a proposed operating budget for 2009 that makes significant investments in alleviating social and economic in equality in this city, puts in place an aggressive Green Winnipeg Strategy, retains public control over services and financing, and balances revenues with expenditures.
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This report outlines the results of an education and engagement process that included a series of workshops and consultations with members of ethnocultural organizations and the greater immigrant and refugee community in Manitoba on the topic of social enterprise creation as part of a Community Economic Development (CED) strategy.
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All kidding aside, this is one way to describe the pilot project community leaders in Winnipeg launched three years ago. They had identified the same thing as the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) did when it surveyed community economic development (CED) organizations in 2002: many people active in CED feel that they lack many of the skills required to pull off all the projects that need doing.
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On behalf of the Manitoba Community Economic Development Network, I am writing to encourage you to support the renewal and expansion of the Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI). This excellent federal program has worked to promote and develop new and emerging co-ops that create jobs that make Manitoba's economy strong and diverse.
The Social Economy Stories Project
The blending of social and economic objectives is taking root across the world as the best means to replace dependency and exclusion with self-determination and self-sufficiency.