January Newsletter 2011

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January Newsletter 2011

Welcome to the January 2011 Issue of the Canadian CED Network's e-newsletter for the Ontario Region, your information resource on the latest news and projects in CED in Ontario.

Please contact us with your comments by emailing ontario@ccednet-rcdec.ca or phoning the Ontario office at (416) 760-2554.


In this issue:

News from the Canadian CED Network

CCEDNet Membership Renewal

Lanuch of Canadian CED Network Facebook Fan Page and YouTube Channel


Partner Profile

Food Security Research Network (FSRN)

Ontario CED News

CCEDNet Regional Events in Spring 2011

Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER) Social Finance Policy Papers Updated

CED Tool

 Communities Matrix - 69 Tools, Techniques, and Resources for Communities


Senior Advisor position at SiG @ MaRS

General Manager - Karma Co-operative Inc

Upcoming Events

Social Analysis Systems (SAS2) Workshop


Crop-Planning for Vegetable Growers with Frédéric Theriault

Why Cities? Why Poverty? Tele-learning Workshop



News from the Canadian CED Network

For more news from the Canadian CED Network, please visit the "What's New in CED" section on our website. 

CCEDNet Membership Renewal

Active promotion and initiation of forward-thinking activities that combat poverty are what sow the seeds of community development and lighten the burden of economic insecurity. Through these activities, our aim remains supporting our members and creating a national vehicle for collective action to strengthen communities.

Your membership is essential to our success as a movement. Click here to renew your CCEDNet membership now for the 2011 calendar year.


Canadian CED Network Facebook Fan Page

Last month, we created a Facebook fan page to better communicate with our friends and members. Since then, we have been regularly posting the best and latest information on CED and the social economy.

Please join us and “like” CCEDNet page, and post your resources, questions and comments too! The new Fan Page can be found at here. Check it out!

You can also subscribe to our growing YouTube Channel for great profiles on CED initiatives and informative talks with CCEDNet staff on community development issues.


Partner Profile

Food Security Reserach Network


The Food Security Research Network (FSRN) is dedicated to finding ways that Northern community can support a stronger local food system. Northwestern Ontario offers unique conditions under which to explore the challenges, opportunities and solutions for food security from many different vantages. They strive to bring together the resources and innovation needed to engage in these solutions.

They support sustainable local food systems in Northern Ontario by:

  • Providing a strongly linked network of researchers, students, and community partners through our Community Service Learning program and its associated projects
  • Growing a knowledge base shared between the classroom and the community
  • Facilitating leadership
  • A Contextual Fluidity Partnership model built on community strengths, respect for process and listening intently to community needs.

The Food Security Research Network and the Community Service Learning program is in itself a new way of addressing food security, coupling university resources – faculty, students and staff – with dedicated Northwestern Ontario partners in a Contextual Fluidity Partnership Model designed to foster growth in knowledge. They propose four innovative approaches to enhancing local food marketing, production, and distribution as well as novel uses of the boreal forest for enhancing food security.

For more information about FSRN visit their website here

For more additonal information about their upcoming event including a Plant Growing Workshop  on Feburary 18th and 19th, 2011. Scroll down to our Upcoming Event section or click here

Ontario CED News

Ontario CED Event | June 8th, 2011 - Save the date 

Connections to Revitalize Communities - An Ontario Community Economic Development Event | June 8th, 2011

CCEDNet – Ontario Region is pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario CED Event on June 8th, 2011. The focus of this event is to provide unique opportunities for organizations from different sectors to connect and share their experiences in building fairer and stronger local economies and designing inclusive and equitable strategies that creating healthier and more sustainable communities.

To ensure this event is inclusive and multi-sectoral a combination of event activities will be incorporated. Some of them include: plenary speakers, facilitated networking opportunities, social enterprise market place and skill workshops.

For more information about the event and how you can be involvoed in the planning please visit the event wedsite here or facebook page here


Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER) Social Finance Policy Papers Updated

Social finance has an important role to play in the development of the social economy in Ontario. The Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER) has just published four social finance policy papers with recommendations aimed at strengthening the social economy through improving access to capital for social enterprises and nonprofit organizations in Ontario.

Check out the latest copies on CCEDNet website here


CED Tools

Communities Matrix - 69 Tools, Techniques, and Resources for Communities

The Matrix is a result of Centre for Innovative and Entrpreneurial Leadership's research and experience in assisting communities to become more vibrant, entrepreneurial, and innovative. The CIEL has noted that communities vary in their ability to make decisions about their future, and in their ability to carry through on identified courses of action. The Matrix divides the community development process into four phases: Chaos, Emergence, Vision, and Actualization.

The tools and resources in this document are designed to be used according to an organization's stage on the communities matrix. CIEL, where possible, sought to classify tools and techniques that were relatively simple to self- administer, easy to understand and relatively inexpensive.

Click here to download the Communities Matrix


Senior Advisor position at SiG @ MaRS

SiG is seeking a Senior Advisor, a critical and senior position, to join our team. This individual will be primarily responsible for advising clients throughout the various stages of building their ventures. The role will focus on both social purpose for-profit businesses and non-profit social enterprises.   This work involves advising clients, who operate in the ‘blended value’ space, on marketing, operations, business strategy, access to networks and financing.

Apply to: Careers@marsdd.com with reference to: Senior Advisor SiG with a cover letter that addresses the qualifications outlined in the job ad as candidates will be assessed against those qualifications. Please note: this is a one-year contract position with possibility of renewal.

Deadline: All applications, with cover letter and accompanying resume/ CV must be received by 5 pm on Wednesday February 2, 2011.


General Manager - Karma Co-operative Inc

Karma Co-operative is a non-profit member-owned and operated co-operative food store that emphasizes organic and local foods and environmentally friendly household products. The General Manager manages the operations at the store, and meets the goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line “Karma GM Application” to Kirsten Heyerdahl, Corporate Secretary, Karma Co-op at board@karmacoop.org

Visit Karma Co-operative website for additional information about the cooperative and the job postering here 

Upcoming Events

Social Analysis Systems (SAS2) Workshop


 SAS2 is a new approach to participatory action research, planning and evaluation. It
is designed for people in the voluntary, academic, private, and government sectors who are involved in:
• Community-based inquiry,
• Project planning and evaluation,
• Workplace and organizational learning,
• Public engagement.

Initiated at Carleton University, SAS2 is now used by practitioners around the world from
villages to boardrooms. It combines practical tools and concepts to engage people and
mobilize evidence in complex settings involving multiple stakeholders. The approach is versatile and builds on an opensource logic relevant to many sectors and
fields of study.

For more information on the approach, the people involved and examples of results visit

WHEN: Feburary 8th to 10th, 2011 | 8:30am to 4pm (daily)

WHERE: 80 Hayden Street (near Church and Bloor accessible by Bloor station and Sherbourne station), Toronto, ONT

REGISTRATION:Registration for this three-day event includes refreshments, a 50-page handbook of tools, and a great facilitation team.
Group of 2 people or more: $650 per person
Single: $700
Student: $600
Prices do not include HST 





Participants will:
* Apply marketing concepts to challenges facing their own organizations
* Explore specialized applications of marketing in social purpose organizations related to such issues as branding, social marketing, volunteer recruitment and resource development (scope of applications to be determined by participant needs) By the end of the workshop, participants will  understand how to bring the course together to create a practical marketing plan for their

WHEN:  Friday, January 28th, 2011 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station), Room 5-240.

COST: $140 + HST; Each additional participant from the same organization will receive a $15 discount, as will those who register for more than one workshop. Student rate available. Refreshments, coffee & tea served,  but lunch not provided.

TO REGISTER:  Access the online registration form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY65KMM, or contact Lisa White at secworkshops@gmail.com , or 416-978-0022


Crop-Planning for Vegetable Growers with Frédéric Theriault

The Food Security Research Network (FSRN) is pleased to announce the second edittion of their Crop Planning for Vegetable Growers workshop.

Workshop Description:
Careful and detailed farm planning is the most important component of farm success. Crop planning, the calculation and selection of quantities, varieties, successions and crops to be grown is a key component of the farm plan. In this workshop, Frédéric Thériault will describe and explain the step-by-step approach to crop planning that he has developed with Daniel Brisebois in their book Crop Planning for Diversified Vegetable Growers.

About The Presenter:
Frédéric Thériault is one of the 5 partners of Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol in Les Cèdres, QC. They support a 250-share CSA enterprise and do retail market gardening as well, making a respectable and sustainable living off of just 7 acres. The farm was started in 2004 and is a thriving example of quick and successful establishment. It is cited in the Equiterre CSA farm network as an example of a very well-managed and profitable farm. Frédéric and his partners attribute much of their success to their planning method and are pleased to share it with other like-minded growers.

WHERE: Kakabeka Legion Hall, Kakabeka Falls, ONT

WHEN: Friday, February 18th from 5:30pm till 9:30pm and Saturday, February 19th from 8:30am till 3:30pm

COST: Regular registration is $75 per person; student fee is $50 with valid student I.D.

TO REGISTER: Click here to download the registration from


Why Cities? Why Poverty? Tele-learning Workshop

The first call in the Canada's Cities Reducing Poverty series, taking place on January 27, will feature Brock Carlton, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities. Mr. Carlton will discuss a recent report exploring poverty, income inequality and the concept of social infrastructure. The report introduces the concept of social infrastructure, the support system provided by municipal governments and made up of direct social services, such as affordable housing, emergency shelters and subsidized childcare, as well as public services like transit, recreation and libraries.

Click here to register

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