November Newsletter 2010

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November Newsletter 2010

Welcome to the November 2010 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 or phoning the Ontario office at (416) 760-2554.


In this issue:

News from the Canadian CED Network

Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD)

Launch of the International Forum on the Social and Soliarity Economy

Call for Papers - Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)

Partner Profile

Community Opportunity & Innovation Network (COIN)

Ontario CED News

CCEDNet Regional Events in Spring 2010


Sustain Ontario - Seeks a New Director

Emerging Leaders Recruitment

Upcoming Events

Register for the December Research & Policy Forum - Social Planning Toronto

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) presents : The Art of Start



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.


Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD)

The Master of Arts in Community Development (MACD) program offered through the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration starts each May. Designed with working professionals in mind, the MACD program builds and develops participant capacity to become successful leaders in the civil society and social economy.

Developed in collaboration with practitioners from the community economic development, co-operative, and non profit sectors, the MACD program is a part-time professional program delivered through a combination of online and residential courses. The program is focused on the practice and policy dimensions of three distinct and overlapping streams; community economic development, co-operatives, and non-profits. Each approach seeks to create social and economic change and relies on diverse resources and partnerships that are rooted in values of empowerment, cooperation and inclusion.

The MACD program may be of interest to you and members of your organization. They would appreciate if you could forward this information to others whom you think could benefit or be interested in the program.

For additional information on the MACD program they invite you to browse their webpage at:

To contact the MACD program call (250)721.6446 or email 


Launch of the International Forum on the Social and Soliarity Economy

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network is proud to be a partner in today's launch of the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy, to be held from October 17 to 20, 2011 at the Palais des congrès in Montréal.

To see the Release click here


Call for Papers - Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)


Building Communities: Exploring the Contributions of Nonprofits and the Social Economy

Submit proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions on topics related to Canadian, comparative, or international contexts. Proposals are particularly encouraged that fit into any of the following areas, broadly defined:

• Social Economy: Differing Perspectives
• Civil Society and its Challenges
• Nonprofits and Charities in a Changing World
• Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurship
• Co-operatives and their Challenges
• Community Organizing, & Community Economic Development
• Volunteering & Citizen Engagement
• Changing Conceptions of Financing
• Governance & Management
• Public Policy & Government Relations
• Communication, Networking & Social Marketing
• Community-University Research Partnerships

WHEN: June 1 to 3, 2011

WHERE:University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Fredericton

 For more information please visit their website here


Partner Profile


Community Opportunity & Innovation Network (COIN)



Community Opportunity & Innovation Network

(COIN) is a community-focused organization in Peterborough, Ontario that promotes equality, wellness and empowerment through innovative and sustainable economic development. Our mandate is to:

  • Support the development of new team-based enterprises that create economic opportunity for unemployed and underemployed people (ie. Youth, sole-support parents, EI recipients, etc.); and
  • Identify skills-shortage-occupations for our regional labour market, then train/support unemployed people to qualify for these positions.

Essentially, COIN’s operations widen the window of entrepreneurial opportunity.

Currently, we have social enterprises addressing three main themes:

  • The democratization of technology: COIN enterprise ReBoot Peterborough refurbishes computers for low-income individuals, not-for-profit organizations and charities; and TekDesk provides training in computer skills and live technical support for new Canadians and other groups, and is currently providing research on mitigating risk for vulnerable internet users;
  • Sustainable local food system development: COIN has several food enterprises including a café, catering services, a line of local food products, and a healthy school lunch service. These enterprises are pooling their buying power to play an important role in developing Peterborough’s local food distribution system, through community partnerships; and
  • Skills development and healthy living: COIN Enterprise Services helps small businesses learn what is needed to function, The Learning Source provides skills and leisure-based classes at accessible prices, and many of our social enterprises provide on-the-job training for individuals with barriers to employment.

Recently we have welcomed an accomplished new General Manager, Karen Sutherland. Karen has been deeply involved in our community, particularly in her advocacy for sustainable local food and labour issues. Our outgoing Director, Linda Slavin, is staving off retirement as she continues to manage projects with passion here at COIN.

Ontario CED News

CCEDNet Regional Events in Spring 2010

Given that these are still difficult economic times for many of our members, this summer CCEDNet’s Board has decided to partner with members across the country to organize regional events in the spring of 2011. 

The ontario CED events will offer excellent learning and networking opportunities without the travel costs of a national conference. This event will be a unique opportunities for organizations from different sectors to connect and share their experiences in building fairer and stronger local economies, tackling urban and rural poverty and homelessness, and creating healthier and more sustainable communities.

The Ontario event is still in the initial stages of developing a event steering group and are excited to have a numbe of organizations involved already.  If you are interested in being involved and providing your input into the planning process please contact the Paul Chamberlain in the Ontario office.



Sustain Ontario - Seeks a New Director


Do you have a passion for farm and food issues affecting Ontario?

Sustain Ontario, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives, promotes a collaborative approach to research, policy development and action by addressing the intersecting issues related to healthy food and local sustainable agriculture. They are looking for a new Director.

Sustain Ontario advocates for a food system that is healthy, ecological, equitable and financially viable. The Director of Sustain Ontario will work to strengthen Ontario’s farm and food networks, showcase food system innovations and champions, and press for farm and food policy reform.

Check out the posting here


Emerging Leaders Recruitment

Emerging Leaders needs your passion, excitement and skills to join their committee.
Committee members responsibilities include:

◘ Developing and presenting CED learning events (projects, conferences, workshops)
◘ Projects based in social, economic and environmental values
◘ Having a voice in CCEDNet’s programming and planning
◘ Developing outreach with other youth-focused CED organizations
◘ Connecting with youth interested in CED in your community

EL has a national teleconference the 3rd Thursday of every month (7:30 ET)

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume outlining your personal experience (maximum 2 pages please) to:

Stacia, EL Co-Chair at by November 30, 2010 (5PM PT).


Upcoming Events

Social Planning Toronto - Register for the December Research & Policy Forum

 “Can We Talk?” The relationship between the nonprofit sector and the Ontario government.

Join Social Planning Toronto for an important discussion of current opportunities and challenges for the sector in its relationship with the provincial government.


* Lynn Eakin, Lynn Eakin and Associates, and Ontario Nonprofit Network
* Margaret Hancock, Family Service Toronto, Ontario Nonprofit Network Steering Committee, and the Community Social Services Campaign
* Kathy Johnson, CUPE and the Community Social Services Campaign


* Update on the Partnership Project
* Sector implications of recent provincial bills including:
* Bill 16 (wage freeze)
* Bill 65 (corporations act)
* Bill 122 (procurement policy)

WHEN: Thursday, December 9, 2010, 9:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Social Planning Toronto, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001 (this event is wheelchair accessible)

All are welcome. As space is limited, registration is required.

Register online by submitting the form below or call Mary Micallef at (416) 351-0095 x251.


Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) presents : The Art of Start


OCLF invites you to a special The Art of Start: The Ups, Downs, Ins and Outs of Starting a Business also celebrating their 10th Anniversary.

Get inspired as local entrepreneurs share their stories. Come learn at this FREE Event what worked and didn't work for them and discover local business resources that are available to assist you.


WHEN: Tuesday, 7th December, 6 to 9PM

WHERE: Ben Franklin Place - 101 Centrepointe Dr.


6:00 p.m - Reception/Tradeshow
7:00 p.m - Welcome
7:05 p.m - OCLF Presentation
7:20 p.m - Keynote: Tracey Clark
7:35 p.m - Awards
7:45 p.m - Panelists
8:35 p.m - Questions
9:00 p.m - Networking

For more information visit their website here. To Register for the event click here

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