Happy Holidays from CCEDNet! CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2015

November 24, 2015

Happy Holidays from CCEDNet!
CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2015

Do a Great Deal - Buy SocialAre you spreading the holiday cheer this year? This guide is designed to help extend the reach of that cheer through encouraging thoughtful buying and giving.

We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a CED-filled holiday season. See anything missing from this list? We will be adding more tips between now and Christmas so don’t hesitate to send your additions to communications at ccednet-rcdec.ca.


This Holiday, Buy Social

Use the Social Enterprise Marketplace to Find Gifts from Social Enteprises
Interested in buying from social enterprises this holiday season? Check out this online marketplace from the Social Enterprise Canada to research social enterprises by name, industry, location and/or the social purpose they achieve. [more]

Social Enterprise Holiday Gift Ideas from SEontario.org
This holiday season why not make a purchase that won’t just make the receiver happy, but will also benefit Ontario, and your local community? Throughout the month of December SEontario will be showcasing different Social Enterprises [SE], and SE Marketplaces that you can purchase your holiday gifts from. [more]

Join the Social Purchasing Portal’s Holiday Shopping Bus Tour in WinnipegSPP Holiday Shopping Tour
Find unique gifts for the holidays and make a difference with your dollar! Join this shopping tour of Winnipeg and be part of the movement to support the local economy [more]

Co-operative Gift Bundle
Buying gifts for the holidays can be an ethical statement that helps build a new economy. The Toolbox for Education and Social Action put together their most popular items with the best—and most delicious—gifts produced by the co-op movement. [more]


This Holiday, Buy Local

Get the Facts on Shopping Local for the Holidays
To illustrate the ways that local businesses are growing in popularity, delivering stronger economic returns, and expanding in numbers, the Advocates for Independent Business, a coalition of 14 groups coordinated by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, put together this infographic. [more]

Infographic: 12 Reasons to Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season
Of course, shopping at local, independent businesses is an important way to strengthen local economies. The folks at Local First Toronto have prepared a poster with 12 Reasons to Give the Gift of Local This Holiday Season [more]

BC Buy Local Week 2015 – November 30-December 6, 2015
LOCO BC’s annual Buy Local Week falls on the first week of December – what better time to buy your local Christmas gifts! The BC Buy Local campaign makes BC-based businesses, products, food and wines more visible to consumers. [more]

“Both the Buy Local campaign and Buy It Forward encourage people to think about how they can vote for the communities and the province that they want by spending money a little differently.” [more]

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