Happy Holidays from CCEDNet! CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2017

November 21, 2017

Do a Great Deal - Buy SocialHappy Holidays from CCEDNet!
CED Holiday Buying & Giving Guide 2017

Are 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 SocialSEOntario - Gift Guide 2017-2018

Social Enterprise Gift Giving Guide 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. Each gift you buy this holiday season can have significant impact on your community. Thanks to the newly launched Social Enterprise Gift Guide, extending the impact of your gift giving is now easier than ever. The Guide features a wide variety of products created by Canada’s diverse social enterprise sector, representing for-profit and non-profit organizations, cooperatives and B Corps. [more]

Buy Social from Certified Businesses Across Canada

Buy Social Canada certified suppliers are businesses throughout Canada offering quality products that create positive impact in their communities. With cafes, caterers, builders, home repairs, recyclers and more, there’s a social enterprise for whatever you need. [more]

10 thousand villagesCheck out 10 Thousand Villages to find businesses with a story

From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honoured skills by makers we have known and worked with for years. Every purchase improves the lives of makers by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income. [more]

Social Purchasing Portal in WinnipegSPP
The SPP is an online directory for socially responsible businesses in Winnipeg. It aids in networking and collaboration for small businesses “suppliers” to larger corporate bodies, organizations and individuals in the general public “purchasers,” as well as for job seekers who face various challenges to finding and maintaining jobs. [more]

Get social justice gifts for the holidaysCo-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]

Buy Good. Feel Good.#BuyGoodFeelGood Expo 2018 thefairtradeshow.com
Businesses that exhibit at The Fair Trade Show are committed to social justice, the environment and poverty reduction through fair trade practices and innovative business solutions. Browse a wide selection of ethically sourced products. Buy Good. Feel Good.  [more]

My New Neighbour Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday CheerJoin two young women on an ethical shopping journey. These two want to break free of the mindless materialism we have grown up in and start to meet their ‘new’ global neighbours. [more]

This Holiday, Buy LocalSaul Good Gift Co.

Saul Good Gift Co
Saul Good Gift Co. is a Vancouver gift basket business featuring the best tasting local artisan treats in BC. All items are selected because they’re delicious, small-batch, and exclusive. Their work with social enterprise ensures that each and every gift basket gives back to the community. [more]<