Region: Manitoba

The Manitoba regional network builds strength, knowledge, connection, and power.

The Manitoba regional network of the Canadian CED Network is a robust and dynamic network of non-profit community-based organizations, social economy enterprises such as social enterprises and co-operatives, funders, credit unions, social finance organizations, and more. 

In Manitoba, our members have strengthened our province’s communities and have helped build stronger local economies that benefit everyone through the Community Economic Development approach.

The Manitoba regional network takes action at local and provincial levels towards CCEDNet’s vision of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities directing their own futures. 

CCEDNet Manitoba’s work supports local members and aims to build strength, knowledge, connection, and power in, and between, members and the broader community. 

The Manitoba Network:

  • builds strength of members and practitioners to do their work well through our capacity building and training through our programs the Spark Service and Manitoba Learns
  • builds knowledge through sharing learning, practices, models, and stories that articulate CED approaches and strategies
  • builds connection between members and people toward a more developed CED ecosystem and toward our shared vision by weaving our network together through membership engagement and coalition building
  • builds power to advance our vision and collective voice through public policy advocacy,  government relations, and coalition building or support

CCEDNet Manitoba gathers on the traditional lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Assiniboine and Dené people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our work primarily takes place on Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. 

To find out more or for general inquiries, get in touch with Michael Barkman, Manitoba Network Manager at or 204-943-0547 x 203.


The Gathering

The Manitoba Gathering of Community Builders is where people connect, learn, and celebrate their important work.

Public Policy Advocacy & Government Relations

Manitoba members work together every year to collectively produce a wide-ranging and solutions-focused set of public policy resolutions directed at the municipal and provincial level. The collective democratic decision-making process…

Coalition Convening & Backbone Support

The Network builds power by convening coalitions and supporting collective public policy advocacy.  CCEDNet Manitoba convenes and provides ‘backbone support’ to a number of coalitions and groups made up of…

Spark Service

Spark matches organizations working on critical issues in Winnipeg with people wanting to donate their professional skills for social good.

Manitoba Learns

Manitoba Learns workshops and capacity building opportunities seek to build knowledge within community organizations and social economy enterprises, by equipping individuals with the information and skills they need to thrive…

Network Weaving

Network Weaving is all about building connection and power in community organizations & social economy enterprises through convening stakeholders and leaders and representing sector interests. CCEDNet Manitoba’s core function is…


February 14, 2023

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Time | Online (link with registration) Successful social enterprises are operating all across Manitoba. Whether subsidized or self-funding, these initiatives combine business methods with…

Manitoba News

Hello 2023!
Check out the Manitoba region newsletter for January here.

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Recommendations for more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous communities in Manitoba were shared with the Government of Manitoba recently through CCEDNet Manitoba on behalf of the Network’s over 80 member organizations…

On September 29th, the We Want to Work coalition sent two questions to all candidates for mayor and council in the City of Winnipeg ahead of October 26th’s municipal election:…