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.

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…

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…


September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

Join this Community of Practice hosted by Adopting Common Measures Team and make better data-based decisions by tracking your social impact! About this eventTRACK, MEASURE & REPORT your social Impact!…

October 6 - December 15

We welcome you to join a community of brave, innovative and determined leaders from across Canada to examine self-leadership, leading and understanding others, and leading within an organization through 6…

December 7, 2022

Join us for our Manitoba Member Meeting 2022! As a network, we have two members-only meetings per year. The Manitoba Member Meeting is a chance to consider overall strategy, check in…