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 to coordinate, support, and facilitate the Manitoba membership of the Canadian CED Network.

Manitoba members currently come together through the Annual Member Meeting, the annual Policy Summit event, and occasionally throughout other members-only events. 

These member engagement meetings facilitate feedback on the work of the Network, set direction moving forward, and connect members to each other. 

Through the Network Weaving work of the Manitoba regional network, community organizations and social economy enterprises are able to achieve more due to easier information sharing, collaborative effort, and a strengthened ecosystem.

CCEDNet Manitoba Network Weaving activities include:

  • Communicating with members and the public about information and opportunities
  • Sharing information and answering questions related to CED and the ecosystem
  • Public engagement and presenting publicly
  • Engaging members and future members through individual support and relationship building

Michael Barkman (he/him)

Manitoba Network Manager


The Gathering

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

Public Policy Advocacy & Government Relations

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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…