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 to get there is unique. 

During the Policy Summit, members share ideas, knowledge, discussion, and pass resolutions about what changes in policy and budgeting are needed to make our province a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable place.

Provincial and municipal public policy advocacy led by coalitions and members, supported by Network staff, is based on the foundation of ideas from previous Policy Summits. 

When taken all together, the recommendations proposed by members, while not exhaustive, represent solutions to some of Manitoba’s most challenging, interconnected issues, and contribute to an increase in Community Economic Development activities.

CCEDNet Manitoba’s advocacy is focused on:

  • Ending Poverty
  • Local & Fair Economies
  • Tackling Climate Change
  • Sustainable Community-Led Development
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access
  • Democracy & Directing our Own Future

Staff of CCEDNet Manitoba often engage directly with government, including the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg, to advance the public policy priorities of members through lobbying, meetings, submissions, advocacy, and more.


The Gathering

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

Coalition Convening & Backbone Support

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Spark Service

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

Network Weaving

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Manitoba Learns

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