Keynote Speaker Announced for the Manitoba Gathering!

September 8, 2014

October 24, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Canadian CED Network is excited to announce that Nancy Neamtan will be the keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Gathering, Manitoba’s CD/CED Conference, to be held on October 24th, 2014.

Ms Neamtan is President and Executive Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, a non-profit organization representing networks of social enterprises (cooperatives and non-profits), local development organizations and social movements. The mission of the Chantier is the promotion and development of collective entrepreneurship.

Ms Neamtan was the founder (1997) and President of RISQ (Réseau d’investissement social du Québec), a $15 million investment fund dedicated to the non-profit and cooperative sector in Québec. Since November 2006, she has been President of the Fiducie du Chantier de l’économie sociale, a  $53 million investment fund for collective enterprises.

Ms Neamtan is recognized internationally as an expert on the social and solidarity economy, working in collaboration with international organizations such as the International Labour Organization and the OECD’s Forum on Social Innovation. She is a member of the Board of Directions of RIPESS, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy.

In 2012, Ms Neamtan was appointed Officer of the Ordre National du Québec.

Check out our Manitoba CD/CED Gathering page for updates and information on previous Gatherings.

For more information, please contact Michael Deakin by emailing

Registration opens September 24 – watch your inbox for an email reminder!