Register Now for Connections 2012: Community Investment Solutions for a Better Ontario

May 2, 2012

Registration for Connections 2012: Community Investment Solutions for a Better Ontario is now open!  Click here to register today!

Connections 2012 will seek to explore the systemic shift happening within Ontario’s economy that is felt acutely by the communities we live in. More than ever we need an investment strategy that builds on local skills, assets and people to reduce inequality and strengthen communities. Focusing on community economic development, Connections 2012 will bring together representatives of community organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, government, and academic institutions to focus on innovative solutions for our communities.

As part of this event we have some exciting workshops lined up for you. You can learn more about the workshops and the agenda for the day by visiting our event webpage: There you will also find a draft program (a final version will be posted in the beginning of May) available for download and containing descriptions of each workshop.

Subsidies are available for participants coming from rural areas! For more information visit our event webpage.


As extra incentive to register early, for a limited time you can take advantage of reduced accommodation rates at the Delta Chelsea in downtown Toronto (33 Gerrard Street West) as a participant of Connections 2012. Up until May 9th you can reserve a room at the following prices:

  • $125.00 for Single or Double occupancy
  • $145.00 for Triple
  • $165.00 for Quad

Call the Reservations Department at 1-800-CHELSEA (1-800-243-5732) and identify yourself as being with the Group “Canadian CED Network” before May 9th to take advantage of this offer. Spaces are limited so don’t delay!

Shoulder Events

For those of you coming from further away, to make your travels even more worth it there are a couple of other activities that may just pique your interest.

  • June 6th
    • Social Purpose Enteprise Tour: From noon to 5pm, take a tour of several Toronto-based social enterprises that are part of the Social Purpose Enterprise Network of Toronto.
    • CCEDNet’s AGM: At 7pm, members of the Canadian CED Network will be meeting at the Learning Enrichment Foundation for the annual general meeting
  • June 8th
    • Community Bond Workshop: The Ontario Nonprofit Network will be holding a one-day workshop on communtiy bonds. Stay tuned for more information!


There is still time to contribute to this event. Your contribution, no matter how great or small ($100 – $20,000), helps to make this a great event. For details on sponsorship opportunities please visit our event page to download the sponsorship options brochure.