CED Profile: SISTARS Community Economic Development Co-op Inc.

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The Canadian CED Network

Year: 2011

This is one of the Canadian CED Network’s CED in Manitoba Profiles Project produced 50 stories of Manitoba communities working to build fairer and stronger local economies, reduce poverty, and revitalize neighbourhoods.

Dreams become reality when motivated individuals join together to address shared needs, and multiple benefits result when a comprehensive approach is taken with community-led development.

At least this was the case for SISTARS Community Economic Development Co-op Inc. SISTARS stands for Sisters Initiating Steps Towards a Renewed Society, and was formed in October 2004 (incorporated in 2005) by a small group of 16 women who were seeking a change for themselves and others in the Point Douglas neighbourhood.

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