Strengthening Community Economies: POLICY & ADVOCACY

September 14, 2021

CCEDNet is excited to offer this learning series to increase capacity among our members for policy and advocacy work. The 2021-22 offerings are based on CCEDNet’s policy priorities, as well as members’ responses to a survey conducted in the Fall of 2020.

  • Webinars are structured around presentations, followed by Q & A and some time for informal networking.
  • Campfire chats provide opportunities for members to learn from one another’s experience in an informal peer-to-peer learning environment.

Note: This series is designed to strengthen the work of CCEDNet members!

To join CCEDNet or to find out more about our barrier-free membership policy, click here.

WEBINAR: Employee & Community-based Ownership Succession and Buy-Outs
October 14, 2021

Even before the pandemic, business succession was a growing challenge due to Canada’s aging population. Learn more about opportunities for employees and communities to convert businesses to co-ops or social enterprises while increasing democratic ownership, improving resiliency, revitalizing neighbourhoods, and in many cases saving businesses from closing down.

CAMPFIRE CHAT: Sharing Policy Strategy & Efforts
November 4, 2021

We are stronger when we work together! Explore the overlaps between your policy priorities and those of others, and figure out ways to complement each others’ efforts.

WEBINAR: Community Investment Organizations
December 2, 2021

Recent years have seen increasing interest in strategies that redirect investments for community benefit. Based on the proven success of Nova Scotia’s CED Investment Funds, other provinces have launched CED investment and tax credit programs, and communities across the country are organizing to redirect capital to local needs. Find out more about this inspiring work and the levers that are available in your region.