This Federal Election, Take Action for Community Economies

August 4, 2021

CED approaches with a strong commitment to democratic processes create the most relevant, resilient, adaptive, equitable, and effective strategies for communities to benefit and thrive.  Similarly, democracy at a macro level puts power in the hands of people, fostering policies and decision-making that are more relevant to our communities and our lives.

We can – and should – engage in our democracy between elections.  But, election periods provide an opportunity to remind politicians that we are here, we have a voice, and we’re going to use it!

Take Action, Get Involved

  • Listen to your local candidates, party leaders, and the election discourse.  Who supports sustainable, inclusive local economies?  Watch for commitments and language that are consistent with CCEDNet’s national policy priorities, such as:
    • Reconciliation, nation-to-nation dialogue with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples
    • Leadership of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and other equity-seeking groups; dismantling institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of systemic oppression
    • Just transition towards an ecologically viable, low-carbon future
    • Social economy, social enterprise, social innovation, social finance
    • Social procurement
    • Community investment funds
    • Community-based ownership of local businesses
    • Community-based broadband / high speed Internet
    • Workforce development, particularly for vulnerable and underrepresented groups
    • Decent work