Regional Projects

CED is all about local action. So, CCEDNet members often work together with staff and other partners at the local or provincial level to build the ecosystem of support for CED.

Effective CED is place based, and strengthens local ownership and control. Much of the community economy CED aims to build is deeply affected by local context and local government. So, CCEDNet members often work together with staff and other partners at the local or provincial level to build the ecosystem of support for CED. Over time, this has included building sub-networks like CCEDNet Manitoba or focusing on specific projects and research to build practice in one area. 

Explore by region to find out more about current projects as well as finding regionally filtered job, events, and news feeds. To find out more about CCEDNet’s regional approach, contact Regional Networks Director, Sarah Leeson-Klym at sleesonklym (at) ccednet-rcdec.ca or 204-943-547 x 202.

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The Manitoba regional network of the Canadian CED Network is a robust and dynamic network of non-profit community-based organizations, social economy enterprises such as social enterprises and co-operatives, funders, credit unions, social finance organizations, and more. 

In Manitoba, our members have strengthened our province’s communities and have helped build stronger local economies that benefit everyone through the Community Economic Development approach.

The Manitoba regional network takes action at local and provincial levels towards CCEDNet’s vision of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive communities directing their own futures. 

CCEDNet Manitoba’s work supports local members and aims to build strength, knowledge, connection, and power in, and between, members and the broader community. 

The Manitoba Network:

  • builds strength of members and practitioners to do their work well through our capacity building and training through our programs the Spark Service and Manitoba Learns
  • builds knowledge through sharing learning, practices, models, and stories that articulate CED approaches and strategies
  • builds connection between members and people toward a more developed CED ecosystem and toward our shared vision by weaving our network together through membership engagement and coalition building
  • builds power to advance our vision and collective voice through public policy advocacy,  government relations, and coalition building or support

CCEDNet Manitoba gathers on the traditional lands of the Cree, Ojibwe, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Assiniboine and Dené people, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Our work primarily takes place on Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. 

To find out more or for general inquiries, get in touch with Michael Barkman, Manitoba Network Manager at m.barkman@ccednet-rcdec.ca or 204-943-0547 x 203.

Initiatives

The Gathering

The Manitoba Gathering of Community Builders is where people connect, learn, and celebrate their important work.

Public Policy Advocacy & Government Relations

Manitoba members work together every year to collectively produce a wide-ranging and solutions-focused set of public policy resolutions directed at the municipal and provincial level. The collective democratic decision-making process…

Coalition Convening & Backbone Support

The Network builds power by convening coalitions and supporting collective public policy advocacy.  CCEDNet Manitoba convenes and provides ‘backbone support’ to a number of coalitions and groups made up of…

Spark Service

Spark matches organizations working on critical issues in Winnipeg with people wanting to donate their professional skills for social good.

Network Weaving

Network Weaving is all about building connection and power in community organizations & social economy enterprises through convening stakeholders and leaders and representing sector interests. CCEDNet Manitoba’s core function is…

Manitoba Learns

Manitoba Learns workshops and capacity building opportunities seek to build knowledge within community organizations and social economy enterprises, by equipping individuals with the information and skills they need to thrive…

Manitoba Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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December 7, 2022

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In Alberta, we have a strong set of members. Over the past number of years, we’ve been working together to build stronger infrastructure for CED and the social economy, including hosting Econous 2017 in Calgary with Momentum and a collaboration of community partners. In 2019, working together with Momentum and the Edmonton Community Foundation, we released the Alberta Social Innovation & Finance Strategy. Recently, we’ve been a supportive partner of the developing provincial group – Alberta Social Economy Ecosystem Development, or AB Seed. That collaborative is working together to collectively increase the scale and coordination of the social impact of Alberta’s economy.

Initiatives

AB Seed

AB Seed (Alberta Social Economy Ecosystem Development) is a collaborative of leaders connected in various ways to efforts aiming to achieve social impact through economic activity. They are maximizing the…

Alberta Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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Across the Atlantic region, there is a deep history of CED and co-operative enterprise development. For Econous 2018, the New Brunswick Environmental Network was the local host, with support from the the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick, the Centre for Local Prosperity, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, the Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie, and the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia. Today, CCEDNet works with local partners on projects that span the region and focus on capacity building at an ecosystem level.

Initiatives

Atlantic Social Succession Strategy

Working together with Flourish Community Development Co-op, Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick, CDR-Acadie, and a range of other national and local stakeholders working on business succession models, we completed…

Atlantic Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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CCEDNet has a wide range of members in Ontario, working across regions, sectors, and demographics. We often work through the Ontario Social Economy Roundtable (OSER). In the past we led a provincial sub-network that worked on a range of regional initiatives including creating seontario.org, which while now somewhat outdated was a strong effort towards uniting and demonstrating the impact of the social enterprise sector in Ontario. We hosted Econous 2019 in partnership with Community Futures Ontario. And, in 2021, we worked with Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) to develop and release a new report – Community Investment in Ontario: Status and Prospects.

Ontario Events

Spring 2023

The next Social Finance Forum will be held online in Spring 2023 and aims to convene 1000 changemakers across diverse sectors passionate about capital to imagine and shape a new…

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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In BC, CCEDNet has a long history with connections across the province. Today, we are working with members to identify how best to organize the network and relevant partners to engage with the provincial government and create a supportive environment for the social economy. We have also been a supporter of the BC Community Impact Investment Coalition.

Initiatives

BC Community Impact Investment Coalition

Community Impact Investment organizations are new and innovative support system for rural and urban economic and business development that effectively bridge the gap between local investors and local ventures in…

BC Social Enterprise Network

Work Integration Social Enterprises in BC The BC Centre for Employment Excellence would like to invite you to join our Learning Community in BC for managers of Work Integration Social…

British Columbia Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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Saskatchewan has a long history of community and co-operative development. Members in Saskatchewan are doing innovative work in inner cities as well as developing co-operative enterprises. 

Saskatchewan Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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The social economy in this province is advanced and inspiring, and other regions have often looked to analyse their own development in light of what’s been achieved there. In Quebec, CCEDNet has a long-standing partnership with Chantier de l’economie sociale, making sure to coordinate on relevant action in that province. We also re-launched our national conference Econous in Montréal in 2016, partnering with CEDEC.

Quebec Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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Community economic development is an important practice in the north, where communities are tight-knit and often quite remote. The determination and local leadership for community-led development across the region is incredible. 

North Events

September 14, 2022 to December 21, 2022

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October 6 – December 15

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