Manitoba Regional Network
The Manitoba regional network builds strength, knowledge, connection, and power.
Get involved in the movement to build local economies that strengthen communities and benefit everyone.
Learn how through CCEDNet Manitoba’s initiatives below!
CCEDNet has a strong set of members, recently we’ve been supporting them and their partners in developing AB Seed.
Members in Ontario are diverse and active, and CCEDNet currently works with them through OSER.
CCEDNet has a long history in BC and members spread out through the province.
Watch for filtered news, jobs, and events in Saskatchewan.
Quebec’s social economy is an inspiring model for other regions.
Community economic development is an important practice in the north, where communities are tight-knit and often quite remote.
The Manitoba Gathering of Community Builders is where people connect, learn, and celebrate their important work.
Public Policy Advocacy & Government Relations
Ways to get involved: Join the Network and help set the mandate for the Manitoba regional network Get involved in a public policy advocacy coalition supported by CCEDNet Manitoba Contact…
Convening Community Coalitions
The Network builds power by convening coalitions and supporting collective public policy advocacy. Currently, Network staff convenes or supports the coalitions below. Check out their websites to see how you…
About CCEDNet Manitoba
The Manitoba regional network of the Canadian CED Network is a robust and dynamic membership organization, with a network made up of organizations working on economic, social, and environmental change…
Spark is a pro bono matching service that connects Winnipeg-based organizations focused on economic, social, and environmental change with professionals wanting to donate their skills for social good.
Manitoba Learns builds strength, knowledge and connection within community organizations and social enterprises through more informed and skilled practitioners. This approach acknowledges that when individuals are given access to opportunities…
Manitoba Regional Network News
Blog Post, CCEDNet
Check out the Manitoba region newsletter for May 2023.
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For CCEDNet’s spring 2023 member communique, our communications coordinator, Anita Lambton, interviewed Derek Bassey. Derek is finance coordinator at Fireweed Food Co-op in Winnipeg Treaty 1 territory, and is also…
Blog Post, CCEDNet
Learn more about the City of Winnipeg’s 2023 budget, and celebrate a CED policy win!
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.
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…
Oct 25, 2023 – Oct 26, 2023
Over the past year, the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (University of Alberta, Augustana Campus in Camrose AB) has been exploring innovative uses of the co-operative model and their…
The following article appeared in the Calgary Herald on December 16, 2018. Following EconoUs2017 in Calgary, members of the Canadian CED Network and partners in Calgary’s social economy delivered an appeal…
Calgary is breaking new financial territory in Canada, becoming the first city to have its own local, digital currency. Sometimes referred to as complementary currencies or micro-currencies, local currencies operate…
In response to the growing demand for renewable energy, the Government of Alberta is investing $200 million in Climate Leadership Plan funds over 20 years to launch a new Community…
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.
June 27 – 30, 2023
Building off of the Federal Black Entrepreneurship Program, Black-led Business Support Organizations will gather for the Federal Black Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference. Come examine the progress of the Black Entrepreneurship Ecosystem…
Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) is releasing an important new contribution to the social finance ecosystem, in partnership with CCEDNet. They have surveyed the status and prospects of…
After three long years, the City of Toronto has adopted a new landmark Community Benefits Framework which will create more opportunities for training and well paying careers in the trades…
Interested in exploring the development of an employment social enterprise idea? Biannually, TEF runs the ESE Idea Accelerator program, which supports individuals and organizations in developing early-stage employment social enterprise…
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.
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 News
Buy Social Canada has released the Downtown Eastside Social Enteprise Impact Report, detailing the significant economic contribution and the diverse range of social value that the social enterprise sector achieves. …
Groundswell is now accepting grant applications for 2019 through their Community Justice Trust Fund! For projects and organizations with a vision of transforming society by fighting systemic injustices. For vital…
The demand and necessity to invest for impact, globally and locally, is on the rise. However, current investment options and regulations in BC & Canada significantly restrict Canadians from investing…
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.
June 7, 2023
Conference, In-person, Virtual
ABOUT THE EVENT The National Urban Indigenous Coalitions Council is landing in Saskatoon for a June 7-8 national meeting and will be collaborating with the Saskatoon’s Anti-Racism Network to produce this important…
Marianne Jurzyniec: From Emerging Leader to Recipient of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Young Leader Award
We at the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) are excited to share the news that Marianne Jurzyniec, a member of our board of directors, will be awarded the Co-operative Young Leader Award at…
The Saskatchewan budget was delivered on June 1st and with the slowdown in the provincial economy, the government is faced with reduced revenues and difficult choices. Some governments, when faced…
In a perfect world, you’d hit every green light on the way to work, the sun would shine 365 days a year, and you’d get to help decide which of…
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.
September 27 – 29, 2023
From Paris to Montreal: Where do we go from here? With the theme, “Act Now to lead a circular and digital future the cooperators way,” the Montreal event will focus…
Financial Innovation for the Development of the Social Economy and Community Action Launched in Quebec
The Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, the McConnell Foundation, the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation and the Mirella et Lino Saputo Foundation have launched the Garantie solidaire. The Garantie solidaire, which stems from an unprecedented collaboration, is a financial tool designed…
The International Centre for Innovation and Knowledge Transfer on the Social and Solidarity Economy (C.I.T.I.E.S.) has opened its new headquarters at the Maison de l’économie sociale in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district….
The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has invited non-profit organizations that serve English-speaking Quebecers to announce their intention to apply for the Community Innovation Fund (CIF) which will finance social…
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.
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