Regional Initiatives

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 Director of Regional & Strategic Initiatives, Sarah Leeson-Klym at sleesonklym (at) ccednet-rcdec.ca or 204-943-547 x 202.

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Initiatives

The Gathering

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: Together, we’re focused on: It is our collective belief that if the public policy recommendations of the Network were enacted here in Manitoba, our social, economic,…

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 Service

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

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

Check out the Manitoba region newsletter for May 2024.

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CCEDNet’s Theory of Change states that “We believe that how we organize our relationships in a place matters, and that community economies can be sites of transformation.” So, if our…

A summary of CED Highlights that relate to the 5 key priorities shared in the Network budget submission.

Links are included to further analysis from community coalitions and CCEDNet member organizations about certain topics.

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 News

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.

Ontario News

Break The Divide (BTD) is an international non-profit organization that connects youth worldwide in a conversation on climate change to break down divisions between communities. BTD’s patent “apathy to empathy to…

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…

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 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. 

Saskatchewan News

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.

Quebec Events

June 12-14, 2024

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER-ARES) is convening its 17th annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Are you a pracademic, academic,…

Quebec News

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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