The latest regional, national and international news, resources and events from the Canadian Community Economic Development Network
Follow on Twitter Friend of Facebook
Canadian CED Network - Manitoba
October 2013 Newsletter
Canadian CED Network News  |  Manitoba CED News  |  National CED News

Canadian CED Network News

What is CED? Photo Contest: Enter Today!

CCEDNet is preparing a ‘What is CED’ video for our website and social media, and we want to hear from you! Send us a photo illustrating CED in action or what CED means to you with a short description, and you will be entered in a draw for a visit by a senior CCEDNet staff member to deliver a “What is CED” community workshop. Raise your profile, share your story, and be part of the growing movement for inclusive and sustainable communities in Canada! The deadline for submissions is November 12.

A Check In With the Bustling CCEDNet Blog

  1. Beyond the Lifeboat: Fresh from the Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary, Brendan Reimer looks at social enterprise as one part of our socio-economic restructuring [ Read more ]
  2. Build a Global Agenda: Our Executive Director Mike Toye checks in from the International Meeting of the Social Solidarity Economy in Manila [ Read more ]
  3. The CED / Food Connection: CCEDNet interviewed Stefan Epp-Koop of Food Matters Manitoba in advance of the 2013 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering [ Read more ]

New Face at Spark - Welcome Katie!

The Canadian CED Network and our Spark Service are very happy to welcome the newest member of our team, Katie Schewe. Katie will be working as Spark's Recruitment Coordinator. Here's a bit about here: After a somewhat nomadic existence, Katie finally succumbed to the happy inevitability of setting down roots in Winnipeg. A graduate of Canadian Mennonite Bible College and the University of Winnipeg, Katie has always had a passion for community and the great things people can do when they work and learn together. She’s excited to combine those passions with her love of Winnipeg in support of CED.

Manitoba CED News

Last Chance To Register for the Gathering

The 2013 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering is only one week away! We are proud to offer this annual celebration of the work we see every day in Manitoba's communities. Click below to register, or here to learn more about the day, including the workshops, as well as a Gathering kick-off on Thursday night. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mix, Mingle & Learn before the Gathering:
  • Documentary Screening of The Take | Oct. 24 [ Read more ]
  • Harvest of Hope and Food Sovereignty in Northern Manitoba | Oct. 24 [ Read more ]

CED Strategies Included in Winnipeg's Pre-Budget Report

In May 2013, the City of Winnipeg began a public consultation process to collect input and feedback about budget and service priorities in advance of the City's 2014 budget. The Canadian CED Network participated in the process by submitting a series of recommendations related to 1) Housing, 2) Ethical Procurement 3) Food Security, and 4) Poverty Reduction. Earlier this month, the City released its final report on the budget consultation process, which includes key findings and summary recommendations. The written submission from CCEDNet is included in the final report on page 49 under Appendix A. While this marks progress, CCEDNet will continue to monitor the City’s 2014 Budget process to ensure our members are heard.

Brandon Community Garden Network Honoured with Golden Carrot Award

Ryan Graves and the BCGN were acknowledged as the Distinctive Nominee in the Urban category of Food Matters Manitoba's 2013 Golden Carrot Awards. We are thrilled! As part of the work we do to help promote outstanding work done by our members, the Canadian CED Network nominated Ryan and the BCGN for their incredible work over the past 15 years building and supporting Brandon’s communities through the establishment and maintenance of community gardens.

New Affordable Housing Tool for Manitoba Municipalities

New provincial legislation will empower local governments in Manitoba, and particularly the City of Winnipeg, to ensure residential developments meet the need of all citizens through inclusionary zoning. In a responding article, the CCPA's Josh Brandon argues that the ability of municipalities to regulate, permit or prohibit certain types of development activities within their boundaries is one of the most powerful tools of local government. Through proper planning, local governments can help encourage development that fosters healthy diverse and socially sustainable communities.

National CED News

Calgary on the World Stage at Social Enterprise Forum

All eyes were on Canada and Calgary as social entrepreneurs and social enterprise supporters from across the globe attended the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) earlier in October. This international event featured valuable learning and networking opportunities, keynote addresses from policy makers (the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin and Hon. Jason Kenney), and even a rodeo. In case you missed it, or need a recap, here are some resources that came out of the 2013 SEWF.
  • Social enterprise: From problem solving to creating new possibilities >> Read more
  • The Greater Social Enterprise Promise Highlighted at World Forum >> Read more
  • New Economy Coalition's Bob Massie Speaks CCEDNet's Opening Reception [ VIDEO ] >> Read more
[ Source: Ted Rhodes/Calgary Herald ]

Social Economy Framework Adapted in Québec

Québec's National Assembly unanimously adopted a proposed law on the social economy earlier this month. Quebec is now part of the global movement that recognizes the social economy by adopting a legislative framework dedicated to it. The framework law recognizes two key civil society partners who will be instrumental in its implementation: the Chantier de l'économie sociale, and the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité. The Chantier de l’économie sociale’s Nancy Neamtan responded by saying: "This is a great day for Quebec! Recognizing the social economy as an important component of the Quebec economy, along with the private and public economy, gives us hope."

A Week to Celebrate: Co-op & New Economy Week 2013

Thousands - if not millions - of people around the world dedicate 52 weeks of their year to helping build stronger, fairer, and more sustainable communities. This week has been a special time to pause, reflect, and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations in the co-operative sector and those participating in the new economy movement. It has been a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of the important work being done by co-operatives and new economy initiatives around the world so that we can build their capacity and maximize their impact.
Co-op Week 2013: A Better Way takes place from October 13 -19. In a Co-op Week address, Prime Minister Stephen Harper commended Canada's co-operative sector for its work in helping to “build social cohesion, trust and equity" in our economy and communities.  New Economy Week 2013 occurs from October 12 - 18.

[ CED Book Club] What Then Must We Do?

In What the Must We Do? Gar Alperovitz speak directly to the reader about why the time is right for a new-economy movement to coalesce, what it means to build a new system, and how we might begin. He also suggests what the next system might look like -and where we can see its outlines already taking shape. He propose a possible next system that is not corporate capitalism, not state socialism, but something else entirely - Alperovitz calls for a evolution, not a revolution, out of the old system and into the new. That new system would democratize the ownership of wealth, strengthen communities in diverse ways, and be governed by policies and institutions sophisticated enough to manage a large-scale, powerful economy.

[ CED Tool ] The Guide to Going Local

Produced in collaboration with our partners at the Center for A New American Dream, the Guide to Going Local is full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.
With how-to tips, fun videos, and useful resources, the Guide to Going Local provides the inspiration and practical tools you need to get started on projects in your community in four key areas: 1) Building Pride in Your Local Place 2) Fostering Local Entrepreneurship 3) Buying Local (and Sustainable) and 4) Investing Locally

A Little Bird Told Us: Top Tweets of the Month

Here is a brief sampling of some of our most popular tweets from the past 30 days. Click here to follow us on Twitter.

Upcoming Events

Co-op Week 2013: A Better Way
Worldwide >>

Northern Aboriginal Forestry and Housing Conference

Winnipeg, MB >>

Take the Leap: Manitoba's Rural Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Dauphin, MB >>

Volunteer Job Design; Assessing Your Volunteer Opportunities Portfolio
Winnipeg, MB >>

Aboriginal Business Forum
Winnipeg, MB >>

Business Revitalization Centres

Calgary, AB >>

Co-operative identity and branding
Webinar >>

GONE!? Where'd It Go?! Online Backup Solutions
Webinar >>

Gathering Opener: Screening of The Take
Winnipeg, MB >>

Gathering Opener: Harvest of Hope and Food Sovereignty in Northern Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB >>

2013 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering
Winnipeg, MB >>

Co-operative Use of Agricultural Equipment and Labour
Webinar >>

It's Got to be Good, It's Free! | Free Tools for Non Profits
Webinar >>

ABLE 2013: Fostering Financial Empowerment
Calgary, AB >>

Participatory Management Skills: Non-Profit Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>

CWCF - CoopZone Conference 2013

St. Albert, AB >>

Proposal Writing Workshop

Brandon, MB >>

Challenging Your Acceptance

Ils des Chene, MB >>

Build & Grow Your Social Enterprise: Non-Profit Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>

Ethnocultural Co-operatives
Webinar >>

Let's Get to Work Symposium
Winnipeg, MB >>

Ethnocultural Co-operatives
Webinar >>

Charity Law Seminar Series
Winnipeg, MB >>

Living the New Economy
Victoria, BC >>

Evaluation Planning: Non-Profit Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Marketing Basics for Non-Profits Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Marketing Basics for Non-Profits Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>

Self Care for Service Providers: Non-Profit Workshop
Winnipeg, MB >>
Check our website for more event listings.

CED Job Opportunities

Check our website for job postings:

Our mailing address is:
Unit 202 – 765 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB   R2W 3N5

Administrative office:
59 rue Monfette
Victoriaville, QC   G6P 1J8

204.943.0547 | 819.795.3056