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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
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 ]
Build a Global Agenda: Our Executive Director Mike Toye checks in from the International Meeting of the Social Solidarity Economy in Manila [ Read more ]
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.
[ Source: Ted Rhodes/Calgary Herald ]
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
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.
Great idea! @ suggests the creation of a exchange program for U.S. and Canadian youth to collaborate & learn
Congrats to Neechi Foods Co-op! Winners of the Aboriginal Business Leadership Award from @ ow.ly/pcrEE
For every visit to the newly-launched socialenterprisecanada.ca during Telus will donate $10 to @ in support. Please spread!
"Partnering By Doing," our profile the exemplary work done on partnerships by Dawn Sands and the @ ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-…
Tomorrow is the beginning of New Economy Week! 7 days to celebrate the movement to build a ow.ly/pxUVQ
Did you know Canada has the highest per-capita credit union membership in the world? 33% of Cdns are members!