National CED News: August 12, 2017

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EconoUs2017 is only one month away!

After some pre-conference tours, Chief Robert Joseph (Reconciliation Canada| and Shaun Loney (serial social entrepreneur and author) will help kick things off on September 13th with keynote speeches and a dialogue on reconciliation in the context of creating shared prosperity for all. The evening will be capped off by Food for Thought, an event where you’ll get to savor Calgary’s finest ingredients while mingling with chefs and farmers. Beatrice Alain, Nadia Kidwai, and Collette Murphy are among the 60 changemaker speakers featured this year, plus 27 learning opportunities on the affordability gap, the gig economy, microlending, local investing, social finance, scaling good business, social purchasing, indigenous CED, and food security. Trico’s Social EnterPrize awards will also happen during the conference and two Canadian social enterprises will receive $100k each.
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Launch of S4ES - The Social Enterprise Ecosystem Project

The Social Enterprise Ecosystem project (S4ES) launched on May 10th, 2017, is a groundbreaking partnership between the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Commerce Solidaire, Buy Social Canada, the Social Enterprise Institute and Social Value Lab that takes an ecosystem approach to social enterprise development across Canada.
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CCEDNet member Group Convex’s quest to support entrepreneurs with disabilities

CCEDNet member Groupe Convex Prescott-Russell, under the leadership of Caroline Arcand, announced on April 21, that it received $369,000 from the provincial government to offer mentorship, coaching and financial services to people with disabilities. Those asking for funding or support will self-identify when they present themselves. When Arcand heard about the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF), she asked the PRCDC to help her apply for a grant from the fund.Read more

Moncton Launches Investment Fund, Accelerator for Social Enterprise Development

Social enterprise development in the Hub City received a boost with the announcement of an investment fund and community accelerator.

Social enterprises are businesses created to further a social purpose, or solve a social problem, in a financially sustainable way. Social enterprises have been gaining ground across North America in recent years, including in New Brunswick.

The initiative consists of a two-prong approach to further the growth of social enterprises in Greater Moncton – the Community Accelerator and the Hub Fund.

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      Amplifying the impact of Ontario’s social enterprise community

      The Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci) is a university research centre based at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa. 3ci is working with the Ontario government and community organizations to develop an impact measurement standard for Ontario Social Enterprises.Read more

          We've Got to Work Together - Developing a National Conference as a Collaborative

          Cooperation, collaboration, community organizing, collective impact…whatever you call it, and however you go about it, the fact of the matter remains – we need to work together.

          We need to work together because…

          • together we can get more work done
          • too many people are left out of the economy
          • by working in our own silos we might not recognize a need to change.Read more

          CCEDNet Manitoba Event

          The Gathering 2017

          Registration opens September 1st!

          For more information on this year's Gathering, how to sponsor or get involved, contact gathering@ccednet-rcdec.ca

          The Gathering is an annual pay-what-you-can event where Manitoba’s community builders connect, learn, and celebrate success. It is open to all from staff of community organizations, to civil servants, funders, students, academics, or anyone interested in community development and community economic development. Read more

          CED Blogs

          Building innovators for social impact

          Blog by Vanessa Faloye

          There is much debate as to how social impact education can up the ante in building social innovators. (For an expert and very insightful cross-examination of this ongoing debate, check out The Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Future of Social Impact Education in Business Schools and Beyond). But for the sake of bringing something new to this discussion, first let’s reverse engineer this question of how to build innovators for social impact? What exactly does it actually mean to be an innovator? What does an innovator look like, think like, and feel like? Read more

          2017 Summer Reading Ideas from Staff, Board Members and EconoUs 2017 Workshop leads

          Blog by Candice Davis

          Picture yourself in your favourite park on beautiful day, you’ve found a quiet shady place under a tree or perhaps you’ve snagged that coveted bench spot that is always taken. You’ve brought with you a beverage and of course the book you can't wait to start, and have cleared the afternoon to do nothing but read.

          The above scenario is where my mind goes with I think about all the interesting reading and listening I’ve planned to do this summer, although it seldom works out the way it is described above, I always expect to do more reading in the warmer months and set high expectations for the amount of “stuff” I’d like to dive into.Read more

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          CED Resources

          The Original Community Investment: A guide to worker coop conversion investments

          While the impact investing field has taken off in recent years and has influenced mainstream banking priorities, worker cooperatives are not yet a viable option for a typical impact investor interested in ‘investing with purpose.’ In other words, while assets under management in the United States’ impact investment space have grown to $15.2B, only a tiny portion of those investments are going into workerowned cooperative businesses. What would it take for an investor to be able to easily target part of their investment portfolio to worker-owned cooperatives, to ‘mainstream’ the practice of investing in worker cooperatives?
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            Addressing The Risk Capital Gap For Worker Coop Conversions: Strategies For The Field To Increase Patient, Risk Capital

            While the impact investing field has taken off in recent years and has influenced mainstream banking priorities, worker cooperatives are not yet a viable option for a typical impact investor interested in ‘investing with purpose.’ In other words, while assets under management in the United States’ impact investment space have grown to $15.2B, only a tiny portion of those investments are going into workerowned cooperative businesses. What would it take for an investor to be able to easily target part of their investment portfolio to worker-owned cooperatives, to ‘mainstream’ the practice of investing in worker cooperatives?

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              CED Videos

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              #EconoUs2017 tours happening in Calgary during the month of September 2017. 


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              Events Calendar


              Rebalancing Society
              September 8 | Montréal, QB

              Disrupting the Disruptors: Platform Cooperativism
              September 8-10 | Toronto, ON

              Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy: Workshop for Changemakers
              September 11-13 | Calgary, AB

              EconoUs2017, the National CED Conference CCEDNet Event
              September 13-15 | Calgary, AB

              Deepening Community for Collective Impact
              September 19 | Caledon, ON

              Different by Design: Exploring Innovation for Rural Prosperity
              September 20-23 | Nelson, BC

              Working Together to Create Inclusive Community Programming CCEDNet Event
              September 21 | Winnipeg, MB

              Cities of the Future: Co-Creating Tomorrow
              September 25-20 | Vancouver, BC

              People, Planet and Prosperity: Co-operatives and Sustainability
              September 28 | Toronto, ON

              RAIL Commons
              October 1 | Olds, AB

              Many Hands Many Voices
              October 3-4 | Cape Breton Island, NS

              Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise CCEDNet Event
              October 5, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB

              The Gathering 2017: Manitoba's CD/CED Conference CCEDNet Event
              October 20 | Winnipeg, MB

              Cando 24th Annual National Conference & Annual General Meeting
              October 23-26 | Fredericton, NB

              2017 Conference of the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation
              November 2-4 | Gatineau, QB

              Nonprofit Driven 2017
              November 9 | Toronto, ON

              Social Finance Forum 2017
              November 9-10 | Toronto, ON

              Social Impact Summit
              November 10-11 | Kingston, ON

              When Media Comes Calling: Prepare and Deliver! CCEDNet Event
              November 16 | Winnipeg, MB

              Buy Social Canada Summit
              November 27-28 | Gatineau, QC

              6th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy
              November 30- December 2 | Manaus, Amazonas

              Marketing and Brand for Non-Profits: tools and best practices to increase impact CCEDNet Event
              December 7 | Winnipeg, MB

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              CED Jobs


              Part-Time Fundraising Administrator
              Montréal, QC
              Deadline: Monday, August 14

              Arts & Heritage Trail Program Coordinator
              City of Kawartha Lakes, ON
              Deadline: Friday, August 25

              Knowledge Translation & Communications Coordinator
              Winnipeg, MB
              Deadline: Monday, August 28

              Executive Director
              Edmonton, AB
              Deadline: Thursday, August 31

              Executive Director
              Winnipeg, MB
              Deadline: Friday, September 1

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