The Canadian CED Network's Policy Council submitted a response to the federal government's invitation for pre-budget submissions for the 2019 Federal Budget. This year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance called for submissions that addressed Economic Growth: Ensuring Canada’s Competitiveness.
If you also submitted a brief we'd love to include it below...
Please send your pre-budget submission to Tom Jakop at tjakop at ccednet-rcdec.ca.
Our Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget
|1. Advance Social Innovation and Social Finance|
|a.||Invest $375M to support the community priorities of the Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy|
|b.||Adopt framework legislation to embed a commitment to social innovation and social finance across the federal government, and create a multi-sectoral Social Innovation Council|
|c.||Create an Office of Social Innovation to promote interdepartmental collaboration in the implementation of the Strategy and coordinate reporting on progress|
|d.||Establish a National Social Innovation Knowledge Sharing Network|
|2. Make Canadian Businesses More Productive and Competitive|
|a.||Invest $5M over 2 years to expand the capacity and access of Canada Business Network services to social enterprise and co-operative sectors.|
|b.||Provide a supportive regulatory framework giving charities and non-profits more flexibility to pursue business models.|
|c.||Invest $75M over five years to support innovation networks and communities of practice|
|d.||Contribute to the capitalization of existing and emerging community-based social finance investment funds.|
|3. Help Canadians Be More Productive|
|a.||Invest $15M over three years for training, deployment and measurement to utilize social procurement policies.|
|b.||Engage stakeholders across sectors, including community leaders, to co-create a strong national strategy for Community Employment Benefits, with clear targets and common measures.|
|c.||Study the feasibility of a portable account, financed by contributions from workers, employers and the federal government, for Canadians to draw upon to pay for lifetime learning and job retraining.|