This report is the result of a recent survey of 56 community economic development (CED) organizations undertaken by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network‟s (CCEDNet) Ontario Region. This project signifies an important movement towards better understanding and developing the sector in Ontario, drawing upon the framework of a national report with a similar focus that was published in 2003. Though the report is not a comprehensive study it serves as a solid sample of CED in the province.
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Why should you lobby?
Letters, emails, and in person meetings are all avenues for lobbying. Meetings with MPPs, Candidates, and/or their staff in your riding will help raise awareness of CED/social enterprises and highlight the main issues within the movement. Educating and informing legislatures about needs within the social enterprise and CED movement will help persuade the government that their support is important and required.
The following are a few key points these meetings would help achieve:
community economic development as a way to:
1. Build Fairer, Stronger Local Economies,
2. Tackle Poverty And Homelessness, and
3. Create Sustainable Communities
We call for public policies that create an enabling environment for communities to create their
own futures, building on the innovation and commitment of thousands of active
citizens/volunteers and their community organizations.
Social Business Manager
Causeway Work Centre is committed to developing and operating social businesses designed to provide competitive supported employment to persons with a disability or other barriers to employment. Causeway currently operates the Ottawa Social Purchasing Portal, a food services business, a landscaping business, and a used bicycle repair and sales business. The Social Business Manager will oversee the business operations of all current and future social enterprises.