2006 National Conference on CED and the Social Economy
Leaf, Tree, Forest: Rooting Development in Community
Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC
March 15-18, 2006
Register now for Canada’s premier annual community economic development
Four days of learning and celebration!
Join 600 CED and social economy practitioners, academics, government partners,
technical assistance providers and citizens in vibrant downtown Vancouver.
The 2006 national conference is organized by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) in partnership with the BC-Yukon CED Network and Building Opportunities with Business.
- More than 50 workshops will explore current issues in CED and social economy
- 5 workshop streams (Community Sustainability, Community-Based Enterprises, CED and Youth, Aboriginal CED, and Building Bridges Across Sectors) will present innovative models and practical experience
- Social events provide opportunities to develop new partnerships and contacts
- Collaborative action planning for moving forward together
- Interesting Site visits to showcase the Lower Mainland’s CED sector
- Inspiring speakers and plenaries
- Marketplace and Showcase of Community Initiatives and Social Enterprises
Register for the conference before February 13, 2006 and receive our early bird rate (more details in registration document).
Download the Conference
Registration Brochure (PDF) and make your workshop selections,
then you'll be ready to complete the on-line registration process
by following the link below. If you can't register on-line, you
can print up the document, fill it out by hand and mail or fax your
registration form to the address indicated.
A limited number of travel and accommodations subsidies are available on a first come, first served basis for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. Consult the registration document for more information. Travel and accommodation information is also available in the registration document. Be sure to make your travel and accommodations arrangements early to avoid disappointment!
One-stop booking arrangements for all of your travel needs, including
flight and hotel reservations, are available free of charge through
Envoy Travel Cooperative at www.envoycoop.com
- or by phone at (877) 336-3733
Accommodations for the Conference hotel, the Sheraton Vancouver
Wall Centre, can be booked on-line at: www.starwoodmeeting.com
If you have any questions, contact:
Tel: (250) 386-9980, ext. 109
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!
2005 National CED Conference Proceedings
Building an Inclusive Movement
May 4-7, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
2005 National Conference on CED and the Social Economy drew 489
participants from every corner of the country for dozens of workshops,
plenary sessions, keynote addresses, site visits and fabulous social
evenings! Hosted by Algoma University College and organized in partnership
with the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and the Community
Economic Development Technical Assistance Program, the 2005 National
Conference welcomed a wide diversity of participants and made an
important contribution towards Building an Inclusive Movement. You
can see all the details in the conference
For more information on the conference, the full
conference program (PDF) - is also available.
CEDTAP National Forum
to our guest speakers and warm participation of the conference attendees,
CEDTAP National Forum on May 5 was a great success. Technical assistance
providers and CED practitioners talked about the impact of CED initiatives
on the communities from their observations and experiences.
Mel Woolley, President of Calgary based Land Strategies, was the
Keynote Speaker of our National Forum. He provides project consulting
services primarily focusing upon tourism, recreation and community
development. His presentation is about his role as a technical assistance
provider for the BC Similkameen Valley's Mascot Mine Interpretive
Centre, a CED eco-tourism success story. Click here
(PDF) - to view Mel's presentation.
David LePage (Fast Track to Employment, BC), Ambrose Raftis (Deepwater
Regional Development Corporation, ON) provided examples from their
CED projects. Lucie Chagnon (Coopérative de travail Interface, QC)
and Allan Day (Allany Day & Associates, ON) shared their views about
community impacts in their role as TA Providers. Ted Jackson, Chair
of Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, presented "Community
Impacts: How can citizens, CEDOs and funders reach agreement on
what results matter most?".
you to the generous sponsors
of the 2005 National Conference.
2005 National Conference Presentations
60 workshop and plenary presentations were offered at the 2005 National
Conference. We have copies of some of the presentations and have
permission to distribute them.
To view the presentations, go to the 2005
Conference Presentations webpage.
2004 National CED Conference Proceedings
Communities Creating the World
Trois-Rivières, Québec, May 19-22
2004 National CED Conference Communities Creating the World
We Want is now completed.
daily newsletter was produced that provides an overview of each
day's conference activities. You can download the newsletter by
clicking on the links below.
May 19 Newsletter (1M)
May 20 Newsletter (140K)
May 21 Newsletter (300K)
files above are in PDF, so you will need Acrobat Reader to open
them. You can download Acrobat Reader for free by clicking here.
Conference Proceedings will be posted here as soon as they are ready!
2002 National CED Conference Proceedings
The proceedings of the 2002 National CED Conference,
"Strengthening Community-Led Innovation," are now available.
From September 22-27, 2002, 400 participants gathered in Winnipeg
for a memorable week of networking, learning, sharing and building
the CED movement.
Proceedings in PDF format.
Annual Forum/CCEDNET Conference, September 23-27, 2002, Winnipeg
National Conference, hosted by SEED Winnipeg, partnered with CEDTAP's
Annual Forum and dovetailed with events organized by Winnipeg's
Neighbourhoods Alive, the Manitoba Community Futures annual conference
and the Provincial Community Development Corporations' annual meeting.
It was attended by over 400 CED practitioners, technical assistance
providers, academics, government representatives and citizens interested
in learning, sharing, and building CED.
days of learning and skills development sessions, structured networking,
discussion forums and site visits made this the biggest CED event
in Canada in 2002.
Conference Summary in .pdf format
Proceedings: Sharing our Expertise for Future Challenges
goal of CEDTAP's Forum 2000 was to create an opportunity to strengthen
networks, forge collaborative relationships, and share a diversity
of experiences among CED organizations. The Forum, held in Moncton,
New Brunswick, was hosted by CEDTAP and Mount Allison University's
Rural and Small Town Program.
CEDTAP Forum was opened by three panelists: Lynne Toupin, Chief
Executive Officer of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA);
Mary Bishop, Senior Associate of Canning & Pitt and Associates;
and Greg MacLeod, Director of the Tompkins Institute. Panelists
addressed topics including the co-operative movement and the role
of municipalities as a potential development lever for CED. The
maturity of the CED movement was also questioned, given its struggle
to be recognized as a serious economic alternative. A summary
of the presentations and the discussion is available.
second day of the Forum was devoted to workshops focusing on four
main theme areas: information technology (specifically, Collaborative
Learning Networks, information technology in rural areas, and
information and communication technology
and CED); evaluation (specifically, a session on various
approaches to evaluating CED initiatives and a session on results-based
management); financing; and co-operatives.
some cases, overheads constitute the summary of the workshop, while
for others, more detailed notes are provided. Each summary concludes
with the challenges and opportunities facing the specific theme
area, which were identified by workshop participants and presented
in a plenary session at the end of the day. A lunchtime panel presentation
was also given on CED in the Atlantic.
The final day of the Forum began with a presentation on the evaluation
of the first phase of CEDTAP. This followed with a presentation
and discussion of CEDTAP II. Participants gave their feedback
in plenary and through small group discussions. The Forum concluded
with a keynote address delivered by His Excellency John Ralston
Saul, who spoke on issues including globalization, the redistribution
of wealth in society, and political activism.