Other CED Resources and Organizations
CED Background Report
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has on-line
resources on topics such as marketing plans and feasibility studies.
Canada Opportunities Agency has resources on how to prepare
a business plan and a marketing plan.
feature a comprehensive business development resource centre developed
by Industry Canada.
Economic Diversification Canada, Aboriginal
Business Canada and FedNor
also provide information and resources on a regional level.
Community Development Handbook provides an introduction to community
development and capacity building. A Facilitator's Guide is also
Community Decision Making is a factsheet on community involvement,
decision making and methods of initiating action.
on Social Development has a central repository of Social Indicator
material on the Internet.
Women's Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of women
and girls through economic and social change. The Foundation makes
grants to charitable projects that help women and girls achieve
greater self-reliance and economic independence.
Community Foundations: Here you will find a list of Community
Foundations by region. Contact the community foundation in your
area to find out if your initiative is eligible for funding under
their grant guidelines. There's also information
on how to establish a community foundation.
Agricultural Rural Communities Initiative (CARCI) enhances the
viability of agricultural rural communities, particularly those
communities undergoing change as a result of adjustment in the agricultural
Rural Partnership supports community-based solutions that improve
the quality of life for Canadians living in rural and remote areas.
Investment Co-operative invests in groups working for positive
social change and CED in Canada that lack access to traditional
Co-operative Association has resources on how to start and federally-incorporate
a co-op, and guidelines for co-operative organizing for young entrepreneurs.
Secretariat also has useful information on forming co-ops.
of Canadian Heritage has information on how to estimate the
economic contribution of volunteer work and how to create volunteer
programs for young people.
Relations Toolkit, developed by The Ontario Trillium Foundation,
provides information and factsheets on the basics of media relations.
Ontario Co-operative Association,
is the primary voice for co-ops and credit unions in Ontario.
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has factsheets
available on topics such as volunteer management, project management,
strategic planning, fundraising and leadership.
CED RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
CED Network promotes excellence and investment in CED.
Co-operative Association is the national umbrella organization
of anglophone co-operatives.
Social Economy Hub is a CED research organization.
CSEHub facilitates collaboration among six regional research centres
Co-operative Federation is a national association of worker
co-operatives. Its vision is to develop and support an integrated
network of democratically controlled worker co-ops which provide
a high quality of worklife, and which work together to support the
development of healthy and sustainable local economies, based on
Centre for Community
Enterprise has a number of resources available for order on
topics such as planning, local empowerment, faith-based initiatives
and sustainable development.
Conference 2007 is the first international CIRIEC Research Conference
on the social economy.
Nova Scotia Government
Website provides resources for activists and academics interested
Learning Network's website has earned a Changemakers Award given
to organizations around the world which have demonstrated excellence
in social entrepreneurship. It has over 1,400 hyperlinks to free
resources and information of interest to the CED community.
in Transition Out of Poverty is a paper that addresses a comprehensive,
holistic approach to moving women out of poverty. It includes practical
learning and concepts that may assist CED practitioners in strengthening
their economic development programs for women. More reports on the
issue are available at the website of Canadian
and Profiles of Canadian Communities provides access to statistical
information from the 1996 Census of Population.
Council on Social Development has statistics and factsheets
available on issues such as child poverty, family poverty and urban