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Call for Workshop Proposals: Canadian Community Economic Development Network Event

Deadline March 30, 2011

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network – Ontario Region (Canadian CED Network – Ontario Region) invites you to apply to present at the Ontario CED Event at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) on June 8th, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This regional event will provide unique opportunities for organizations from different sectors to connect and share their experiences in building fairer and stronger local economies and designing inclusive and equitable strategies that create healthier and more sustainable communities.

The goals for this conference are:

  • To contribute to skills development, networking and information sharing among community development practitioners,
  • To identify new opportunities for local or regional collaborative projects among Ontario organizations.

This event will bring together CED practitioners, community development workers, cooperative developers, social finance managers, and many other professionals.  In addition to case study presentations and tool and training sessions, an afternoon open space session will provide opportunities to discuss any other pressing issues not address in other sessions.

The 2011 theme is Connection to Revitalize Communities.

In keeping with the integrated and holistic approach that is characteristic of CED, it is our belief that this event can provide opportunities for extensive cross-sectoral learning and potential collaboration.

The Ontario CED Event is attracting a wide range of participants, including community development workers, CED workers, social finance managers, rural and northern community members, researchers, youth, policy writers, poverty reduction workers, Anglophone, Francophone, co-operative developers, immigrant organizations, Aboriginal community members, politicians, advocacy groups, students, business organizations, and government representative.  

Conference participants will come together from a variety of backgrounds to share information, experiences, resources and best practices, to network and have fun, to find people to collaborate with, to refresh their perspectives and recharge their batteries, and to gain new tools.

Event Categories

  1. Case Study or Research presentations (20 minutes)
  2. Tools and Training Sessions (90 minutes)
  3. Poster

For the more information and the submission template, please visit 

Should you have any questions or require assistance regarding submissions please contact Jennifer Muldoon at (416) 760-2577 or or Paul Chamberlain at (416) 760-2554 or
Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.

While we greatly appreciate all submissions, there is limited space available at the conference. All submissions will be acknowledged. Workshop proposals will be evaluated by a committee based on relevance of the proposal to the broader conference theme and to the conference audience. You will be notified of the status of your application by mid-April.