CECNB is a proud co-host of the upcoming ECONOUS2018 National community economic development Conference, which will be held September 24-26, 2018 in Moncton, New Brunswick. You can find more information on the Facebook Event page and ECONOUS website, and follow the Canadian CED Network‘s newsletters for further updates.
This will be a great opportunity for building community economic development networks and skills and we hope to see you there!
On May 7, 2018, hear author of An Army of Problem Solvers and co-founder of Aki Energy and other innovative social businesses, Shaun Loney at a full day workshop in Fredericton. Learn about social enterprise in New Brunswick and how we can create our own army of problem-solvers!
When: May 7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: NB College of Craft and Design 457 Queen Street, Fredericton
Cost: $70 (incl. lunch, materials & HST)
FREE for Indigenous youth thanks to the sponsorship of the NB Aboriginal Peoples Council.
Please see the event poster here.
Register on Eventbrite here.
OFF GRID EAST COAST E-ZINE: Free Download
The Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick is very excited to now offer all past issues of Off Grid East Coast for free download. This e-zine showcases people in the Maritimes who are “doing it” and has tons of great articles on renewable energy systems, local food, permaculture, tiny houses, energy efficiency, sustainable investing, urban chicken farming, rain collecting, and so much more! You can get your free copy on our Resources page. Also be sure to check out our Facebook group Off Grid Comments and Questions East Coast Its a great place for people to ask questions about anything related to renewable energy and get answers from folks in the know.
Social Enterprise for Youth and Aboriginal Communities
Join the Co-operative Enterprise Council and NB Aboriginal Peoples Council for a full day workshop in Woodstock on March 29, 2018 to learn about Social Enterprises and the opportunities they can provide for youth and Aboriginal communities.
The workshop is $70 per participant (lunch included), or FREE for Aboriginal youth (supported by the NB Aboriginal Peoples Council). For more information, please click on the link below to view the event poster, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodstock Workshop March 29, 2018 (register by March 21)
NEW COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT OFFICIAL
We are so excited to announced that the new Community Economic Development tax credit has been officially announced!!! CECNB has been working on this with government for the past 6 years and we are pleased that our communities will now have this tool available to raise the capital they need to develop co-ops and social enterprises! Solar farms, local food, tourism, forestry, innovation….the opportunities for creating jobs and building local economies are endless!!! Fore more info and application forms see http://www.fcnb.ca/cedc.html
On June 20, 2016 CECNB held Ignite Local, an event that brought together nearly 100 people interested in buy-local initiatives and the new CED tax credit that can now be used to raise capital for co-ops and social enterprises in NB. Click on the following powerpoint presentations for a preview of what our guest speakers from NS had to say about how they have used a similar tax credit to raise money for wind farms and a variety of co-ops and social enterprises that employ hundreds of people.
And some short videos about businesses established with the CED tax credit in Cape Breton:
Growing Local Prosperity in Rural Communities
Gregory Heming believes that rural communities in NB are perfectly positioned to cultivate a new economy… one that thrives by creating local business to meet local needs. And he should know. He has been helping rural communities grow their local prosperity potential for 40 years. Join CECNB and our co-host the Canadian CED Network to be inspired and share insights on how we can rebuild our rural communities!
New draft regulations for small-scale renewable energy projects have been posted by government for public review
The Government of NB is proposing a new set of regulations that will support the creation of small scale renewable energy projects operated by co-ops, non-profits, municipalities, and Aboriginal groups. Read the proposed regulations here
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CO-OPS: PRESS CONFERENCE
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Planet Hatch, Knowledge Park, 50 Crowther Lane, Fredericton, NB
Description: The purpose of the press conference is to announce the results of a recent economic impact study on social enterprises in New Brunswick and to explore the opportunities emerging in our province to drive economic growth through a digital society, open government, mentorship, and the creation of new pools of social capital.
Wendy Keats, Executive Director
Tel: (506) 227-9607
PROPOSAL FOR A NEW CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATIONS ACT
CECNB and other leaders in the co-op sector spent nearly three years researching, consulting and writing a comprehensive proposal for a new Co-operative Associations Act to replace our existing legislation which hasn’t been updated since 1978. This work was done in partnership with the Financial and Consumer Services Commission, the government agency responsible for co-operatives. It is currently being reviewed by government and we are expecting new legislation to be introduced within the coming year. Download a copy of the proposed new Act below.
Download your copy Proposal for new Co-operative Associations Act of NB – June 2014
Wendy Keats, Executive Director
Tel: (506) 227-9607