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PROVINCE ANNOUNCES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

On Sept 6th the NB Growth Strategy was announced with the 12 Opportunities that will be supported by the province.  Check out the powerpoint presentation and for more info see

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/corporate/promo/EconomicGrowthPlan2016.html

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IGNITE LOCAL

On June 20, 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.

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And some short videos about businesses established with the CED tax credit in Cape Breton:

Protocase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqcdwJbJ2Pk
Marcato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WOEfAuZwFY
Big Spruce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0tQD3X7QG4

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

 ANNOUNCING OFF GRID EAST COAST

The Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick is very excited to launch our new Off Grid East Coast E-zine showcasing people in the Maritimes who are “doing it”, articles on renewable energy systems, local food, permaculture, tiny houses, energy efficiency, sustainable investing, urban chicken farming, rain collecting, and so much more!  Its free to everyone and we hope you enjoy it!  You can get your free copy at www.offgrideastcoast.com/  Like us on Facebook for ongoing updates and information.  We also have a group Off Grid Comments and Questions East Coast for people to ask questions about anything related to renewable energy and get answers from folks in the know.

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New draft regulations for small-scale renewable energy projects have been posted by government for public review

The 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:  http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/eco-bce/pdf/pr/2015/09/15-053E.pdf

 

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! Register here gregheming poster-moncton

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CO-OPS: PRESS CONFERENCE

Date: Friday, November 21
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.

Download a copy of the  Press Conference Backgrounder, Economic Impact Report, and 2014 Survey Report

Media Contact:

Wendy Keats, Executive Director
Tel: (506) 227-9607
Email: wendy.keats@cecnb.ca

 

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.

New Co-op Act copyDownload your copy Proposal for new Co-operative Associations Act of NB – June 2014

Media Contact:

Wendy Keats, Executive Director
Tel: (506) 227-9607
Email: wendy.keats@cecnb.ca

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