Who We Are
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is a member-driven, not for-profit, charitable organization made up of community-based organizations, co-operatives, social enterprises, practitioners, active citizens, researchers, and other organizations involved in community economic development (CED). We work to strengthen CED in urban, rural, northern and Aboriginal communities across Canada, and contribute to better social, economic and environmental conditions at the local level.
CED is local action to create economic opportunities and improve social conditions, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. CED is an approach which recognizes that economic, environmental, and social challenges are interdependent, complex, and ever-changing and that effective solutions are rooted in local knowledge and led by community members. CED promotes holistic responses that address problems at individual, community, and regional levels.