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March, 2005

Financing Social Economy Enterprises and the Canada Small Business Financing (CSBF) Program

Tuesday, March 22
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Social Planning Council of Ottawa, Boardroom

280 Metcalfe, Suite 501
Cost: Free
Discussion Falicitators:

George Brown, Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)

Lisa Jayne, Ottawa CED Network
RSVP to Lisa Jayne at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304, or email

Towards Understanding Small and Ethnic-Minority Business in Ottawa

Monday, March 14
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organisation (OCISO)

959 Wellington (at the end of Somerset West)
Cost: Free
Discussion Falicitator: Hindia Mohamoud, Social Searcher Social Planning Council of Ottawa

RSVP to Lisa Jayne at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304, or email

February, 2005

Effective Proposal Writing (English)

Thursday, February 24
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
1355 Bank Street, Suite 600, Albion Heathrington Room, Floor 7 (South East Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community)
Cost: 10 $, payable at the door
Falicitator: Lisa Jayne

RSVP to Lisa Jayne at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304, or email

The Basics of Effective Web Site Design

Thursday, February 5
2005; 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2580 Innes Rd., 207 (Commons Plaza in Blackburn Hamlet)
Cost: Free
Guest Speaker: Bernard Charlebois, VP Business Development, Virtuo.CA

RSVP to Lisa Jayne at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304, or email

January, 2005


December, 2004

Neighbourhood Consultation: South-East Ottawa Area

Tuesday, December 7
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
South-East Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community
1355 Bank Street, 6th floor, Room Albion/Heatherington, Ottawa
Cost: free

Contact Abid Jan at (613) 737-7195 ext. 409;

POWER LUNCH: Intercreative Marketing

Thursday, December 2
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
251 Bank Street, Suite 400, Ottawa
Cost: $5.00 voluntary contribution to cover lunch
Guest Speaker: Stephen McGill, President and Creative Director, McGill Buckley - Intercreative Marketing.

RSVP to Lisa at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304;

Neighbourhood Consultation: Somerset-West Area

Wednesday, December 1
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Somerset West Community Health Centre
55 Eccles Street, Ottawa
Cost: free

Contact Sue MacLatchie at (613) 238-8210 ext. 2354;

November, 2004

Interim Potential Funders List Now Available!

We are pleased to announce an interim version of our Potential Funders list to get you started!
Participants participating in the Fund Development series should find this list useful.

Please inform the Ottawa CED Network Co-ordinator if there are any additions or modifications you would like to offer.

Accessibility by Design: Planning for Inclusion of People with Disabilities as Ottawa's Population Ages

Tuesday, November 16
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Rideau Park United Church
2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa
Cost: Individual $25.00, Organization $30.00, Corporation $65.00

Contact Pierrette at (613) 236-9300 ext. 300;

POWER LUNCH: Presentation on the micro-enterprises of the Carpe Diem Cooperative

Thursday, November 25
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Carpe Diem/Horizons Renaissance
338 Montreal Rd., Suite 201, Ottawa
Cost: $5.00 voluntary contribution to cover lunch
Guest Speaker: Betty Kamenyero, Coordinator of Carpe Diem Cooperative

RSVP to Lisa at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304;

PROFIT .... Is Not A Dirty Word: An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Friday, November 26
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South East Ottawa Centre for a Healthy Community
1335 Bank Street, Suite 600, Boardroom (Room 707), Ottawa
Cost: $35.00 for CED Network members
Workshop facilitator: Chris Castillo, CEO of Master Entrepreneur International Inc.

Contact Lisa at (613) 236-9300 ext. 304;

View upcoming events on Volunteer Ottawa's calendar.

September, 2004

Community-Driven Development: Capitalizing on our Assets

Friday, September 24
A joint meeting of the ABCD and CED Networks and other people involved in community development.
9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging New Business/Community Relationships

Tuesday, September 21
6:00 p.m. Cash Bar, 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Speakers
International Restaurant, Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa
Cost: $65.00
Guest Speaker: Kernaghan Webb, Professor and Senior Legal Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Consumer Affairs involved in community development.

Contact Pierrette at (613) 236-9300 ext. 300;

View upcoming events on Volunteer Ottawa's calendar.

July, 2004

Fourth Edition of our newsletter Linking Communities just out!

Featured articles:
The ABCD Conference, National CED Conference 2004, National Fair Trade Weeks .

February 2004

ABCD Conference

An opportunity for policy-makers, private sector representatives and CED and ABCD practitioners to meet and share ideas and skills. A trade-show showcased socially responsible businesses, CED and ABCD ventures.

Breakfast panel on Social Responsibility

View the detailed program outline!

Conference Proceedings:

Upcoming Power Lunches to be Announced in September!

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