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Une définition de DÈC

Le développement économique communautaire (DÈC) comble une lacune sociale et économique en créant des possibilités pour des citoyens qui, sans quoi, ne pourraient pas toujours participer à la vie économique et sociale de notre communauté.

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Clothing

Les Petits Chapeaux

Les Petit Chapeaux is a community economic development project initiated by Coalition Féminine des Afro-Francophones (CFAF) to encourage entrepreneurship among immigrant women. FAF is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower disadvantaged women.

Contact

Anne Marie Gracia 427 McArthur #5 Ottawa, ON K1G 1G5 tel: (613) 747-0707 fax: (613) 747-7337

cfaf@on.aira.com

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with community members who have odd jobs such as cleaning, painting, packing/unpacking that need to be done.

Contact
Maryl Weatherburn

507 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1Z5
tel: (613) 233-4502
fax: (613) 233-5088

centre507@ncf.ca

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Community Centres, Health and Resource

Community Ressource Centre (Lowertown)

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Community Resource Centre of Goulbourn Kanata and West Carleton

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Gloucester Centre for Community Ressources

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Gloucester Non profit housing

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Nepean Community Resource Centre

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Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre

The Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre provides community and social services to residents in north-east Ottawa (Overbrook-Forbes and Manor Park), especially to those with low incomes. Programs include an emergency food cupboard, crisis intervention and advocacy, a parent and children drop-in program, counselling services, community development, home support for francophone seniors, health promotion, and tutoring. The centre also offers leadership opportunities for adolescents, such as the Aquatics Leadership Program, which aims to foster leadership, team and social skills, and volunteer and work placement for high-risk youth through First Aid and Aquatics accreditation and placement search support.

Contact
Simone Thibault

120-225 Donald Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 1N1
tel. (613) 745-0073
fax. (613) 741-9292

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Pinecrest Queensway Health Community Services

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Sandy Hills Community Health Centre

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Somerset West Community Health Centre

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South East Ottawa Center for a Healthy Community

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Community Groups

People First
People First encourages people with low income to work co-operatively in order to develop self-sustaining economic initiatives which will be of benefit to themselves and to the community. Initiatives include: Vegetarian catering, Fabric Art, Stained Glass, and Stationary.

Contact
Sue Ings

c/o All Saints Lutheran Church
1061 Pinecrest Road
Ottawa, ON
K2B 6B7
tel: (613) 726-3528

people.first@on.aibn.com

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Consultants / Technical Assistance

Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP)
The Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) helps organizations build their capacity to engage in community economic development. CEDTAP offers a Canada wide matching service between community organizations and technical assistance providers and funds technical assistance assignments

Contact
Cindy Goldberg

1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University, SSRB #314
Ottawa, ON
tel: (613) 520-2600 X8241
fax: (613) 520-3561

CindyGoldberg@cedtap.com

www.carleton.ca/cedtap

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Coté, Ethel L'Art du Developpement

Ethel Cote, is actively involved in Community Development in social, economic, co-operative and cultural sectors in rural & urban areas. Resources & Project Management; Organizational Development & Planning; Building up strong partnerships; Consolidation; Fundraising Strategies, more than 20 years in support the Community. Ethel Cote, is able to facilitate real diagnostics of actual situations in establishing processes, policies, programs facilitating efficient management and effective capitalization of organizations & businesses. With success, she coordinated various fundraising campaigns collecting over than 14 million dollars. She also managed 35 millions dollars operational budgets in organisations, co-ops and businesses.

Contact
Ethel Cote

1551 Concession 1
Plantagenet, ON
K0B 1L0
tel: (613) 673-4588
fax: (613) 673-4588

ethel.cote@sympatico.ca

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New Economy Development Group (NEDG)

NEDG is a development consulting firm offering creative approaches to the challenges of the new millennium. Our approach is to promote participation; innovation; partnership; and sustainability. We blend social and economic objectives and interests with action for practical, cost-effective results. NEDG is a national firm founded in 1990, based in Ottawa with associates across the country. It specializes in community-based and participatory approaches to community/ rural issues and development from a policy, research and practical perspective.

Contact
Dal Brodhead, Principal and Chief Executive Officer

109A-858 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K1S 3W3
tel: (613) 238-5353
fax: (613) 238-1495

dbrodhead@neweconomygroup.ca

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Stilborne, Linda

Researcher / Learning Technology Consultant, Quebec Learners' Network
The Quebec Learners' Network is a community learning network. We provide services and support in the use of learning technologies. Among our current projects is an outreach project for parents of children with learning disabilities.

Contact
Linda Stilborne

c/o Heritage College
325 boul. Cit, des Jeunes, Room 205
Hull (Qu,bec) J8Y 6T3
tel: (613) 592-6870

mkr@igs.net

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Finance

Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP)
The Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) helps organizations build their capacity to engage in community economic development. CEDTAP offers a Canada wide matching service between community organizations and technical assistance providers and funds technical assistance assignments

Contact
Cindy Goldberg

1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University, SSRB #314
Ottawa, ON
tel: (613) 520-2600 X8241
fax: (613) 520-3561

CindyGoldberg@cedtap.com

www.carleton.ca/cedtap

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Community Economic Development Program (CEDP)

The Community Economic Development Programs mandate is to assist Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Innu) in securing long term employment and accessing business opportunities in their communities. The program finances CED organizations of the First Nations and enables native communities to attract qualified individuals as economic development officers who will in turn provide quality programs and services.

Contact
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Economic Development Directorate
Room 1151
10 Wellington St.
Hull, QC
K1A 0H4
tel: (819) 997-8383
fax: (819) 994-0445

www.inac.gc.ca

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Dare to Dream

South-East Ottawa Centre for a healthy community in partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Community Foundation offers a savings program for people with low income called Dare to Dream. This program helps people with low incomes save for a future, learn about saving money, and have their savings matched. Dare to Dream is an IDA program. Individual Development Accounts fight poverty. People with assets are people with the power to make choices.

Contact
Cheryl-Anne Parsons

1355 Bank Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
tel: (613) 737-7195 ext 403
fax: (613) 739-8199

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Ottawa Community Loan Fund

In the summer of 2000, the non-profit Ottawa Community Loan Fund was established. The mission of the OCLF is to invest in people and the community by facilitating self-reliance loans and services through character-based lending, to ensure that more people in the Ottawa community have access to capital, and to increase new business creation and stimulate business expansion. OCLF provides short-term loans of up to $15,000 to individuals and groups with worthwhile business concepts, practical work experience and/or training, and a solid business plan. Our goal is to help more people become self-sufficient through self-employment and job specific training/accreditation courses.

Contact
George Brown

280 Metcalfe Street Suite 407
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1R7
tel: (613) 594-3535
fax : (613) 567-9126

info@oclf.org

www.oclf.org

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Food

Fair TradeMark Canada

FairTrade Mark Canada is an organization that operates out of Ottawa to help companies purchase green and/or fairly-traded products. Fairtrade criteria include credit for farmers at reasonable prices reflecting the value of farm labour. Certified, fair trade coffee can be purchased locally at Bridegehead Inc.

Contact
323 Chapel St 2nd floor
Ottawa, ON
K1N 7Z2
tel: (613) 563-3351
fax: (613) 237-5969

fairtrade@transfair.ca

www.transfair.ca

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Krackers Katering

Krackers Katering is a community economic development initiative designed to assist persons with severe and persistent mental illness gain contol over their lives. In order to accomplish this end, Krackers Katering provides training opportunities and paid employment, and presents a positive image of people with mental illness as productive, contributing members of our community.

Contact
Rhonda Beauregard, Program Manager

22 O'Meara St., Ste.204
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 4N6
tel: (613) 792-4954
fax: (613) 792-4957

krackers@magma.ca

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La Siembra Coop

As a fair trade worker co-operative La Siembra offers consumers high-quality, certified fair trade organic products such as fair traded hot chocolate, cocoa powder and evaporated sugar can juice. La Siembra also assist co-op producers to improve the livelihood of family farmers and the well being of communities and engages in education with respect to fair trade and sustainable employment.

Contact
98 Hawthorne
Ottawa, ON
K1S 0B1
tel: (613) 235-6122
fax: (613) 235-6877


www.lasiembra.com

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Ottawa Organic Food Alternatives

Ottawa Organic Food Alternatives (OOFA) has been in operation for 12 years. It is committed to creating community among city and farm families, who support each other towards sustainable lifestyles (Canadian Organic Growers, 2000c). OOFA purchases local organic food in season. There is a membership fee of $26 per year for each adult in the family. Members must attend an orientation and fulfill 22 "green hours" per year. Members are also encouraged to spend time on the farms to help. Fresh vegetables are ordered weekly from farmers throughout the year, and dry goods including rice, beans and canned products are ordered three times a year. Members have over 100 items to choose from.

Contact
Randi Cherri

358 Sunnyside
Ottawa, ON
K1S 0S4
tel: (613) 730-0606

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South-East Ottawa Community Kitchen

South-East Ottawa Centre for Health Community provides a community kitchen to help participants stretch their food dollars. This program provides shopping tips and cooking skills. The participants also share and learn recipes and get tasty, nutritious meal ideas.

Contacts
Kimberly or Patricia

1355 Bank Street, Suite 600
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
tel: (613) 737-5115
fax: (613) 739-8199

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St. Albert Co-op Cheese Factory

The St. Albert Co-op Cheese Factory has been producing and selling cheese for over 100 years. It employs 50 full time staff and 20 part-time employees.

Contact
Rejean Ouimet

150 St.Paul Street
St. Albert, ON
K0A 3C0
tel: (613) 987-2872

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Goods

Good Day Workshop

The Good Day Workshop is a non-profit outreach program specializing in quality furniture refinishing. The workshop provides asupportive and productive atmosphere for persons who are over the age of sixteen and have a variety of needs due to addictions, homelessness, unemployement, mental health etc. The workshop participants gain sheltered work, limited shared income, peer support and new skills. Whereas the customers gain quality furniture refinishing at reasonable prices. Participants of the program share the earned proceeds 60/40 with the shop.

Contact
211 Bronson Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6H5
tel: (613) 236-4979

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Housing

Cooperative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario

CED is a powerful way for housing co-op members to build on their strengths. By supporting CED initiatives, we can improve the quality of life of our members, and strengthen our co-op communities at the same time. The Cooperative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario is involved in CED initiatives such as Youthworks. In this summer youth employment program, Coop youth get valuable experience whereas Co-ops get needed work done for a reasonable cost. As such, Co-op dollars are kept circulating in the co-op sector.

Contact
Brian Gifford, Acting Member Services Manager

311-225 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1P9
tel: (613) 230-2201
fax: (613) 230-2231

bgifford@chaseo.org

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Habitat for Humanity Restore

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home. The Habitat program is about home ownership and providing a long-term solution designed to break the poverty cycle. Restores are building supply stores that accept and sell inexpensive building materials. They generate funds to support Habitat's building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills! They are an environmentally friendly store that makes sense!

Contact
Hugh Milman

1335 Leeds Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1B 5K9
tel: (613) 744-7769
fax: (613) 744-6990

restore@habitatncr.com

www.habitat.ca

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Services

Centretown Laundry Co-op

The Centretown Laundry Co-op is a welcoming and caring community that provides accessible, affordable, environmentally friendly self-service laundry for anyone who needs it. Members volunteer and participate to keep the Co-op going and to develop and share their skills and abilities. The Co-op have a CED project where member participants do laundry for other organizations and get paid for it, so we can be part of a stronger Centretown Community. The Co-op is a project of Centretown Community Health Centre, First United Church, and McLeod-Stewarton United Church, and receives some funding from United Way/Centraide Ottawa.

Contact
Karen Hill, Chair of the Board
Eliisa Bruder, CLC Coordinator
Marianela Santamaria, CED Mentor

211 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON
K1L 6H5
tel: (613) 565-4712? (613) 565-4524
fax: (613) 233-2062

info@centretownlaundrycoop.ca

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Stores

St. John's Community Store

St. John's Community store provides a variety of donated goods at affordable prices. Items such as clothes, linens, cutlery, shoes, arts and crafts supplies, and personal care products can be purchased. The community shop also hands out vouchers in the amount of $30.00 to people in need. With these vouchers basic necessities can be purchased. The store is run solely by volunteers and all proceeds go to St. Johns Anglica Church Church Outreach program.

Contacts
Diana Lize
Valerie Mansfield

St. John's Anglican Church
154 Somerset St. W
Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
tel: (613) 594-8861
fax: (613) 594-5875

stjohns@cyberus.ca

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Training and Employment

Line 1000 Placement Services

Line 1000 is a community based non profit-employment program for people with disabilities living in the Ottawa area. The agency provides employment counselling, case management and job placement services, and coordinates a variety of government funded employment supports and subsidies through the Ontario Disability program and HRDC's Opportunity fund. The agency also provides specialized job search workshops, and accessible computer and internet access within it's Resource area for job seekers with disabilites. Potential clients may self refer.

Contact
Dennise Kelly

1355 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8K7
tel: (613) 526-1000
TTY: (613) 731-1621
fax: (613) 731-3510

placement@line1000.ca

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Ottawa Local Employment & Trading System (LETS)

Ottawa LETS is an individual, family and community capacity-building network open to all residents of the National Capital Region who share its vision, mission and values. The goal is to create a vibrant local community of individuals, families and local businesses empowering one another through the exchange of goods and services using a "virtual" community currency. Ottawa LETS provides a community barter system offering a friendly means to supplement your income. LETS members trade goods and service using a local currency called Ecodollars.

Contact
c/o Centretown Community Health Centre
420 Cooper St.
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2N6
tel : (613) 860-LETS (860-5387)

www.flora.org/lets-dev

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Rainbow Skills Development Centre

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The Entrepreneurship Centre

The Entrepreneurship Centre is an initiative of OCRI, dedicated to helping Ottawa entrepreneurs make educated decisions about starting and growing their businesses. The Centre provides the information and tools that entrepreneurs need to establish and expand their businesses. The Centre provides a complete range of business information, training, consulting, mentoring and financial advisory services.

Contact
Christine Power

110 Laurier Ave. Ground Flr
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2L7
tel: (613) 560-6081
fax: (613) 560-2102

entcent@ocri.ca

www.entrepreneurship.com

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Y Enterprise Centre and Employment YMCA-YWCA of Ottawa Carleton

The Entreprise Centre provides a comprehensive training and support program for individuals who have a business idea and are willing to develop related entrepreneurial skills. Services include but are not limited to self-employment training, counseling and business support services.

Contact
180 Argyle Ave
Ottawa, ON
K2P 1B7
tel: (613) 788-5001
fax: (613) 788-5051

www.educom.on.ca/ymca-ywca/entreprise.htm

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Worldskills

World Skills Centre offers a range of services to support new canadians seekeing to enter employment in the canadian workforce. This program addresses challenges faced by immigrants including lack of Canadian experience, financial constraints, lack of recognition of qualifications, the need for upgrading English proficiency, and the need to upgrade soft skills.

Contact
Fiona Marshall

201-219 Argyle
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2H4
tel: (613) 233-0453
fax: 232-1757

fiona@ottawa-worldskills.org

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Transportation

Re-Cycles Bicycle Co-op

Re-cycles bicycle co-op helps sustain the local bicycle community by providing a fully equipped do-it-yourself bike shop for use by members and volunteers to maintain their bicycles under the guidance of volunteer bike mechanics. Volunteers can also learn bike repair skills by fixing bikes donated to the shop, that would otherwise be destined for the landfill. These bikes are sold at reasonable prices, providing an affordable and sustainable means of transportation to everyone. Learning to be more self sufficient with regards to bike repairs empowers people to ride the path less traveled and make cycling a part of their daily lives.

Contact
112 Nelson Avenue
Basement of "The Depot"
re-cycles@flora.org

www.flora.org/re-cycles

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VRTUCar

VRTUCAR is a car-share service that gives members 24-hour access to a fleet of cars stationed in Ottawa's downtown neighborhoods. It is cheaper then owning a car if you need a car for fewer than 12,000km/year. It also means reduced insurance costs, no more repair bills or parking hassles. VRTUCAR also eliminates the need for a 2nd car in the family. This service also reduces vehicle pollution by over 50% simply by driving less and reducing the number of engine start-ups.

Contact
Chris Bradshaw
Wilson Wood

356 Maclaren Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0M6
tel: (613) 798-1900
fax: (613) 230-6568

info@vrtucar.com

www.vrtucar.com

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Women

The Well

The Well is a drop in centre that serves women and women with children who are economically and socially disadvantaged by offering a safe supportive environment and a broad range of programs and services. The Well recognises the economic needs of its clientele by offering services such as laundry and shower facilities, and a food bank. Items such as clothes and shoes can also be found.

Contact
St-Johns Anglican Church
154 Somerset St. W
Ottawa, ON K2P 0H8
tel: (613) 594-8861
fax : (613) 594-5878

thewell@ottawa,anglican.ca

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Youth

The Roasted Cherry

The Roasted Cherry Coffee House offers a unique, hands on experience inside a fully operational cafe being run by youth in support of youth. The Cafe provides and exciting venue to: enhance your entrepreneurial and leadership skills and to take on the responsibility of running and maintaining a business. The Roasted Cherry Student Co-op placement program will also work with you to plan and ultimately kick off a business project of interest to you within the cafe.

Contact
Laurie Batstone
Greg Lowell

93 O'Connor St.
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5M8
tel: (613) 236-1656

mail@roastedcherry.com

www.roastedcherry.com

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Youthworks

Youthworks is a summer employment program for youth living in the Ottawa area housing co-ops. Youthworks offers interior and exterior painting services, as well as landscaping services, at competitive rates to housing co-ops. Co-op youth work on contracts secured by Youthworks and are paid a salary according to the hours worked. The staffs are trained by professional painters and landscapers and are closely supervised.

Contact
Jo-anne Manser, Youthworks Project Manager

tel: (613) 230-2201 ext. 232
fax: (613) 230-2231

youthworks@chaseo.org

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