Social Enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation

By Marina Puzyreva, Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First… Read More

Time to give back to Manitoba’s north

First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Dec. 6, 2016 By Lynne Fernandez Those of us who were hoping that the Throne Speech would have details about a strategy for Manitoba’s North were disappointed. There seems to be… Read More

Social Enterprise Video

Employees from BUILD and Manitoba Green Retrofit share their experiences working at social enterprises and the impacts this is has in their lives and communities. This documentary short includes highlights of the CCPA Manitoba study “Creating Pride Through… Read More

Poverty Policy Choices and Winnipeg’s Inner City

By Jim Silver Provincial government policy can be designed to punish those in poverty, or to reduce poverty. Both approaches have been tried in Manitoba, the first in the 1990s and the other more recently. We can compare… Read More

Investing in Social Enterprise to reduce poverty and green house gases

By Lynne Fernandez A new Errol Black Chair paper explains how a combination of governmental policies and initiatives in Manitoba allows social enterprises to reduce Manitoba’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while training and employing Inner City workers. The… Read More

Are we as cooperative as we think we are?

This post, by Brendan Reimer was originally posted by the Canadian Community Economic Development Network. This summer, I had the great privilege to be invited by Vancity Credit Union to join their two-week study tour of the Italian… Read More

Book Launch: Inner City Renovation

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Inner City Renovation: How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities by Marty Donkervoort Marty Donkervoort will give a short talk about his book on Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00pm