Community Economic Development (CED) is action by people locally to create economic opportunities that improve social conditions, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. It is an approach that recognizes that economic, environmental and social challenges are interdependent, complex and ever-changing. The members and activities are as varied as the communities they are in, but they focus on three primary strategies to improve well-being: supporting individuals, building enterprises and strengthening communities.
This is a Canadian online learning community for collaborative leaders. It includes over 1,000 collaborative leaders who work on multi-sector issues across North America and internationally. The common interest that binds the membership together is the united desire to change the world: one community at a time. This site provides a platform for learning with one another about how to address complex community issues and create positive change. This is the key to deepen our learning about ourselves, others, and the work of collaboration and change within communities.
Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. The Collective Impact Forum gives practitioners a place to connect with others who are using the collective impact approach. You can join this community to learn from the challenges and successes of others, and to access information vital to advancing your work.