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Moncton, New Brunswick, will be the host city for the next National CED Conference, EconoUs2018, September 24-26, 2017. The New Brunswick Environmental Network, will be co-hosting the next conference with the support of Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick, the Coopérative de développement regional-Acadie, the Centre for Local Prosperity, the Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia and the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia. Watch CCEDNet newsletters for more information.


ECONOUS2017 Report

From September 13 to September 15, 2017, 395 people, representing over 230 organizations and government departments attended ECONOUS2017 in Calgary. Since 2001, CCEDNet has partnered with members across the country to showcase the amazing work being done in different regions, to raise awareness of the impact of community economic development (CED), to examine new ideas, resources and strategies that will make CED practitioners more effective in their efforts, and to connect people who share similar values and vision.
Download the EconoUs2017 Report

On behalf of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network, Thrive and the entire organizing team, thank you for joining us at EconoUs2017.

The three days in Calgary, we both envisioned and experienced an economy that works for all.

EconoUs2017’s campus-based approach got your blood flowing in the rain and shine, we explored and interacted with one another and the local economy in Calgary.

We were inspired by a heartfelt dialogue between Reconciliation Canada’s Chief Robert Joseph and social innovator Shaun Loney, learned with more than 60 change making presenters in over 30 workshops and plenaries, connected with over 380 community leaders, and enjoyed local food, local tours, and local music as we celebrated the heart and soul of local economies and shared prosperity.

EconoUs2017 convened more than 380 delegates and community leaders from across Canada and abroad for three days of learning, connecting, and celebrating the heart and soul of local economies.

Using a campus based approach, EconoUs2017 we got our delegates moving, exploring and interacting with the host city and each other. We not only envisioned but experienced an economy that works for all.

Through tours, local food and beverages, local music, zero waste, workshops, plenary and learning sessions, and dynamic keynotes we  inspired participants from a broad range of community economic development sectors to collaborate more and innovate faster toward the future we all dream of.



  • connect with social innovation leaders from across Canada who share a passion for building strong, inclusive community economies;
  • learn about strategies for generating positive local economic, social and environmental impacts;
  • share your successes, challenges and questions on Thriving Communities, Good Jobs, and Doing Business Differently; and
  • reinvigorate efforts for change in your community and organization through new ideas, knowledge and connections.




We are livestreaming Econous2018!



 SEPTEMBER 24 – 26, 2018