Community Economic Development (CED) in Manitoba is ever changing, morphing and evolving. This paper on the other hand is not. These pages contain the history and practice of CED leading up to, and including the summer of 2017.
This paper was written throughout 2016–2017. During that time, much of the CED landscape changed. This was primarily due to the election of the Progressive Conservative Government in 2016 and the loss of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba, after 17 years of holding power. With this change in government came a change in the level of support for CED and changes in the way funding was distributed. These changes are not historically unprecedented, and the paper will discuss the fluxes of political support for CEDover the course of more than 50 years. Read full report.