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Student Conference on the Social Economy: 2010

Innovation in a Changing World – Critically Exploring Social Economy Alternatives

June 1st, 2010 Concordia University, Montreal

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: May 28 - June 4th, 2010

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
May 28 – June 4th, 2010 Concordia University, Montreal

Organized under the supervision of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, this will be an opportunity for the more than 9 000 delegates from more than 70 universities and 70 scholarly associations to come and experience everything Concordia and Montreal has to offer.

New Futures: Innovative Uses of the Co-op Model

This 30-page document produced by the Canadian Co-operative Association features a collection of profiles that provide examples of how Canadians have used the co-operative model in innovative ways.  It shows that, far from being powerless, we can, through co-operation, forge new futures for ourselves, our communities and our country. Click here to find the document.

Housing Thematic Newsletter

Please click here to access this informative thematic newsletter on CSERP housing initiatives and research across Canada.

Engagement Telelearning Series – April, May 2010

The Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSEHub) and the Steering Committee for the 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy are offering a series of telelearning sessions based on two series of papers that cover four important themes within Canada.  One series is being developed as Knowledge Mobilization papers by CSEHub researchers, and the other series has been prepared as issue papers for the 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy.

April 2010 Practitioner of the Month – Phil Ferraro

Phil Ferraro is the co-founder and co-director of the Institute for Bioregional Studies in Charlottetown, PEI. The Institute hosts “Social Forums,” usually every two/three weeks in Charlottetown.  Phil has played an integral role in initiating and organizing these community events.

March 26, 2010- Federal government holds CO-OP policy forum

More than 40 co-op leaders, consultants and social enterprise experts from across Canada gathered in Ottawa on March 23-24 to talk to the federal government about policies and programs in support of co-operatives.  
"Towards 2012: Building a Conducive Environment for Co-operatives" was the first in a series of dialogues organized by the government's Co-operatives Secretariat aimed at shaping federal policy and setting the stage for the 2012 International  Year of Co-operatives.

March 23, 2010- Liberals make big plans for something called 'the social economy'

Liberals make big plans for something called 'the social economy'
Kelly McParland, Canadian politics

Apparently Stephen Harper has been letting down the social economy.
I have to confess I'm not very familiar with the social economy. I assume it's different than the economic economy, but to be honest I'm just guessing. I'd never even heard the term until I came across it on the Liberal party web site, which declares that the party is working, beaverlike, to develop it.