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Telelearning Session 19: The Long View of the Social Economy


For the podcast of the complete session, please click here. (Mp3 file, 28.5 MB, 1 hour, 2 min)

Tuesday March 30th, 2010, 9:00 am Pacific Time (12:00 pm Eastern time)

March 11, 2010- Prof: 15% of households battle hunger

Five-year study will look at why some can’t afford to put food on the table
By CLARE MELLOR Staff Reporter, The Chronicle Herald
Thu. Mar 11, 2010
Studies show as many as 15 per cent of Nova Scotia households have a problem putting food on the table.
"We know . . . that some people do experience hunger," Patricia Williams, a professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, said Wednesday.
"Some people go without for many days at a time."

New Journal and Call for Submissions

Announcing the launch of the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research / Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OSBL et l’économie sociale, ANSERJ.

First Issue: Fall 2010

For more information, visit the website:

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Community Economic Development

Assistant Professor, Community Economic Development
Cape Breton University
Posting Closes: Monday, March 29, 2010

Public Policy Thematic Newsletter

Building a People Centered Economy: Public Policy and the Social Economy

To find this informative newsletter about public policy in Canada, please click here!

March 5, 2010- Ontario increases minimum wage

Ontario Newsroom- March 5, 2010

Ontario is raising the minimum wage to $10.25 on March 31, 2010.  This is the seventh increase since 2004.

The province of Ontario started implementing annual increases early in 2003, raising the general minimum wage from $6.85 in 2004 to $9.50 in 2009.
Phasing in these increases balances the needs of hard working families with the needs of small businesses that create jobs.

March 5, 2010- Community groups receive funding to promote food security

The Telegram- March 5, 2010

The provincial government announced today it will distribute $247,000 to seven community-based organizations under the Provincial Wellness Plan.
According to a news release, the funding supports projects designed to address food security issues. The grants are in addition to the Provincial Wellness Grants, which will be awarded in the coming weeks.

March, 2010 Practitioner of the Month – Yvonne Chiu

Meet Yvonne Chiu, Co-Executive Director of the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative in Edmonton, Alberta. The co-operative is made up of immigrant community workers that support immigrants and refugees through health education, community development, and advocacy.The co-op offers various services to newcomers in many languages and at no cost.

March 1, 2010- New co-op cinema gives front-row view of Canadian efforts to beat global poverty

New co-op cinema gives front-row view of Canadian
efforts to beat global poverty

Ottawa March 1, 2010  ̶̶  Canadians have a new way to experience the fight to end
global poverty thanks to a virtual movie theatre recently unveiled by the Canadian
Co-operative Association (CCA) on its website.

"On any given day, Canadians are working in remote corners of the globe to help
credit union and co-operative leaders move their communities out of poverty," said
CCA media relations manager David Shanks. "We created the CCA Cineplex to give