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SERNNOCA Spring Newsletter 2010

Please click here for this informative newsletter from the CSERP Northern Node.

Social Economy Stories – May 2010 – Louis Grenier

Louis Grenier is past Executive Director of the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO), an organization representing Francophone co-operatives across Ontario. The CCO’s mission is to help develop the Social Economy in Francophone communities by supporting co-operatives. It achieves this mission by helping co-operatives to work together, by promoting the interests of Francophone cooperatives and by supporting their development.

CASC Newsletter: Spring 2010

Click here for the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation Spring Newsletter.

This edition includes an update from the CASC board, information on the CASC conference, and news from their members.

Building Community: Conference Reflecting on Co-operative Strategies and Experiences

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
8:30-5:00 pm
Room 263 Arts Building
University of Saskatchewan

There is no charge to attend this one-day conference featuring presenters from leading co-operative organizations in Canada’s retail, finance, health-care, and insurance sectors. Speakers will explore how the co-operative model currently addresses the most pressing social and economic issues facing our communities, and how it might be applied to further effect.

2010 Applied Research Fund Program – Open for Applications

The 2010 Applied Research Fund program at the Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal University, is now open for applications. University-based researchers in Canada are eligible to apply. A one-page letter of intent must be received on or before April 9, 2010 The deadline for full applied research application is May 10, 2010. Research priorities include governance within the nonprofit and social economy sector, sustainability of the nonprofit sector/nonprofit organizations, and policy modelling, analysis, design, and critique.

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.

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.