ANSER had it’s AGM over lunch. Before it started, Nancy Neamtam from Le Chantier de l’économie sociale gave a brief 20 minute overview of the social economy in Québec. The Tamarack Institute has a introduction to her work (it’s 12 years old though).
What has been achieved in Québec around the community economic development movement / the social economy is tremendously impressive. I’ve been curious to find out about the state of the social economy in other Canadian provinces. I hope to find out about that over the next two days.
Now I’m attending one of the sessions on Governance & Management:
Evaluating Collaborative Processes: The Case of Saskatoon Regional Intersectoral Committee
Louise Clarke – University of Saskatchewan
Making Sense of Partnerships: Executive Directors’ Perspectives
David Este – University of Calgary
“Building Community”: Partnering to Mobilize Knowledge of the Social Economy
Lou Hammond Ketilson – Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, U of Sask
Chair: Ushnish Sengupta from UofT.
Because it’s a smallish session, we did a go-around to introduce ourselves. It’s great to know that there are feds in the audience. Through my work at Ile sans fil I have had the chance to meet several government researchers who are doing their best to positively influence relevant government policy.
Note: There are PDF’s or Excel sheets online with the conference schedule for you to download. I published the Excel sheet as an webpage for myself, but maybe someone else would be interested.