The Social Economy Student Network brings together students interested in the Social Economy (such as nonprofits, co-operatives & social enterprises) in order to facilitate the formation of intellectually stimulating and diverse peer networks within and beyond the academic and research environment. It links students to one another from around the globe and fosters the growth of knowledge and information-sharing among members. To join, please send an email to Suzanne Cook at


Student Lunch at Symposium

Student Luncheon and Talk: Publishing in Journals - Nonprofit and Open Access

April 12th at 12:15 Peace Lounge, 7th Floor OISE

Guest Speakers: Peter Elson, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mt. Royal University and Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSERJ); Stian Haklev, OISE Grad Student and Co-Chair Open Access Sub-Committee; and Marian Press, OISE Education Commons

There is no charge to attend.


The Fifth (and final) Annual Southern Ontario Social Economy Node Symposium

April 12th (8:30-4:30) and 13th (8:30-3:30), 2010
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
First Floor Library
252 Bloor St. W
Toronto, ON

Our daily news is filled with reports about the consequences of the recent economic crisis. Our traditional economic approach has left people jobless, industries cutting back and local businesses closing. In these troubled economic times, how can we support the future of our communities? How can we invest in sustainable community development while at the same time contribute to wider economic change?

The Social Economy Centre of the University of Toronto is completing a five year research project that examined how co-operatives, nonprofits, community economic development corporations, and other social enterprises contribute to the economic wellbeing of our communities. Please join us to celebrate our work and to look to the future.

The Social Economy: A New Way to Manage Wealth
Michel Labbé, President and Founder of Options for Homes and more recently Options for Green Energy.

Two exciting panels:
 Voices of the Social Economy: Lessons from Quebec and practices in Ontario
 Towards a People’s Centered Economy / Procurement for a People's Economy

Interactive sessions with academic and community researchers who will share their work and insights. Short workshops on topics relevant to social economy organizations.

A preliminary program and more information is posted on our website

There is no cost for this event. However, registration is required:



Upcoming Workshops (Registration required)
January 22, 2010:
Marketing for Nonprofit Organisations (waitlist only)

February 19: Human Resource Management in Community Organizations(full day)

March 26: Strategic Planning for Non-profits, Co-operatives and Other
Community Organizations (full day)

April 30: Fundraising in Non-profits and Community Organizations (full day)

May 21: Managing Change in Community Organizations (full day)

** Certificate offered for completion of 5 or more workshops **

Upcoming Lunchbox Speakers (No registration required and you can even see it via webcast)
January 20, 2010:
Participatory Budgeting

February 17: Entrepreneurship in Worker Co-operatives

March 24: Social Capital Financing

April 14: Community Foundations/Innovative Foundations

May 19: Green Energy Act

See the University of Toronto Social Economy Centre
website for more info.

Social Economy Student Network (SESN) Student Conference on the Social Economy

Exploring the Role of the Social Economy in a Changing World,
June 1st 2010

This one-day Social Economy Student Network conference will be held at Concordia University in Montréal June 1st, 2010 (with a social event to follow). The Deadline for abstract submissions is March 1st, 2010. We invite anybody who has had experience working with and researching various aspects of the Social Economy to submit an abstract.

More info


Marketing for Social Economy

All day workshop in social economy marketing at OISE. Registration and fee required. More details go to:



Daniel Schugurensky, University of Toronto

Elizabeth Pinnington, Neighbourhood Support Coalition of Guelph

Steve Floros, Toronto Community Housing

January 20, 2010, noon - 1:30 pm

OISE 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto
Room 12-199
Bring your lunch and a mug. Water,
coffee and tea will be provided.


ANSER Graduate Student Research Award

The purpose of the ANSER award is to foster and acknowledge graduate research excellence in the field of nonprofits and the social economy in Canada.

Please note the timelines: Nomination Deadline: November 20, 2009
Review and award announcement: January, 2010
Presentation and research profile by recipients: ANSER Conference
, June 2 - 4, 2010 at Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

  • Any full-time Landed Immigrant or Canadian graduate student who is focusing on nonprofit and social economy research
  • Applications may be submitted in French or English

Selection criteria:

a. Research scholarship
b. Quality of research
c. Relevance to nonprofits and the social economy
d. Contribution to policy, governance, or sustainability of nonprofits and the social economy

Application process:
Submission of the following by the deadline date:

i. A two page outline of the research question/ methodology/ research partners/ expected contribution/ relationship to nonprofits and the social economy/ research timetable

ii. A CV (4 pages maximum) to include stage of study/ expected completion date/ bursaries or funding/ publications/ research experience

iii. Letter of support from supervisor or other to comment on quality of research scholarship and relevance to nonprofit and social economy

Awards: There will be two annual awards of $2,500 each with an additional $2,500 (total) to support Award recipient travel to the ANSER Conference. Award recipients will be asked to profile their research at the ANSER Conference.

Funds for the ANSER Graduate Student Award have been made possible by the Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal College.

For more information contact:

Peter R. Elson

ANSER Awards Committee
c/o Institute for Nonprofit Studies
Mount Royal College

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6
(403) 440-8722

Best of luck!

Suzanne Cook