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


Socially Conscious Procurement Telelearning Opportunity

Telelearning Session 14 Procurement and the Social Economy: The Canadian Context
* What is the impact of different purchasing policies on communitydevelopment?
* What challenges do governments face in developing ethical purchasingpolicies?
* How does ethical trade fit in as a component of the alternativeresponse to the global economic crisis?

If you want to know the answers to these questions and more, please join:J.J. McMurtry, Coordinator of the Business and Society Program at YorkUniversity, and Brendan Reimer, Prairies/Northern Territories RegionalCoordinator for the Canadian CED Network, in an engaging telelearningsession hosted by David LePage Program Manager of Enterprising Non-Profits.

Call Logistics:· Session Date: Wednesday May 13, 2009·
Call begins at 12:00 pm Eastern time, 9:00 am Pacific time·
Call in information will be given upon registration·
Register before May 11th to obtain dial in information and backgroundpapers·
This session is in English.

Session Format: 1 HourWelcome: 5 minPresentations: 10 min by each speakerDiscussion: 35 minutes Registration:Register by phoning 1-250-472-4976 or, E-mailing with your name, location, and work orvolunteer position.

Limited number of spaces available – Register soon!