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.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
First Floor Library
252 Bloor St. W
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 http://sec.oise.utoronto.ca/english/symposium_10.php
There is no cost for this event. However, registration is required: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/95GS5NH
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.
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.
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
Bring your lunch and a mug. Water,
coffee and tea will be provided.