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


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: