Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Social Economy Centre (OISE/UT) Lunchbox Speakers' Series - Learning About The Social Economy In Ontario High Schools : February 21 2007

The Social What?: Learning About The Social Economy In Ontario High Schools

Panel: Jan Haskings-Winner, Cynthia Lushman, and Daniel Schugurensky
Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
Room 12-199

Jan Haskings-Winner, textbook writer and economics instructor at OISE/UT (seconded from the TDSB), Cynthia Lushman, Education Officer for the Ontario Co-operative Association, and Daniel Schugurensky, associate professor at OISE/UT, will talk about what Ontario high school students learn about the social economy, especially nonprofit organizations, co-operatives, worker participation, and unions.

This event will be webcast and we will accept questions via e-mail from remote participants. Go to the following webpage for detailed instructions to set up for and view the webcast:

For more information, go to or contact Sherap Winn at or (416) 923-6641, extension 2087

Other sessions will include: March 28 - Aboriginal Social Economy Issues; April 25 - Social Responsibility in Credit Unions; and May 16 - Fair Trade. For more information, visit

Rural Youth Forum: Tuesday March 6th 2007

On Co-op is part of The Ontario Rural Council (TORC) rural youth forum, held Tuesday March 6th at the Ramada Inn on the Bay in Belleville.

Youth and non youth are invited to attend more than 10 sessions and plenaries on getting youth involved, technology and youth engagement. Youth participants will also create a set of rural youth priority issue areas and recommendations for action.

For more information, and to register, visit

Seeking goods and services for the CIRIEC Research Conference

CSEHub is currently requesting proposals for goods and services that can be provided by Social Economy organizations for the First World CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy, which will take place October 22-24th, 2007 in Victoria, BC, Canada. Examples include give-away items for conference participants, transportation services, and cultural events.

For more information and to view the full proposal guidelines, please see

CIRIEC Research Conference Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to Feb. 7th

It's not too late to submit an abstract for the First World CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy! Hosted by the Canadian Social Economy Hub, the conference will take place from October 22-24, 2007 in Victoria, BC, Canada. The title of the conference is "Strengthening and Building Communities: The Social Economy in a Changing World" and it will highlight the position of co-operatives, foundations, credit unions, non-profit organizations, and social economy enterprises in building and strengthening communities in a variety of contexts and cultures. The Call for Papers guidelines are available on the conference website, as PDF downloads in English, French and Spanish. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to February 7th, 2007 .

In addition, CSEHub is currently looking into obtaining bursaries to facilitate conference attendance by participants/presenters from Latin America, Asia and the Pacific and Africa.

For more information, please see the conference website.