Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SEC January Speakers' Series/Webcast - Mapping the Social Economy: Three Views

David Lasby of Imagine Canada will discuss the recently completed mapping of Ontario's social economy that combines nonprofits, co-operatives, credit unions, and other community organizations.

Using data taken from the first-ever census of Ontario co-ops, credit unions and caisses populaires, Mark Ventry from the Ontario Co-operative Association will discuss the social and economic impact of the province's co-op sector, what census information surprised On Co-op, and what the data confirmed.

Sherida Ryan of OISE/University of Toronto will discuss Ontario organizations that meet the broad definition applied to social economy enterprises and that rely on internet-based technology to achieve their organizational objectives, their similarities to traditional social economy enterprises, use of information technology and their understanding of an online social economy enterprise.

Wednesday, January 16, 2007, noon - 1:30 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
Room 12-199, 12th floor, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
This event will be simultaneously webcast (see our website for details).

For more information, see

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Apply Now for the 2008 York University - Maytree Foundation Executive Directors' Institute

The York-Maytree Executive Directors’ Institute focuses on the development of strategic leadership in a rapidly changing voluntary sector. The program is designed for innovative non-profit management executives who are interested in developing networks, tools and knowledge to enhance their abilities to lead effective organizations and communities. The Institute is open to executive directors from the non-profit sector. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 14, 2007.

Learn more about EDI and apply now:

Friday, December 07, 2007

TSCF 2008 INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CAPITAL CONFERENCE, "Perspectives on Social Capital and Social Inclusion"

Buggiba, Malta
19-22 September 2008

The Social Capital Foundation invites papers and proposals for the TSCF 2008 International Social Capital Conference. The call will open on 2 January 2008. All papers and proposals should be submitted by 30 July 2008. For more detailed information (including guidelines, themes, submission and registration forms) please visit:

To submit a paper, a roundtable or to volunteer to serve as a chair or discussant, or if you have any questions, please contact

Papers submitted and accepted before 31 January 2008 will be inserted into the programme of the conference. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Malta in September 2008.


The Social Capital Foundation
Mailing address: B.P. 30, 1310 Terhulpen, Belgium
Fax: +32-2-2569837

Monday, December 03, 2007

FoodShare's Focus on Food Youth Program Accepting Applicants

FoodShare Toronto has 10 positions for youth 15-30 in a 24-week long paid internship program beginning January 14, 2008 and ending June 27, 2008.

If you are interested in a multi-faceted work environment, we will train you to work in our food distribution warehouse, as well as in our kitchen. You will learn about nutrition and how our food system works, as well as developing your interpersonal skills. You also are committed to participate in lifeskills courses.

The deadline to apply is December 6, 2007.

For more information:


The winter holidays are a time to connect with friends and family and celebrate with each other. Some folks choose to exchange gifts, others hit the party circuit, and others host smaller intimate gatherings. No matter what the occasion, the co-op sector can help you meet your needs this season.

Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op) has put together a Co-op Holiday Guide to help you source all your holiday needs through the co-op sector. All of the co-ops listed provide products or services in Ontario, either through retail outlets or the Internet.

Available from the On Co-op home page at

There is still time to add your co-op's products or services to the list. E-mail the details to