Friday, July 18, 2008

ECO-SOC INFO bulletin for July 2008

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Le bulletin ECO-SOC INFO de juillet 2008 de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en économie sociale est maintenant disponible sur son site Internet !

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Vous y trouverez des références récentes sur la recherche en économie sociale, de même qu’une recension de l’actualité provenant du milieu de la recherche (nouveaux centres et projets de recherche, événements, appels à contribution).

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The July’s 2008 ECO-SOC INFO bulletin of The Canada Research Chair on Social Economy is now available on its website!

To read it, click here !

Here you will find up to date references on the research on the social economy as well as a review of related events (new research centres and projects, events, call for papers)

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El boletín ECO-SOC INFO de julio 2008 de la « Chaire de recherche du Canada en économie sociale » está ahora disponible en su sitio Internet!

Para leerlo, haga clic aquí !

Habrá recientes referencias sobre la investigación in economía social así como una recensión de los eventos actuales (nuevos centros y proyectos de investigación, avisos de licitación y otros eventos).

Monday, July 14, 2008


North American and Caribbean co-operative researchers and educators are visiting Ottawa in late July and invite you to participate in their conference. The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) welcomes members, students and friends to attend its first-ever institute held in Ottawa, which runs July 29-Aug 1. The theme of the conference is The Sustainable Cooperative: Vision. Leadership. Education. As part of the conference, participants will visit area co-operatives and caisses to witness their environmental and social innovations. Other parts of the program will focus on sustaining leadership (Francoise Morissette), valuing what counts (Laurie Mook), strategic planning (Jim Hoyt), and greening co-operative organizations. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish is provided during formal presentations. Visit for registration packages and program information.


Lou Hammond Ketilson, Director, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, has received the Merit Award from the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC). Developed to promote research on co-operatives in Canada, CASC is a multidisciplinary network of researchers whose work involves co-operatives. Dr Hammond Ketilson is the first women to receive the award.


It was standing room only for the On Co-op membership and guests during the Association's Annual General Meeting, held Friday June 20th in Guelph. Donna Bailey, Chair of the board of directors, introduced the Ontario Co-operative Association's new vision, mission and values statements during the business meeting. Reflecting its role as a 'gateway to co-operation,' On Co-op's new mission is to lead, cultivate and connect the co-operative sector. All three statements, which continue to support On Co-op's four strategic areas, were approved by the board in May after consultation with the membership and staff over the past 8 months.

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Better Business Practices for Sustainable Social Change: International conference

Deadline for submission of abstracts to Nitte International Conference extended to 20th July 2008.

The Justice K.S.Hegde Institute of Management, India and the School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. are pleased to invite you to be a part of the International Conference on "Better Business Practices for Sustainable Social Change" on 29-30 December, 2008. It's a rare opportunity for researchers, decision makers and the representatives of business and third sector from all around the world to exchange ideas and understand the best practices.

For more details visit our website:

The Canadian CED Network Welcomes New Executive Director

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet), Canada’s leading voice for community economic development (CED), is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Toye as Executive Director, effective July 22, 2008. Mr. Toye succeeds Rupert Downing, who will be leaving the Network to move on to other areas of interest in the CED field.