Canada – Latin America Online Forum: Policy to Support the Social and Solidarity Economy

September 30, 2009

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet), supported by the Bolivian Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies (CEBEM) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is organizing a 6-week, on-line forum on policy to support the social economy.

The forum will bring together participants from Latin America and Canada to:

  • Share social economy experiences of participants
  • Discuss existing regional policy and advocacy models and their outcomes
  • Identify policy supports which the social economy needs to grow in various regions of the hemisphere

This is a major opportunity for engaging in discussion and learning on the role of the social and solidarity economy in responding to local and global economic, social and environmental challenges. Government officials at all levels, NGO staff and volunteers, academics and researchers, grass roots activists, practitioners, and students are invited to participate.


The forum will have a duration of 6 weeks, from October 26th to December 4th 2009.


The forum will take place online from an electronic learning platform called Moodle. The course will consist of readings, available on the website, followed up with questions and discussions in which participants take part by writing at the time of their choosing. Participants should be able to dedicate 2 -5 hours per week to work on the forum.

Please see PDF for more information or contact Alexandre Charron, International Coordinator (acharron at