PLENARY SESSION “THE BIG IDEA FOR REAL CHANGE
Monday, September 24
Bill’s background includes management positions in the public and private sectors as well as wide experience in the community sector where he helped support service and advocacy groups, worker and consumer co-operatives, and other social agencies. He has been active in CED for more than 25 years, notably as Coordinator of the first community development corporation in Québec and as Co-Director of the Canadian CED Network. For more than 20 years, Bill has been a researcher in the field and on the subjects of empowerment-based interventions, local community development and the social economy, with publications in English and in French. He has taught at the School of Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University and in the CED program at Concordia University. Currently Bill is also Associate Professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.