Local Development and the Social Economy in Québec

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This past spring I contributed a paper on local development and the social economy in Québec that was published as part of an ebook on international approaches to local development by LDNet.  LDNet is an European organisation set up as a reference center for the new European Union Community-Led Local Development program for the 2014-2020 period.

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ECONOMY IN QUEBEC

Contents: 

1. Introduction

2. Background: Canada, Québec and the regional/local level context

2.1 Local development in Canada: a brief overview

2.2 Local socio-economic development in Quebec: a historical perspective

2.3 The social economy in Quebec and its place in local development

3. Linking social economy and local development: the CLDs

3.1 The creation of CLDs

3.2 Operation and funding of CLDs

3.3 Case study: Québec City CLD

4. Local development at work

5. Lessons and challenges

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