Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) 2017 Conference

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31 May, 2017 to 2 June, 2017

Nonprofits and the Social Economy: From Far and Wide

ANSER 2017 ConferenceTenth Annual Conference & Celebration
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) is a dynamic growing association that is organizing its tenth annual conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ANSER brings together leading academic researchers, practitioners, consultants, policymakers and community organizations from Canada and internationally to discuss current and emergent issues, debates and challenges in the fields of civil society, social economy, and nonprofit research and practice. Join ANSER for what promises to be an engaging and provocative conference. The theme for the tenth conference at Ryerson University is: Nonprofits and the Social Economy: From Far and Wide.

The conference is an opportunity to welcome and explore the power of ideas to connect people and communities, encourage discussions and debates and to create knowledge and change. Within this context, nonprofits and other social economy organizations are well poised to lead these discussions.

Registration opens January

There is a reduction for early registration before March 31, 2017. There are two fees to be paid, one for the Congress registration AND one for a one-year membership in ANSER. In addition to the right to participate in the conference, members in ANSER receive a newsletter and the opportunity to apply for ANSER research prizes. When registering, you also have the option of selecting the annual banquet in the evening of June 1, 2017 for an additional fee.

Submit proposals for individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions

More information is available from the ANSER website ( The Congress website ( also includes information on accommodation, discounts for travel, and local information.

For more information, email siemensl at or check the ANSER conference website and follow @anserconf and #anser2017 on Twitter for updates about keynote speakers, plenary panels, banquet details and the other exciting events organized for your visit.

2017 ANSER Program and Conference Committee

Lynne Siemens, University of Victoria (Program Chair)
Micheal Shier, University of Toronto (Local Host)
Sébastien Savard, University of Ottawa
Jack Quarter, University of Toronto
Laurie Mook, Arizona State University
Rachel Laforest, Queen’s University
Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta
Ushnish Sengupta, University of Toronto

Ryerson University
Toronto  Ontario
Research & Development
Social Economy & Social Enterprise