11:30am - 1:30pm
Assembly Room at The WestEnd Commons
641 St Matthews Ave.
Free Registration + Lunch Included
Quebec’s social economy is a driver for the province’s economy overall. For several decades, the Chantier de l’économie sociale has been a key umbrella group organizing social economy actors, community economic developers, social movement activists, cooperative developers, and many others to develop a robust set of resources for non-profits, charities, social enterprises, and cooperatives.
Nancy Neamtan was the leader of the Chantier for much of its history. Having recently stepped down, she is working across Canada to document and share the learning of this key region. She joins us March 19 to explain the social finance landscape in Quebec including Réseau d’investissement social du Québec (RISQ) and the Chantier de l’économie sociale Trust.
Nancy has said that one of the key lessons learned is that the movement for a social economy made sure that everyone - non-profits, community developers, and enterprises - understood themselves as economic actors. They learned to understand the role of money and finance in their work. Now, we have the chance to build our local knowledge.
Join CCEDNet Manitoba and Social Innovation Canada for this event, part of a developing series, Springboard into Social Finance, to help us organize for the federal government’s emerging Social Innovation and Social Finance strategy.