Lessons learned from 30 years of building a SE and SI ecosystem in Quebec

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7 May, 2019

Lessons learned from 30 years of building a SE and SI ecosystem in QuebecWhy attend: This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about the history of Quebec's social economy and social innovation ecosystem and the many lessons learned along the way. The morning plenary sessions will provide an overview of the big picture, while the afternoon will offer thematic breakouts to dive deeper into a particular theme (e.g., finance, knowledge sharing, access to markets, human resources, territorial communities (regions), and public policy & the role of government). 

Register for Lessons learned from 30 years of building a SE and SI ecosystem in Quebec

Cost: There is no cost to attending though participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation

RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance by April 8. To receive more information or assistance with transport and lodging, please contact: Erika Gaudreault (erika.gaudreault@hotmail.com; 438-876-0756)

Detailed program

9:00am : Arrival, coffee
9:30am : Opening word
9:45am : Overview of the social economy and social innovation movement in Quebec
Getting familiar with the history to understand the ecosystem
Presented by Nancy Neamtan
11:30am : Lunch
12:30pm : Ecosystem map
Overview of the Quebec ecosystem with the map of the organisations.
Presented by Beatrice Alain, executive director Chantier de l'économie sociale
1:15pm : Break
1:30pm : Workshop - session 1
Conversation with actors of the ecosystem. Moment to exchange on methods and tools.

Themes and guests:

- Finance :
The Réseau d’investissement social du Québec (RISQ), with Nathalie Villemure
CAP Finance, with Philippe Garant

- Knowledge sharing:
Territoires innovants en économie sociale et solidaire (TIESS), with Vincent van Schendel
Réseau québécois en innovation sociale (RQIS)

- Human resources:
Comité sectoriel de main-d'oeuvre en Économie sociale et Action communautaire (CSMO-ÉSAC), with Philippe Beaudoin

- Territorial communities (regions)
To be confirmed

2:30pm : Break
2:45pm : Workshop - session 2
3:45pm : Closing statement
4:00pm : End of event

Maison de l'économie sociale
Montréal  Quebec
Social Economy & Social Enterprise