Research by the Canadian Social Economy Hub (CSE Hub) has featured analysis of the unique role and relevance of Social Economy organizations to public policy issues around the world. The discourse has grown as researchers, civil society organizations and governments seek to respond to inter-related socio-economic and environmental challenges. The economic downturn has fuelled this interest in seeking a more people-centered economic model, a role that the research suggests is unique to the social economy.
In this Newsletter, we summarize our research on the role of the Social Economy in public policy, and how to strengthen the outcomes of the Social Economy for societal benefit. We also feature public policy research produced by the regional nodes of the CSE Hub.