At the International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy in Montréal last October, Québec's Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy proposed the creation of a provincial-territorial Network of ministers responsible for the social economy, to facilitate information sharing on the implementation of public policies supporting the social economy.
In February, he sent a letter to his provincial and territorial counterparts inviting them to an inaugural meeting of the Network in Québec City.
The partnership of organizations that came together to organize the National Summit on a People-Centred Economy recently sent a letter to all the provincial ministers that received the invitation, encouraging them to accept.
Working directly across provinces to leverage best practices is an encouraging approach to support the development of the social economy in Canada.
Consider writing to your provincial or territorial minister, encouraging them to accept this invitation and reinforcing the significance of the social economy in your province or territory.
Here are the letters that were sent:
- Honourable Heather Klimchuk, Alberta
- Honourable Ida Chong, British Columbia
- Honourable Ron Lemieux, Manitoba
- Honourable Bruce Fitch, New Brunswick
- Honourable Kevin O'Brien, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Honourable Robert McLeod, Northwest Territories
- Honourable Percy Paris, Nova Scotia
- Honourable Peter Taptuna, Nunavut
- Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Ontario
- Honourable Wesley Sheridan, Prince Edward Island
- Honourable Darryl Hickie, Saskatchewan
- Honourable Currie Dixon, Yukon Territory
The letters refer to an 'introductory overview', which was produced by the Canadian Social Economy Hub.
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