CCEDNet's Board is pleased to announce that Yvon Poirier has been named Director for a term ending at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.
Yvon has a long history of involvement in the labour and social movements in Québec and Canada. He was founding President of the Corporation de développement économique communautaire de Québec in 1994, and member of the organizing committee of the Global Meetings on Community Economic Development in Sherbrooke, Québec in 1998. Since November 2003, he has co-edited a monthly international e-newsletter on local development that is published in four languages. He has been a CCEDNet member since 2003, involved in the International Subcommittee from 2003 to 2007, and President of CCEDNet's International Committee since it was created in 2007. He is co-author with Emily Kawano of Visions Related to Building the Solidarity Economy and Related Alternatives in North America. He represents the CDÉC de Québec in CCEDNet.
Board membership is open to all CCEDNet members, with at-large Director positions elected each year. If you are interested in joining the Board, contact Michael Toye or watch for this year's Board nomination information, which will be sent to members in February.