Each year ESAC hosts its Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in conjunction with the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Congress rotates to a different Canadian university host in a different part of the country each year. The Annual Conference is open to ESAC members and offers an opportunity for participants to share (both in a formal and informal setting) research, ideas and discussions in the field of environmental studies.
ESAC’s Annual Conference provides an opportunity for Canada’s leading and emerging environmental scholars to gather, network and share their research with one another. It differs from more ‘traditional’ academic conferences in its more interdisciplinary focus, its small, friendly and collegial setting. There are opportunities for standard research presentations, as well as openings for pre-organized panel sessions and special roundtable discussions.
Murderous wildfires, a 10-alarm UN IPCC report and the advent of an election year, when the result could hinge on perceptions of a newly introduced federal carbon tax, have put climate change high in the minds of Canadians, again. Yet, how can environmental organizations, governments and others keep the issue front and centre? What are the most powerful frames for talking about the transition to renewable energy, region by region? And despite polarizing debate, how can skeptical, yet receptive, Canadians be persuaded to support carbon pricing? Hear answers to these questions, and others, in this 60-minute webinar on the results of EcoAnalytics Climate of Change Survey (Oct.2018), presented by Dr. Erick Lachapelle, Université de Montréal.
2019 marks CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary, but the movement for fair and inclusive economies stretches back much further...
Stewart Perry is one of the pioneers of community economic development, and also CCEDNet’s first honorary lifetime member. Stewart was part of the US Office of Economic Opportunity and helped create the first federal CED support program nearly 50 years ago.
This celebratory kickoff of CCEDNet’s 20th anniversary year begins with a look back at the origins of CED, its emergence and growth, current challenges and opportunities, and a toast to the many people who have contributed to the movement we know today.
Stewart Perry,CED Practitioner & CCEDNet honorary lifetime member
Dr. Stewart Perry is long active in community economic development (CED) in the U.S. and Canada as both a policy adviser and a designer and manager of CED institutions. As head of the (U.S.) Center for Community Economic Development, he helped create the first finance institution for CED, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Authority. He helped start Canada's first community development corporation, New Dawn Enterprises, and in the years 1988-1993 headed the Community Economic Development Center in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. A consultant, researcher, and author, Stewart currently specializes in community and development finance. Read his resume.
Victoria Morris, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA)
Victoria joined SCA in 2006, managing the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program and co-operative education programming for several years. In 2008, she was appointed SCA's Executive Director. With 20 years of experience in community economic development (CED) and co-operatives, she has worked in northern, rural, and urban communities in many parts of Canada. Prior to joining SCA, she held several positions with CBC focusing on communications, managed a small non-profit in BC, and coordinated a two-year, Saskatchewan-wide multicultural youth project that reached 2,000 young people in 20 communities. Victoria served on CCEDNet's board for 12 years, and was a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Committee.
What is good governance? Co-operatives across Canada struggle with the issue of governance and how to effectively make decisions and implement policies that benefit their organizations. This webinar will present a model of good governance for co-operatives and offer insights into organizational policy being practiced in the co-op sector. Examples will focus on rural Canadian co-operatives and the practical and policy implications of strategic decisions.
Kyle White is the Education and Engagement Lead with Co-operatives First. His work focuses on developing and delivering educational and development services for Co-operatives First. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Kyle has worked his way across Canada focusing on community economic development in rural and Indigenous communities. With degrees in Geography and Public Policy, Kyle’s educational background has focused on community development, governance, and organizational policy. Aside from his work with Co-operatives First, Kyle is a volunteer with a Saskatoon Lions Club and serves on the boards of two housing corporations.
More than 100 million people in the United States — one in every three residents, and nearly half of all people of color — are economically insecure, with a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The new report from PolicyLink and PERE, "100 Million and Counting: A Portrait of Economic Insecurity in the United States," states that this reflects not only the toxic polarization of wealth and income but also the persistence of racial inequities throughout the economy.
Join us on January 14 to hear from leading thinkers and advocates as they discuss bold, innovative policy ideas that can transform systems and institutions to tap into the potential of people of color and low-income communities rather than locking them out of our national prosperity, so we can all share in the benefits of a more equitable and inclusive society.