What is the social economy? Generally, the social economy is based on the belief of people before profits, and has arisen as an alternative to public and private sectors. The third social sector embraces a wide range of community, voluntary and not-for-profit activities. The social economy can be broken down into three sub-sectors; the community sector, the voluntary and the social enterprise sector.
The International Student Workshop on the Social Economy aims to network students, academics and practitioners, and offer participants a better understanding of issues and research that is being conducted around the social economy. The conference will include twelve social economy focused student presentations, in both French and English. Through this networking of ideas and knowledge, the Social Economy Student Network endeavors to strengthen the Social Economy among students in Canada.There is no charge to register for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Deadline for registration is May 1st 2009.