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The International Student Workshop on the Social Economy: Innovation & Sustainability in a Changing World

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.

A Communities Agenda

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The Canadian CED Network

Working together to build a Communities Agenda

Poverty, homelessness, environmental degradation, inadequate child care, and gaps in social programs are resulting in worsening conditions in many communities. Community economic development offers a holistic approach to tackling these issues. In order to be successful, it needs a supportive public policy environment.

Reducing Poverty in Ontario: A Place-Based Approach

Title: Reducing Poverty in Ontario: A Place-Based Approach
Event Type: Three-day leadership workshop
Speakers: Minister Deb Matthews, Sherri Torjman, Tim Brodhead, Robin Cardozo, Frances Lankin, Liz Weaver, Mark Chamberlain, Paul Born
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Date: June 10 - 12, 2009
Details: Seize the opportunity being offered by Ontario's first-ever comprehensive, poverty-reduction strategy and translate it into effective action in your community. Be inspired by successful poverty-reduction initiatives from across Canada and learn specific concepts and tools you can use to advance your own community's agenda.

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Telelearning Session: The Promise and Paradox of Community

Title: The Promise and Paradox of Community
Series: Seeking Community in Chaotic Times
Speakers: Margaret Wheatley, Paul Born
Location: via conference call
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 12:00:00 PM, Eastern
Details: Paul will talk with internationally acclaimed speaker and writer, Margaret Wheatley, who is widely credited with giving the world a whole new way of thinking about organizations with her revolutionary application of the natural sciences to business management.

Margaret Wheatley is the co-founder and President emeritus of The Berkana Institute, and the celebrated author of many books, including Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World and Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

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Tele-learning Session: Comprehensive Strategies for Deep and Durable Outcomes

Title: Comprehensive Strategies for Deep and Durable Outcomes
Series: A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Poverty
Speakers: Eric Leviten-Reid, Mark Cabaj
Location: via conference call
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 12:00:00 PM, Eastern
Details: What are the different ways to pursue comprehensive approaches to poverty reduction? What are the strengths and limitations of such approaches for achieving deep and durable outcomes? Mark Cabaj will interview Eric Leviten-Reid about a new paper exploring these questions. The paper offers a lens for thinking about comprehensive approaches that will be developed more fully through a series of case studies conducted with Vibrant Communities partners.

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