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An Economy for Everyone: Bold Strategies to Build Racial and Economic Equity

PolicyLinkMore 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.

Register for An Economy for Everyone

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael McAfee, President and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Sandy Fernandez, Director for the Americas, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, USC
  • Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute
  • Sarita Gupta, co-executive director, Jobs With Justice and the co-director of Caring Across Generations
  • Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Mayor Michael Tubbs, Stockton, California (invited)

Buy Social Canada Summit

Buy Social Canada SummitCrowne Plaza Hotel Gatineau-Ottawa
2 Rue Montcalm, Gatineau, QC J8X 4B4

This year’s summit theme is Social Procurement: The Next Impact Revolution.

Register for the Buy Social Canada Summit

 - Space is limited - 

The Buy Social Canada Summit is the premier event exploring the rapidly emerging and expanding field of social procurement. The Summit brings together purchasers from all levels of government, corporations, and anchor institutions with social enterprise suppliers to share their experiences and efforts in designing policy, implementing practice and creating measurement models. 

This year moves from merely a discussion of ‘what is social procurement’ to how we “leverage social procurement as the next impact revolution.”  The summit will be using a program design that facilitates shared learning among all participants; everyone’s experience and story contributes to the summit’s goal: promoting the expansion of social procurement as a tool to build healthy communities. 

Social Economy Agent


Title of Position: Social Economy Agent
Place of Work: 265, Place Chef Michel Laveau, bureau 200, Wendake (Québec) G0A 4V0
Job Category: Full-time employment
Immediate Supervisor: Director General
Salary: In accordance with current FNQLEDC wage scale
Hiring Priority: First Nations people

30 Nov 2018

CASC 2019 Conference | Co-operative Entrepreneurship: Theory and Best Practices

Monday, May 27 2019 - Thursday, May 30 2019. Université de Sherbrooke
Longueuil Campus
150, place Charles-Le Moyne
Longueuil, QC J4K 0A8 (Canada)​

The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation join to hold their annual conference together in Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 27th to May 30th 2019. This year theme is : Co-operative Entrepreneurship: Theory and Best Practices

Register for Co-operative Entrepreneurship

Co-operative entrepreneurship encourages success in a collective manner: it is active in all human activities and business sectors and takes on an increasingly important role in today’s contemporary context. How do we explain this trend? Does it translate a real cultural, social, economic change into the relationship between people and work? Are we witnessing the outline of a societal response to the uncertainty of the world in which we evolve? Is co-operative entrepreneurship representative of a collective and shared vision of labour and entrepreneurship? Can we talk about new opportunities for the co-operative model?

Attempting to understand this concept of co-operative entrepreneurship poses a great challenge, in both its complexity and its novelty in the scientific field. Collective and co-operative entrepreneurship may represent a way forward for reinventing the future and addressing challenges.

Evaluating Systems Change: A Results-Based Framework

1:00pm to 2:00pm ESTTamarack Institute

Tamarack Institute is presenting a webinar about the theme Evaluating Systems Change: A Results-Based Framework. This webinar is for almost anyone who is interested in making progress on tough economic, social and environmental issues is committed to changing the system. It will explore an archetypical results framework that can be used to inform the thinking of any effort to ‘change’ systems. This session will be lead by Mark Cabaj.

Who is Mark Cabaj? Mark Cabaj

Mark is President of the consulting company From Here to There and an Associate of Tamarack Institute. Mark’s current focus is on developing practical ways to understand, plan and evaluate efforts to address complex issues (e.g. neighbourhood renewal, poverty and homelessness, community safety, educational achievement and health). He has first-hand knowledge of using evaluation as a policy maker, philanthropist, and activist, and has played a big role in promoting the emerging practice of developmental evaluation in Canada.

Register for Evaluating Systems Change

The webinar is now FULL but you still can register to receive a recording of the presentation, along with any relevant links and resources, on Nov 21, 2018. 


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