This network is part of a national research program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) with six regional networks and a national centre and facilitator - the Canadian Social Economy Hub .
This node serves as the social economy research sector for Northern Canada. It is built around the three Northern Territorial Colleges and their respective research institutions and links researchers working in the North with Northern students, community organizations, and educational institutions.
The network involves a number of University partners providing research expertise and direction for the 4 main research themes of the program. Each territory will be a sub-node of the network. In addition to research seeking to conceptualize and inventory the social economy in the North, the network will investigate the particular relationships that exist between social economy and indigenous cultures, resource regimes, and the state.
This network is part of the Canadian Social Economy Suite. The Suite consists of six regional research centres across Canada and a National Research Hub:
The Suite will involve practitioners, researchers, community partners and the civil society. It is funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
For more details:
SSHRC Proposal: The Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada
If you are interested in being partner/collaborator in this project or would like additional information about the program please contact our office:
Dr. Valoree Walker
Social Economy Research Network Coordination office
Northern Research Institute - Yukon College
500 College Drive Box 2799 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5K4
Tel: 867-668-8857 Fax: 867-456-8672
Dr. Chris Southcott
Department of Sociology
Thunder Bay, On P7B 5E1