Over the past five years, the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada (SERNNoCa) has been engaged in an exciting research collaboration with universities, northern colleges, community organizations and students to examine the social economy in Northern Canada. To this end, on February 6-8, 2012 in Kuujjuaq Nunavik, we will explore the research being done and the implications for social economy organizations and invite you to take part in these discussions.
This work comes at a key time for the north, with a number of initiatives to address pressing social and economic issues that are based on sustainability, local strengths and the peoples of the north. We value the views and ideas of community members and will have researchers share some of the research projects that have been happening in Nunavik. The input and suggestions of those working in this sector are valuable contributions to creating a complete understanding of the social economy and finding effective ways to build and support this sector. The discussions will combine presentations of some of the research of SERNNoCa and our national partners and a panel discussion involving social economy organizations.
There will also be small group discussions paired with larger plenary sessions to develop recommendations to take forward for future action, research requirements and to various levels of government. We also want to look at best practices and ways that organizations are able to continue and build their operations.
If you have any questions or would like more information contact Charles Dorais (Makivik Corporation) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-964-2613.
Please note that registration for this event is now closed.
Summit Information and Materials
Media Coverage of event
PowerPoint Presentations and Audio Files
Introduction to the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada, Chris Southcott, Lakehead University
Inuktitut translation of Introduction to Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada, Chris Southcott, Lakehead University
Nunavik Childcare Centres - Role in the Nunavik Social Economy Julie-Ann Berthe and Margaret Gauvin, Kativik Regional Government
Social Economy in Inuit Communities in Nunavut and Nunavik. Thierry Rodon, Universite Laval.
Inuktitut Translation of Social Economy in Inuit Communities in Nunavut and Nunavik. Thierry Rodon, Universite Laval
Nunavik Creations - Impacts on the Social Economy. Frederic Moisan and Cedric Drouin, Universite Laval
Evaluating the Land-Based Economy of Nunatsiavut, Labrador. David Natcher, University of Saskatchewan
The Social Economy in Quebec - An Important Dynamic in the Development of Communities. Charles Guidon, Chantier De l'Economie Sociale.
Inuktitut Translation - The Social Economy in Quebec - An Important Dynamic in the Development of Communities, Charles Guidon, Chantier De l'Economie Sociale.
Nunavik Financial Services Cooperative - Role and Implications in Nunavik. Yvon Roy, Nunavik Financial Services Cooperative.
Inuktitut Translation - Nunavik Financial Services Cooperative - Role and Implications in Nunavik. Yvon Roy, Nunavik Financial Services Cooperative.
La Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec (FCNQ). Chhoan Sokchiveneath, Economic Development Senior Manager
Poverty Reduction - Nunavut's Poverty Reduction Plan. Tim Stiles, Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.