Past Workshops and Conferences

Workshops and Conferences

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  • Exhibit Announcement - Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well-Being Opening May 19 to October, 2010 at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "This exhibition of research results focusing on co-operatives and the social economy encourages visitors to imagine what is possible in their communities."
  • Sunday, November 28th - screening of "Poor No More" a feature length documentary about the working poor in Canada and fundraiser, 7:00 pm at the Old Firehall.  David Langille, Executive Producer will attend.  (The Yukon AntiPoverty Coalition (YAPC) is a part of  the Amnesty International film fest and are raising funds for YAPC and Canada Without Poverty.) Admission is your hourly wage.  They are also looking for items for a silent auction.

  • Friday, November 19th - Addictions walk sponsored by Northern Cultural Expressions, 12 noon at Elijah Smith building (more details click here)  
  • Exhibit Announcement - Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well-Being Opening May 19 to October, 2010 at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "This exhibition of research results focusing on co-operatives and the social economy encourages visitors to imagine what is possible in their communities."
  • Cultivating Cooperation: Manitoba's 8th Annual CD/CED Gathering; Join others engaged in all aspects of building fairer and stronger local economies, tackling poverty and homelessness, and investing in sustainable communities for a full day of networking, learning, sharing, and inspiration. Over 25 workshops to select from including Community Engagement, Understanding Poverty and Coops 101 to name a few. Friday October 22, 2010 at St. John's High School, Winnipeg, MB;
  • 10th Annual Co-op Conference and Awards Gala - hosted by the Ontario Co-operative Association. October 10th, 2010. For more information:
  • Co-op Week, Oct.17-23, 2010 - A celebration of the advantages of co-operatives and how they are different from other business models. The theme this year is "Experiencing the Co-operative Difference". For more information and promotional material, go to .
  • National Forum on Homelessness Oct. 29; 30th, 2010 - A national Forum regarding intervention issues with homeless persons will be held, in Montreal, at UQÃM. This Forum will invite community based organization, public institutions, and elected representatives from all over Canada to exchange on different important themes.;
  • 2010 Arctic Science Conference "Water: Integrating Health, Habitat and Economy" The AAAS Arctic Division annual meeting is being heldSeptember 13-15th in Anchorage, Alaska:
    • Social Capital Financing Wednesday April 14th, 2010, 9:00 am Pacific Time (12:00 pm Eastern time)
    • Procurement  Wednesday April 21st, 2010, 12:00 pm Pacific Time (3:00 pm Eastern time)
    • Enterprise Development Wednesday May 5th, 2010, 9:00 am Pacific Time (12:00 pm Eastern time)
    • Partnership and Movement Building Wednesday May 12th, 2010, 9:00 am Pacific Time (12:00 pm Eastern time)
  • Watson Lake Volunteer Fair - hosted by the Watson Lake Community Club, Wednesday, October 6, 2010.
  • CCA Congress 2010, hosted by the Canadian Cooperative Association and the British Columbia Co-operative Association - a learning and networking event for the Canadian co-operative sector. June 14-16, 2010; in Vancouver BC. For more information:
  • Social Economy Student Network (SESN) Student Conference on the Social Economy; Exploring the role of the Social Economy in a changing world. This is scheduled for June 1st 2010 in Association with The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), the Association for Non-Profit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) and The Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2010 at Concordia University, Montreal. Details on the call for papers at
  • Many Rivers Counselling & Support Services - Annual General Meeting. The event was held on Thursday, June 10th, 2010, at the Many Rivers Office, 4th Avenue at Hawkins Street. More information at:
  • 2010 National Summit on a People-Centered Economy; May 30 - June 1, 2010; Ottawa, ON; . Full program overview:
  • Third Annual Conference of the Association of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER). Social Innovations for a New Era: Contributions from Nonprofits and the Social Economy; June 2 to 4, 2010; Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. More details at: or visit the Congress 2010 site at
  • 2010 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Community Building through Co-operative Research: Challenges and Opportunities at Home and Abroad. June 1-4, 2010. Concordia University, Montreal, QC;
  • Working in the Social Economy Symposium April 27th, 2010 1:00 to 5:00 pm Atrium - Enterprise Square, University of Alberta 10230 Jasper Ave. Edmonton, AB.
  • Funding Opportunity for Social Economy Research  The Institute for Nonprofit Studies, Mount Royal University Cross-Canada invitation to apply for applied research funding  The next deadline for submission of a letter of intent is April 9th 2010. Full applications are due on May 10, 2010. For complete application guidelines and profiles of previous research fund recipients, go to:
  • What all Charities Need to Know. The BC Centre for Social Enterprise is offering free, interactive sessions that demystifies the language of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and answers your charity questions. There will be a session in Yellowknife, NT on March 4, 2010. A special session will be offered by videoconference on March 26th, from 8:30am to 3:30pm Pacific time. More details at:
  • Alternative Knowledge and the Social Economy Symposium and Exhibition  January 29-30, 2010. University of Victoria, Victoria BC For more information and to register: The Canadian Social Economy Hub,, 250.472.4976,



  • February 10, 2009 at the Whitehorse Public Library PovNet Society presentation - Penny Goldsmith, Executive Coordinator of PovNet Society will share some of the innovative work that PovNet has pioneered as an online antipoverty network. Penny will also talk about the work she is doing this year as the inaugural fellow of the Carold Institute Alan Thomas Fellowship to promote Civil Society and Voluntary Action
  • Building Policy4 the Social Economy - Policy Colloquim will be held in Halifax September 30-Oct 2, 2009.
  • 9th Annual Coop Conference and Gala Wednesday October 14 2009 at Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
  • Northern Governance Policy Research Conference,  November 3-5, 2009 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Deadline for papers and workshop proposals July 15, 2009.For more information visit
  • Aboriginal Strategies 2009.  November 3-5, 2009  Westin Hotel, Edmonton, AB  For more information contact Statistics Canada 1-888-799-0050 or visit  Third Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise.  November 18-20, 2009 in Toronto, The conference will consist of three days of training and work sessions toward a national policy agenda and action plan.
  • 6th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2009)  December 8-11, 2009 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and adjoining Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC.
  • Royal Geographic Society International Conference - "Volunteering: The Making of Communities?" August 26-28, 2009 in Manchester, England.
  • ICA Research Conference People before profit: the response of co-operatives to the global financial crisis and economic recession" 2-4 September 2009, Queens College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 2nd International CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social Economy. October 1 and 2, 2009 in Ostersund, Sweden. Details at: ;
  • University-Community Engagement for Sustainability  November 23-26, 2009  Bayview Hotel, Georgetown  Penang, Malaysia
  • Impact! The Co-operators Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership September 24-27th 2009 at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.
  • ACUNS - APECS Student Conference "Communities of Change - Building an IPY Legacy". October 2-5, 2009 at Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • 2nd EMES International Conference on Social Enterprise. July 1-4, 2009 in Trento, Italy.
  • 14th International Congress on Circumpolar Health - "Securing the IPY Legacy: From Research to Action"  July 11-16, 2009 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada.
  • Presentation on the Social Economy by Chris Southcott - Dawson City workshop, June 10, 2009
  • Presentation on the Social Economy by Chris Southcott - Inuvik Community Forum, June 9, 2009
  • 2009 National CED Conference "Full Circle: Sharing a Vision for the 7th Generation".  June 3-6, 2009 at University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg MB.
  • 2030 North. June 1 - 4, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario. Co-hosted by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. 
  • Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009  May 23-31, 2009 at Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario. More information:
  • Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) /Association de recherche des organismes sans but lucratif et de l'economie sociale (ARES) Second annual conference, May 27-29, 2009 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Student Workshop on the Social Economy; "Innovation, Sustainability in a Changing World: Exploring Social Economy Alternatives".  In association with The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) and the Association for Non-Profit and Social Economy Research (ANSER). Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009. May 26th, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
  • Canadian Social Forum 2009  May 19-22, 2009 in Calgary, Alberta. or
  • Aboriginal Policy Research Conference 2009. March 9-12, 2009  Westin Hotel, Ottawa, ON  
  • 11th National Metropolis Conference "Frontiers of Canadian Migration" March 19-22, 2009. Calgary, Alberta.    
  • New Approaches for New Economic Times  Imagine Canada's 2009 Canadian Business & Community Partnership Forum and Awards.  March 4 & 5th, 2009  Vancouver, BC  More details at
  • 2009 Growing Local Food Security Conference February 20-21, 2009 University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Manitoba. Details at
  • Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada  Sponsored by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, February 18-20, 2009. Calgary Alberta. Details at:


  • Northern Health and Learning Symposium. Canadian Council on Learning September 24 & 25, 2008. Whitehorse, Yukon. More information email
  • Northern Research Forum "Seeking Balance in a Changing North. The 5th NRF Open Assembly. September 24-27, 2008. Anchorage Alaska More details at
  • 8th World Indigenous Women & Wellness Conference September 29 - October 1st, 2008 at the Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta  For more information please contact  or
  • The 27th International Congress of CIRIEC (International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy September 22-24, 2008 in Seville. The general theme of the congress: "Innovation and Management. The response of public, social and cooperative economy enterprises in major challenges. Details at
  • Growing Sustainability Science in the North: The Resilience of the People in the Arctic September 15-17th, 2008 in Fairbanks, Alaska  2008 AAAS Arctic Division Annual Meeting.  More details at:
  • Association for Nonprofit and Soci