Northern Summit on the Social Economy, Whitehorse

Northern Summit on Social Economy

A Northern Summit on the Social Economy was held on November 2-4, 2010 in Whitehorse, Yukon

Over the past 4 years, the Social Economy Research Network has been working to create partnerships with organizations, university and college researchers and students to engage in exciting research collaborations to examine the social economy in Canada's North. As part of these activities we hosted a Northern Summit on the Social Eocnomy in order to share research information and hear from social economy organizations. Building sustainable, vibrant communities is the result of careful planning with information and resources that supports their development. We discussions ways social eocnomy groups current address some of the pressing social and economic issues facing communities and how it might be applied further in a northern context.

Thank you Air North, First Air and Canadian North for providing special airfares to support participants attending this event

Summit Information and Materials

Final Report     

   Background information

           Final Agenda

Media coverage (Yukon News, October 29, 2010) Companies with a conscience in the North by James Munson


PowerPoint Presentations, Podcasts and Audio FilesPodcasts from the Summit available at:

Tuesday November 2nd - Evening Reception - Comments from participants: Mobilizing Knowledge

Audio and Video Files

Wednesday November 3rd

        Panel Discussions - representatives from Northern Social Economy organizations speak

Charles Dorais, Makivik Corporation, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, QC
Sheila Downer, SmartLabrador, Foreau, NL
Arlene Hache, Yellowknife Women's Society/Centre for Northern Families, Yellowknife, NT
Bill Thomas, Yukon Antipoverty Coalition, Whitehorse, YT
Bruno Bourdache, Volunteer Yukon Benevole, Whitehorse, YT
Alana Mero, Inuvik InterAgency Committee, Inuvik, NT

        Supports for the Social Economy comments from:


Powerpoint Presentations
Wednesday November 3rd

Social Economy Overview
Social Economy Research
Northern Approaches and Tools for Social Economy Development

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