Northern Summit on the Social Economy, Yellowknife

Northern Summit on the Social Economy, Yellowknife 2011

A Northern Summit on the Social Economy will be held November 21-23, 2011 in Yellowknife, NT.

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. As part of these activities we will host a Northern Summit on the Social Economy 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 will examine how the social economy currently addresses the pressing social and economic issues facing northern communities and how it might be applied further to assist these communities.

The presentations will feature information sharing by researchers and those who work daily in the sector. This will include the views and ideas as well as some of the research activities that have been happening in the Northwest Territories. The input and suggestions 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 partners with 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 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 Bryany Denning (Institute for Circumpolar Health Research) at the NWT SERNNoCa office at bryany.denning@ichr.ca  or 867-873-9337.

Please note that registration for this event is now closed.

Summit Information and Materials

Registration Form and Draft Agenda

Background to the Summit

Final Agenda

 

PowerPoint Presentations and Audio Files

Tuesday November 22

Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships: Assembling Understandings - Michael Toye, Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and the Canadian Social Economy Hub - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Introduction to the Northern Summit on the Social Economy - Frances Abele, Carleton University on behalf of Chris Southcott, Lakehead University - click here for Audio

Resource Regimes and the Social Economy - Brenda Parlee, University of Alberta  - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

The State and the Social Economy - Frances Abele, Carleton University - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Indigenous Communities and the Social Economy - David Natcher, University of Saskatchewan - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Panel - Poverty and the Social Economy in the North: Community Perspectives - click here for Audio

Housing and Being Homeless in Yellowknife - Nicholas Falvo, Carleton University - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Evolution of the Social Economy in Yellowknife - Jerald Sabin, University of Toronto - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

The Igloolik Socio-Economic Baseline Study (2009-2010) - Sheena Kennedy, Carleton University - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements and Socio-Economic Change in Northern Canada: Focus on Nunavut -  Joshua Gladstone, Carleton University - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Panel - Northern Institutes and Centres: Their Role in Facilitating Research in the North - click here for Audio

Wednesday November 23

The Impact of Individual- and Community-level Economic Factors on Food Consumption Patterns in Northern Canada - Angi Chiu, University of Alberta - click here for Audio

The Importance of Community Hunts and Food Sharing to the Social Economy of Ft. Good Hope, NT - Roger McMillan, University of Alberta - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Dene Ts'ili/Being Dene: Stories, Place and Change in the Social Economy of a Northern Community - Deborah Simmons, University of Manitoba - click here for Audio, click here for video (YouTube)

Panel - Aboriginal Considerations for the Northern Social Economy - click here for Audio

Media

  • Click here to listen to Rajiv Rawat from the SERNNoCa NWT office discuss the Northern Summit on the Social Economy held in Yellowknife on CBCNorth
  • Click here to watch SERNNoCa theme coordinator Frances Abele of Carleton University present her chapter "Use it or lose it" from the book How Ottawa Spends on CBC's Northbeat (skip to minute 5:00-7:06)
  • Click here to listen to Nick Falvo, Carleton University and Arlene Hache, Centre for Northern Families discuss the state of the public housing system in the North on CBC North radio

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