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 email@example.com or 867-873-9337.
Please note that registration for this event is now closed.
Summit Information and Materials
PowerPoint Presentations and Audio Files
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
Panel - Poverty and the Social Economy in the North: Community Perspectives - click here for Audio
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
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