Thursday, May 12, 2005

Weaving the Fabric of the Social Economy

A quick note to share the news of an upcoming Social Economy forum that will take place in June in Vancouver.

Here are the details:

Weaving the Fabric of the Social Economy

Wednesday June 15, 9 am – 4 pm

Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (at 15th Ave)

What does “The Social Economy” mean?
What contributions do nonprofit organizations make to the social economy?
How can we strengthen the social economy in BC?
These are some of the questions we’ll explore in this interactive one-day session.

We’ll ground the concept of the social economy in our own experience -- by sharing our own stories and examples. And together, we’ll develop a shared understanding of the social economy and how we all fit in.

We’ll also learn from Pierre Morrissette, experienced leader of Quebec’s RESO*, one of the first urban organizations to reclaim democratic control over community development for the social and economic well being of citizens. Pierre will share how the social economy works in the context of an urban neighbourhood, and other resource people will share their experiences of the BC context.

Please join us for a lively exploration of the social economy in BC – one that will broaden our understanding and help shape action to build healthy, vibrant communities where everyone’s contribution is valued.

For more information, contact:

Mali Bain
Summer School on Building Community
Langara College Continuing Studies
Vancouver, BC
604-323-5981 ext. 2

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