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To see BALTA's Winter, 2009 Newsletter click here. 


Upcoming Workshops (registration required)

April 24:  Strategic Planning for Non-Profits, Co-operatives and Other Community Organizations

Ashley Hamilton-MacQuarrie

Knowledge Mobilization, Canadian Social Economy Hub

Social Economy for more Supportive Communities: Government Action Plan for Collective Entrepreneurship

In November 2008, the Government of Quebec released a five‐year action plan in support of collective entrepreneurship. The government action plan for collective entrepreneurship aims to maximize the impact of this economic sector which includes cooperatives and non‐profit organizations (NPO).

March 19, 2009 – News

UVic students to cycle 3,000 km
Many students include cycling as a part of their summer activities, but two UVic students are taking summer bike rides to a much higher level. First-year writing student Cody Gold and third-year history student Sarah Curry will be embarking on a month-and-a-half-long bike ride to Tijuana, Mexico from Vancouver (3,000 kilometers total) on May 31.

Podcast of Telelearning Session 13 now available!

Thank you to all who participated in our most recent telelearning session, especially to our moderator, Seth Asimakos, and featured speakers Susan Henry and Anahi Rivadeneira for their presentations!

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March 10, 2009

Social spending will stimulate economy: CCPA
British Columbia's poor and middle-class families are getting poorer, a fact that does not consider the effects of the recent economic downturn.

A study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that when factoring in inflation, the bottom 70 per cent of B.C.

British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF): “A Union of Professionals”

The Canadian Social Economy Hub was asked by CIRIEC to undertake a study of the involvement of teachers in solidarity-based social protection systems. The purpose of the study was to identify mutual cases or experiences initiated by and for teachers.