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This session will highlight some of the existing public policies that are supporting the development of the social economy in Canada and elsewhere while looking ahead to the policy recommendations that if implemented could further stimulate the growth of the sector. The information shared in this session will draw upon lessons learned through the policy research and activities of the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships (CSERP).
In this session we will explore the following questions:
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Rupert Downing is the Executive Director of the Community Social Planning Council in Victoria BC, Co-director for the Canadian Social Economy Research Hub and the former ED of the Community Economic Development Network. Mr. Downing was previously an Executive Director of the BC Ministry of Community Development, and worked on major policy and legislative initiatives in the Cabinet Policy office, and Ministry of Employment and Investment of the BC government. Prior to joining government, Mr. Downing worked as a community development practitioner and policy advisor in rural, urban, and Aboriginal communities in Canada, Latin America, and Europe for over 25 years. He has written several publications on the importance of community led approaches to building dynamic and sustainable local economies inclusive of disadvantaged people and communities
Crystal Tremblay is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Since 2004, she has worked on projects in Canada, Brazil and India with the Community-based Research Lab (www.cbrl.uvic.ca
Sarah Amyot is the Youth Engagement Projects Coordinator for BC Healthy Communities and YouthCore. Sarah is a dedicated community and social advocate and has worked with the student and women's movement for a number of years. Sarah is passionate about, and committed to finding, community-based solutions to addressing social inequities. Sarah is currently completing her M.A. in at the University of Victoria.
Sarah is responsible for overseeing the SPARK projects program, YouthCore and YouthCore.ca. She also coordinates the Youth Service Provider Network and the City of Victoria Youth Council.
Dr. Jorge Sousa
Dr. Jorge Sousa completed his PhD at The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, in the specialization of Adult Education. He is currently a co-investigator with Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy and the B.C.-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance. Jorge’s research interests include: learning styles and social processes in Social Economy organizations; community governance models; building community capacity using audio/visual technology; community development; community economic development; housing policy; popular education and local democracy movements; life transitions of graduate and post-graduate students. Jorge has worked with community-based non-profit organizations in Edmonton and Toronto in conducting research as well as consulting on planning processes relevant to capacity building and development.