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Interview with Béatrice Alain regarding co-construction of public policies in Quebec

5 questions to Béatrice Alain, recently appointed Director of the Chantier de l’économie sociale, to better understand the co-construction of public policies and some SE specificities in Quebec 1/ Could you please introduce the Chantier? The Chantier was created in 1999, and was based on the need for different civil society actors and social economy …

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Five-part webinar series on solidarity and cooperative economics

The Asian American Solidarity Economies Project presents a five-part webinar series in 2018 on solidarity and cooperative economics targeted to the assets and needs of Asian American immigrant and refugee communities. You can access the contents of the latest webinars while we warmly invite you to join and share the coming ones. March 19th 2018 …

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CCEDNET renews its membership in RIPESS

The Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) has been a member of the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity (RIPESS) since 2002. Although not involved in the first two International Meetings on the Globalization of Solidarity (Lima, Peru in 1997 and Quebec City in 2001) CCEDNet played a leadership role in planning the 2005 International …

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Declaration On Gender Equity In SSE

Following a working group on women and the SSE at the FIESS in 2011, a two-year project on women entrepreneurs in the SSE that took place from 2014 to 2016 and the results of the working group on women and the SSE that convened for the 2016 Global Social Economy Forum, the Chantier de l’économie sociale adopted …

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New Report Documents Emerging Solidarity Economy Movement In Massachusetts

A solidarity economy movement is emerging from lower-income communities of color in Massachusetts. This movement aspires to transform capitalism—as we know it—into a world rooted in values of democracy, justice, and sustainability. These dreams arise from those making Black Lives Matter, from immigrant workers making poverty wages, from ex-prisoners locked out of the mainstream economy, …

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The C.I.T.I.E.S Project in preparation

The World Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy, GSEF2016, took place in Montreal last September (2016) under the following slogan “Local Governments and actors of the Social Economy. Allied for the development of smart and sustainable cities“. The GSEF concluded with a Declaration, and also with the announcement of the creation of the CITIES project, International Centre for Innovation and knowledge …

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The Women’s March on Washington and the Coming of Age of Feminism

By Julie Matthaei, Wellesley College. First published on CommonDreams.org and URPE.org. Revised for RIPESS. For those who believe in equality and solidarity, and faced the outrage of Trump’s presidency, it was heartening to witness the Women’s March on Washington. The March represented a massive mobilization against Trump’s hate-mongering inequality agenda, and an important step forward in …

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