Social Economy in Canada

Chantier de l’Economie Sociale is an important network consisting of the representatives and promoters (cooperatives and non-profit groups) of social economy enterprises active in over 20 economic sectors, as well as local and regional development stakeholders and community action groups. Its aim is to promote the social economy in Québec and help it flourish.

Key Resources



To read about Quebec’s Chantier de l’Economie Sociale (CES) understanding of Social & Solidarity Economics as a sustainable approach, see [PDF];

For a brief history of the Chantier de l’Economie Sociale, see [PDF];

To see the web brochure of the Chantier de l’Economie in English, see [PDF];

To read Nancy Neamtan’s ILO Presentation June 2009, see [PDF].


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