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2008 Summary of Results: BALTA Social Economy Survey - Fall 2008
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a regional collaboration of organizations engaged in research initiatives to strengthen the foundations of the social economy in western Canada. Undertaken by the ...
BALTA Mapping Workplan - 2008-2009
This document summarizes the annual research plans of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance with respect to its mapping program to survey and document social economy organizations in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
BALTA Project E3 – Mapping the Social Economy from the Ground Up: Urban Neighbourhood/Rural Community Case Study
The social economy has begun to attract a lot of interest in Alberta, Canada. This research proposal is to map, through a sustainability lens, the social economy at a neighbourhood level in one Calgary, Alberta, community. ...
Building a Social Economy Research Platform: Towards a Strategic Decision-Making Approach within the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA)
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a coalition of community based and academic institutions formed to conduct research on the social economy and community economic development. This working paper ...
Land Tenure and the Social Economy
This is a proposal and plan for a BALTA research project. Shared equity land ownership is important in the social economy. Examples of it can be found in a range of sectors including agriculture, housing (in rural and ...
Sustainability, Heritage Conservation and Sheltering the Social Economy
Many social economy organizations either operate out of, or own and manage, heritage buildings in urban and rural places. These heritage buildings provide a variety of functions from the provision of affordable housing ...
Sustainability, the Social Economy, and the Eco-social Crisis: Traveling Concepts and Bridging Fields
Current global issues such as climate change and peak oil have brought attention to the severity and complexity of our eco-social crisis and called for local action and community-based solutions. There is a need for middle ...
Mapping the Social Economy in British Columbia and Alberta: Trends, Patterns, New Directions
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is collecting information on the scope and scale of the social economy in British Columbia and Alberta. As part of this research endeavor, the BALTA Mapping project ...
Westlock Grain Terminals : A Case Study
(Alberta Community & Co-operative Association (ACCA), 2009)
This is a case study of Westlock Grain Terminals, a very successful new generation co-operative located in Westlock, Alberta. In 2002, when the community found out that their grain terminal was going to be sold, they ...
Definition and Measurement of the Social Economy: Continuous Construct or Dichotomous Variable?
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is collecting information on the scope and scale of the social economy in British Columbia and Alberta. This report to BALTA's 2009 symposium provides an update on ...