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BALTA Bits & Bites - Summer 2008
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2008-08)
This is the quarterly newsletter of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). It contains news about BALTA and social economy developments in Alberta and British Columbia.
Summary of Preliminary Results: BALTA Social Economy Survey Spring 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 SURVEY- READ ONLY VERSION PDF
A copy of the BALTA Survey for people to review before completing the online survey available at www.socialeconomy-bcalberta.ca Click on the "Open" hotlink below.
Staff Utilization of Explicit Hope Facilitation Strategies in Long Term Care
Research offers compelling evidence of the pivotal role that hope plays in health and personal well-being outcomes for individuals who are acutely, chronically or terminally ill. Many individuals who are living in long ...
Phone Numbers: In Between Private, Public, Personal, Pedagogical, Political Calls
The number and choice of online and distance graduate education programs in Canada is growing. Literature of this emerging field debates the quality of programs and delivery strategies to ensure that students feel connected ...
CED and Social Economy Policy Inventory in B.C. and Alberta (Phase I)
This presentation addresses the aims and initial results from BALTA's Research Project C9. Objectives of this project are: To conduct an inventory of federal and provincial legislation, policies, programs and initiatives ...
Sustainable Infrastructure for the Social Economy: Cluster-Based Social Enterprise Models
This presentation was given at the 2008 symposium of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). IT provided an introduction to new research being undertaken as BALTA research project D4. Many non-profits ...
Social Economy? Solidarity Economy? Exploring the Implications of Conceptual Nuance for Acting in a Volatile World
(Published as "Social economy and solidarity economy: Transformative concepts for unprecedented times" in Jenna Allard, Carl Davidson and Julie Matthaei (Eds.). Solidarity economy: building alternatives for people and planet. Changemaker Publications, Chicago., 2008)
This paper suggests that the solidarity economy as a conceptual framework in progress may have significant theoretical and strategic implications for actors in the social economy. The distinct boundaries most social economy ...
Farmers Markets as Social and Economic Drivers of Local Food Systems
This presentation reported on the results to date of BALTA research project B5 which is exploring the current and potential role of farmers’ markets in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, as social economy drivers for ...
Market Failure, Peak Oil and Global Insecurity: Can social enterprise respond?
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2008-04-10)
This presentation was made to a public event in Vancouver on April 10, 2008. It explored a range of global crises that pose severe economic, social and ecological challenges and suggested ways in which social enterprise ...