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BALTA Handbook for Case Studies in the Social Economy
The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a five year initiative to conduct research on the social economy. This handbook provides a framework, detailed guidelines and methodology suggestions for case ...
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.
Enabling Policy for Health and Social Co-ops in BC
This paper examines the role that co-operatives are playing in the provision of health and social services in Canada and internationally, and the impact of government policy, legislation, and operating procedure on the ...
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. ...
Sustainable Infrastructure for the Social Economy: Cluster-based Social Enterprise Models
The social economy is a mosaic of organizations, from credit unions and co-operatives to social enterprises and non-profit organizations. Many non-profit organizations and social enterprises work on shoestring budgets and ...
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 ...
Foundations for the Social Economy
At present the strategies, policies and tools employed by the social economy in most countries are diffuse. There is no integrated narrative to bring together the small parts to form a more cohesive whole. This cross-cutting ...
Natural Resources, Local Development and Social Enterprise: Examining the Connection Between Sustainable Rural Development and the Social Economy in British Columbia and Alberta
One of the first steps in any research process is to undertake a thorough review of the existing literature in a particular area in order to understand the field of knowledge that is being drawn from and built upon. It ...
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 ...