National Summit on a People-Centred Economy

Sunday, May 30, 2010 (All day) - Tuesday, June 1, 2010 (All day)

National Summit on a People-Centred Economy

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
May 30 - June 1, 2010

From May 30 to June 1, 2010, the National Summit on a People-Centred Economy will be an unprecedented gathering of leaders and representatives of the community economic development, cooperative and social economy sectors to build a common agenda and mobilize action for a secure, sustainable economy that puts people and the planet first. The Summit seeks to mobilize networks and organizations by building on the best research, agreeing on a common action plan, and increasing awareness of this sector among politicians, policy makers, non-governmental sector leaders and the mainstream media.

As part of the preparatory process for the Summit, six issue papers have been drafted on themes which outline the key strengths, challenges and proposals for action to further reinforce this movement. These issue papers will be subject to an engagement and outreach process for feedback and revisions by Summit participants and other stakeholders between March 1 and May 15. The revised papers will be presented at the Summit from which a common declaration and action plan will be developed.

It is important that Summit participants review and provide feedback on the draft issue papers before arriving at the Summit. A 1-hour teleconference and discussion on each of the issue papers will be offered, and the papers will be posted on an online wiki for ongoing comments and contributions. The first drafts of these papers are available here for your initial reading.

  1. Finance and Investment
  2. Enterprise Development
  3. Local Revitalization
  4. Organizing the Social Economy Marketplace
  5. Strengthening the Movement
  6. International

Please share these papers with your colleagues and peers and return to this page frequently to learn about upcoming opportunities to participate in ongoing activities leading up to the summit.

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**Register Now!**

Join the hundreds of participants expected at the Summit and help build the movement for economic alternatives. Download the full Summit Brochure, then register online through our secure, on-line Summit registration site.

(If you can't register online, you can download, print, complete by hand and fax back the PDF registration form.)