Social Economy in Quebec

While in the U.S. the idea of Solidarity Economy (a loose definition of business and non-profits that are democratic and that prioritize the well being of people and the planet) is a relatively new one, in Quebec Solidarity Economy (or Social Economy as they call it) is a well developed, government supported sector of the economy. The social economy in Quebec represents over 65,000 jobs in 6,000 organizations, 2,300 of which are cooperatives. It is a well organized system of cooperatives and non-profit organizations providing social services, community development, and job creation.

Learn more about Social Economy in Quebec in this talk by Nancy Neamtam, the director of the Social Economy Workshop in Quebec.

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