May 30 - June 1, 2010
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
"From cooperatives that have existed for more than a century, to the latest innovative social enterprises, citizen-led efforts to build a people-centred economy are rich in their history and diversity.
In the face of recent economic turmoil and growing ecological crises, these approaches are more relevant than ever.
The 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy was an unprecedented gathering of over 340 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 focused on six themes:
- Finance and Investment
- Enterprise Development
- Local Revitalization
- Organizing the Social Economy Marketplace
- Strengthening the Movement
Read the Summit Declaration, which outlines the Summit participants' determination and commitment to building a people-centred economy.
Click here to download a summary of the Summit recommendations for building a people-centred economy.
To download a copy of the Summit Program that was provided to participants at the event, click here.
Some last minute additions were made to the program prior to the Summit, too late to change the file above. The complete and accurate program is presented in this Program Overview."
(extracted from the CCEDNet website)