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Lessons learned from 30 years of building a social economy and social innovation ecosystem in Quebec

  • Maison de l'Économie sociale 1431 Fullum street Montreal, Quebec, H2K 0B5 Canada (map)
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Detailed program

Date               Tuesday, May 7th 2019                                                                         

Place              Maison de l'Économie sociale in Montreal

1431 Fullum street, Montreal, Quebec, H2K 0B5

9:00am         Arrival, coffee                                                                         

9:30am         Opening word                                                                         

9:45am          Overview of the social economy and social innovation movement in Quebec

Getting familiar with the history to understand the ecosystem

Presented by Nancy Neamtan                                                            

11:30am       Lunch                                                                                                 

12:30 pm     Ecosystem map                                                                               

Overview of the Quebec ecosystem with the map of the organisations.

Presented by Beatrice Alain, executive director Chantier de l'économie sociale

1:15pm         Break                                                                                                 

1:30 pm        Workshop - session 1                                                             

Conversation with actors of the ecosystem. Moment to exchange on methods and tools.


• Finance • Knowledge sharing      

• Human resources   • Territorial communities (regions)

2:30pm         Break                                                                                                 

2:45pm         Workshop - session 2                                                             

3:45pm         Closing statement                                                                           

4:00pm End of event

To register and to see the confirmed guests for the afternoon workshops, follow this link.  

How to get there:

From Ottawa

The best option is the train which takes 2 hours. The first train leaves at 6:30 am and arrives at 8:30am downtown Montreal. From there, take the metro to Papineau station or a taxi.  


From Montreal

From Papineau metro station, walk 500 meters East on Ste-Catherine street or take bus 34 from Papineau to Ste-Catherine/Fullum stop.


To get back to Ottawa

The event will end by 4:00pm which gives you plenty of time to catch the 4:50 pm train (arrival 7pm in Ottawa) or to stay a little longer in Montreal and catch the 6:50 pm train.         

For more information or assistance with transport and lodging, contact:

Erika Gaudreault