Social economy research network of northern Canada

This network was part of a national research program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) with six regional networks and a national centre and facilitator - the Canadian Social Economy Hub.

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This node served as the social economy research sector for Northern Canada. It was built around the three Northern Territorial Colleges and their respective research institutions and links researchers working in the North with Northern students, community organizations, and educational institutions.

Project Overview

The network involved a number of University partners providing research expertise and direction for the 4 main research themes of the program. Each territory was a sub-node of the network. In addition to research seeking to conceptualize and inventory the social economy in the North, the network investigated the particular relationships that exist between social economy and indigenous cultures, resource regimes, and the state.

This network was part of the Canadian Social Economy Suite. The Suite consists of six regional research centres across Canada and a National Research Hub:
•Southern Ontario
•Saskatchewan-Manitoba-Northern Ontario
• North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, N. Quebec & Labrador)
•Canadian Social Economy Hub

The Suite involved practitioners, researchers, community partners and the civil society. It was funded through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Project Team

Research Director, Dr. Chris Southcott, Department of Sociology, Lakehead University


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada