2011 Summit

In 2011, the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada convened its final annual Northern Summit on the Social Economy from November 21-23, 2011 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Over the previous five years, the Summit had provided participants from all over the North with a forum to share research information, engage in public discussions, and broach a variety of topics relevant to the needs of local social economy organizations. Past gatherings have been held in Inuvik, Iqaluit, Whitehorse, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

This summit was the last opportunity for SERNNoCA to convene its pan-Northern network as it wound down its activities in early 2012.

Summit Information and Materials

PowerPoint Presentations and Audio Files

Tuesday November 22

Wednesday November 23


  • Click here to listen to Rajiv Rawat from the SERNNoCa NWT office discuss the Northern Summit on the Social Economy held in Yellowknife on CBCNorth
  • Click here to watch SERNNoCa theme coordinator Frances Abele of Carleton University present her chapter “Use it or lose it” from the book How Ottawa Spends on CBC’s Northbeat (skip to minute 5:00-7:06)
  • Click here to listen to Nick Falvo, Carleton University and Arlene Hache, Centre for Northern Families discuss the state of the public housing system in the North on CBC North radio