Annual Conference – Final 2008 Schedule, All Three Days

Final Schedule of Sessions for the 2008 Annual CASC Conference

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June 5th

SESSION 1A Chemistry 300 – Cooperatives and Sustainability I, 9:15am – 10:45am

  • Greening the Co-operative movement: Adding the third leg of sustainability
    • Jennifer Sumner
  • Co-operatives and the environmental challenge
    • John Anderson
  • Co-operative Marketing of Organic Field Crops in Saskatchewan: Record and Prospect
    • Jason Heit & Michael Gertler

SESSION 1B Chemistry 124 – Cooperatives and Sustainability II, 9:15am – 10:45am

  • Alternative Energy and Sustainable Development A Cooperative case of study
    • Silvina Gilberto
  • Cooperatives- A Key for Sustainability
    • Lynn Hannley
  • From the Inside Out: Nurturing Co-operation in Co-operatives
    • Joy Emmanuel

SESSION 2A Chemistry 300 – Governing Oral Institutions: How co-ops function, and could function, in essentially oral societies, 11am – 12:30pm

  • Practice aspects of institutional governance in oral villages in Cambodia
    • Yang Saing Koma,
  • Oral information media and culture as driving factors in the shaping and managing oral institutions & urban-managed development projects in developing countries
    • Twyla Gibson
  • Oral institutions, community-based microfinance & orality
    • Brett Matthews
  • Agency and governance in cooperatives in oral communities in developing countries
    • Ian MacPherson

PANEL Chemistry 200 JOINT SESSION WITH ANSER WHAT’S IN A NAME? 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Chair: Michael Hall, Imagine Canada, Toronto, ON

  • Vic Murray, University of Victoria, BC
  • Jack Quarter, OISE/University of Toronto, ON
  • Lou Hammond-Ketilson, University of Saskatchewan, SK
  • Darryl Reed, York University, ON

SESSION 2B Chemistry 300 – Cooperation and Mobilization: Building Food Security through the Canadian Social Economy Research Projects, 3:15pm – 4:45pm

  • Mobilization around Food Security within the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships: A National Scan
    • Liesel Carlsson and Patty Williams
  • L’utilisation plus grande de compost comme intrant organique dans les cultures par les fermiers du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick
    • Danièle Courchesne
  • The Harvest Moon Society Local Food Initiative: Building Social Capital through and Alternative Food Economy.
    • C.R. Anderson and S.M. McLachlan
  • ·CCEDNet : Cooperative Community Development and Food Security Networks
    • Elizabeth Morrison

June 6th

SESSION 3 Chemistry 300 – Cooperatives and Government Policy, 9am – 10:30am

  • Legislative Renewal: Drafting Cooperative Principles into Law and Prospects for Renewing Cooperative Organizations
    • Edward De Barbieri
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned from the Innovation and Research Projects in the Co-operative Development Initiative.
    • Fiona Duguid/J Roy
  • Co-operatives and Public Policy: Negotiating with Government
    • Heneberry, Jennifer
  • Picking on Policy: How the New Brunswick Government could Better Serve Co-operatives
    • Erin Hancock

SESSION 4A Chemistry 124 – Cooperative Governance, 9am – 10:30am

  • Loyalty Program: Reaching out to Members of Member-Owners of The Co-operators Group Ltd
    • Lily Ng
  • Co-operative Democracy: Board Diversity and the Representation of Women
    • Kimberly Brown
  • Its ownership Jim but not as we know it: member shares, membership and ownership in co-operatives
    • Hicks, Maddocks, MacGillivary

SESSION 4B Chemistry 300 – CASC Q and A – Who are We and Where are we Going?, 10:45am – 12:30pm

  • Lou Hammond Keitlson
  • Tom Webb
  • Denyse Guy
  • William Nelson

SESSION 5A Chemistry 124 – Social Cooperatives – June 6th 1:30pm – 3pm

  • Strategies for Inclusion: Empowerment, Disability, and Co-operatives
    • Kama Soles
  • Co-operatives and Dimensions of Co-operation: Do They Determine Quality Child Care?
    • Catherine Leviten-Reid
  • Tales of Co-operation: Developing a Regional Co-operative
    • Joy Emmanuel

SESSION 5B Chemistry 300 – Worker Cooperatives – June 6th 1:30pm – 3pm

  • Assessment of Labors’ Consumer Cooperatives in Isfahan – Iran
    • Masoud Ramezani, Amir Mozafar Amini, Mohammad Nagi Golami
  • Co-opting Precariousness: Worker Cooperatives providing alternatives to precarious employment for marginalized populations
    • Amanda Wilson
  • The Worker-Recovered Enterprises of Argentina and the State: Searching for ‘Genuine’ Democracy in a Hostile Environment
    • Rhiannon Edwards
  • Formalizing the Informal: Cooperativising Those at the Margin – The Indian Experience
    • Veena Nabar

June 7th

SESSION 6A Chemistry 300 – Cooperatives and Youth, 9am – 10:30am

  • Made in Canada: Youth working for stronger communities and a stronger Canada
    • Tanya Gracie, Kathryn Foulds, and Chelsea Lake

SESSION 6B Chemistry 300 – Cooperatives and Peace Film Premiere, 9am – 10:30am

  • Social Justice, and Human Development: The Pillars of Co-operation
    • Discussion to be led by Joy Emmanuel

SESSION 7A Chemistry 300 – Social Cooperatives, 10:45am – 12:15pm

  • The Italian Cooperative Movement And The Development Of Civic Capacity Among Social Cooperatives In Northern Italy: A Case Of Cooperative Renewal?
    • Vanna Gonzales
  • Financing Aboriginal Enterprise Development: The Feasibility of Using Co-operative Models
    • Lou Hammond Keitlson and Kimberly Brown
  • Cooperative Values: The Social Framework of Cooperation
    • J.J. McMurtry

SESSION 7B Chemistry 300 – Cooperatives and Fair Trade, 10:45am – 12:15pm

  • An Evaluation of Co-op Group’s Fairtrade Initiative as an Example of Co-operative Innovation
    • Norma Babineau, Erbin Crowell, and Kevin Lytle
  • Fair trade and co-operation – Nigeria’s food industry and the impact of government regulation
    • Oluseyi Oduyoye
  • Co-operatives, Fair Trade and the Social Economy: Developing Locally-Based Regional Alternatives for Ethical Trade in Canada
    • Debbie Dergousoff

SESSION 8 Chemistry 300 – Cooperative Economics, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • Ontario Soybean Producers And Organizational Structure In The Value Added Industry: Case Study
    • Greg Pate, Getu Hailu and Alfons Veersink
  • Building a Tax Policy Framework to Enable Co-operative Development: A comparative experience
    • Monica Juarez Adeler
  • The Co-operative Difference: Jurisprudential Interpretation in the Post-national Constellation
    • Robert Dobrohoczki

SESSION 9 Chemistry 300 – Surveying Cooperatives, 3:15pm – 4:45pm

  • Measures of performance of co-operative firms
    • Sonia Novkovic and Tom Webb
  • A New Portrait of Co-operatives and Credit Unions in Atlantic Canada
    • Luc Thériault
  • Globalization, innovation and co-operative support organizations: Sector, Territory, Synergy
    • Mitch Diamantopoulos

Fair Trade Group Meeting – Chemistry 124, June 7th 1pm to 5pm

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