BALTA - B.C.-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance

BALTA Partners

The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is a regional research collaboration amongst community based organizations, universities and colleges in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, with an interest in the social economy.  In some cases, participation is through one or more individuals associated with specific institutions.  In other cases, the partnership involves multi-faceted institutional involvement with BALTA and its programs.

(Founding partners of BALTA are identified with an asterisk.)

Participating Alberta and British Columbia universities and colleges include:

  • Athabasca University *
  • Mount Royal University
  • Royal Roads University *
  • St. Joseph's Theological College (University of Alberta)
  • Selkirk College - Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development
  • Simon Fraser University *
  • University of Alberta *
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • University of Victoria *

Participating Alberta and British Columbia community based and stakeholder organizations include:

  • Alberta Community and Co-operative Association *
  • Another Way
  • ASPECT – Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training *
  • British Columbia Co-operative Association *
  • Canadian Centre for Community Renewal *
  • CCEDNet – Canadian Community Economic Development Network *
  • City of Edmonton *
  • Edmonton Community Foundation *
  • Enterprising Nonprofits *
  • Mennonite Central Committee of British Columbia *
  • Native Brotherhood of British Columbia *
  • Rural and Co-operatives Secretariats, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada *
  • Same Page Strategies
  • Tamarack Institute *
  • VanCity Capital Corporation
  • V.L. Vinge Consulting *

Researchers from several universities and organizations outside Alberta and British Columbia are also involved as research collaborators:

  • L’Alliance de recherche universités-communautés en économie sociale (ARUC-ÉS), Université du Québec à Montréal *
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Manitoba) *
  • Centre for Labor and Community Research (Chicago, USA) *
  • Chantier de l’économie sociale *
  • Concordia University, Polanyi Institute *
  • New Economics Foundation (UK) *
  • Nova Scotia Co-operative Council *

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