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

Research Cluster (SERC) 1

The Social Economy in Human Services and Housing

BALTA’s Social Economy Research Cluster (SERC) 1 focuses on research regarding the role of the social economy and social enterprises in human services and housing.  Research projects began in 2007 and will continue through to 2011.  The members of SERC 1 include:


Dr. Carol Murray

B.C. Co-operative Association


George Penfold

Selkirk College

Dr. Carol Murray

Dr. Carol Murray

George Penfold

George Penfold



Joanna Buckowska

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia


Dr. Martin Garber-Conrad

Edmonton Community Foundation


Jenny Kain

City of Edmonton


Michael Lewis

Canadian Centre for Community Renewal


Dr. Robert McKeon

St. Joseph's Theological College, University of Alberta


Rebecca Pearson

VanCity Capital Corporation


John Restakis

BC Co-operative Association


Norma Strachan

ASPECT - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training


Dr. Ron Van Wyk

Mennonite Central Committee, BC

Advisory Collaborators

Anna Bubel

Another Way


Dr. Jean-Marc Fontan

L'Alliance de recherche universités-communautés en économie sociale, Université du Québec à Montréal


Dianne Kelderman

Nova Scotia Co-operative Council


Dr. Gary McPherson

University of Alberta School of Business

For descriptions of SERC 1’s research program and individual research projects, including resulting research reports and papers, go to SERC 1 Research.

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