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


The BALTA Social Economy Survey was launched in January 2008 and will stay active until 2011.  Please follow the link provided below to access the online survey.  Thank you to all respondents who have participated to date in the survey.

Want to review a read only version of the BALTA Mapping Survey before going online? Click here

Mapping of the Social Economy in British Columbia & Alberta

The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) is undertaking a "mapping" project in order to capture the size, geographic scale, scope and characteristics of the social economy in BC and Alberta.

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Phase One: The BALTA Social Economy Survey

The BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) would like to invite you to participate in the BALTA Social Economy Survey. This survey represents the first phase of BALTA’s mapping research program.

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See Mapping Results, Reports and Papers for reports on the BALTA mapping survey results, other mapping research and case studies research, including related research by non-BALTA researchers.

See Mapping Resources for background materials and guidelines related to BALTA's mapping and case studies research as well as for other materials relevant to mapping research.

Mike Gismondi, BALTA Steering Committee member coordinating BALTA’s mapping research program, and students Julia Affolderbach (senior mapping student researcher) and Lena Soots (former senior mapping student researcher).

If you have further questions about the BALTA Social Economy Survey or would like further information, please contact:

Dr. Mike Gismondi
BALTA Co-Investigator
Athabasca University
Tel: 780-675-3587

Ashley Smith
Mapping Researcher
Simon Fraser University

Juanita Marois
Mapping Researcher
Athabasca University

Copies of all research reports will be published and housed with BALTA. You may obtain a copy of the survey results or any reports by contacting the BALTA Coordinator, Stuart Wulff, at: or 250-723-2296.

Looking for social economy organizations?

The Canadian Social Enterprise Marketplace is an online directory administered by the Vancouver-based Enterprising Non-Profits Program that allows you to search for Canadian social economy organizations.  You can also add your organization’s profile to the database.

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