Collaborations on the social and solidarity economy

International centre for innovation and knowledge transfer on the social and solidarity economy

C.I.T.I.E.S supports the international gathering, sharing and transfer of knowledge and best practices in the field of the social economy. It focuses on collaborations between local governments and civil society that enable territorial development.

C.I.T.I.E.S brings together local governments, social economy networks, institutions of higher learning and international organizations.

C.I.T.I.E.S believes that the social and solidarity economy is the key to the harmonious development of territories. While social innovations and meaningful initiatives spread across the world, C.I.T.I.E.S aims to facilitate the successful scaling of the social economy by promoting the sharing of knowledge and good practices at an international level.

C.I.T.I.E.S. offers services that are structured around three functions: Gather, Share, Transfer

Magasin du Monde

Oxfam Quebec, an international development NGO (non-governmental organization), foresaw the success of the Magasin du Monde program in Quebec, and imported the Magasin du Monde program from Europe, while playing a key role in gathering various stakeholders together.
While Oxfam enjoys broad public support and influence in the international development arena in Europe, the public awareness of international development and of Oxfam itself is not as high in Quebec as in Europe.

The engagement of citizens and workers in the governance and management of healthcare services

Thru the presentation of 7 health co-op case studies this paper paints a critical view of the overall situation of health co-ops in Quebec and identifies potential collaborations and parallels between the Quebec and Korean health coop networks.

COMMONS – Reinventing the relationship to the city together.

Cities are faced by a two-way movement: bigger urban spaces on the one hand, and stronger local aspirations on the other hand.

Based on the notions of “commons”, “third-places”, and “neighbourhoods”, citizen initiatives challenge the relationship of each citizen to the city – from voter to actor – and the positioning of municipalities in local projects – from managers to facilitators.
How can the SSE become a part of these movements? What tools can promote this change in roles?

Social finance, public markets, urban commons

Page under construction. See the French version for more details on the topics we deal with in depth: social finance, public markets, urban commons…

Socially responsible finance – tools for scaling up

L’accès au financement est largement reconnu comme un des enjeux clés pour le développement de l’économie sociale. De la conception des outils a la capitalisation, la finance socialement responsable nécessite des partenariats forts entre les réseaux d’économies sociales et les pouvoirs publics. Comment se construisent ces partenariats ? quelle palette d’outils développer ? Quelles solutions émergent aujourd’hui ? C.I.T.I.E.S. propose de faire le point sur les meilleures pratiques.