Social Value in CSR by Co-operatives
can major co-operatives and public enterprises measure the
social value created by their corporate social responsibility
(CSR) activities? A recent paper on this subject by Ted Jackson,
Karim Harji and Alison Colwell was presented to the 27th International
CIRIEC Conference held in Seville from September 22 through
24, 2008. Entitled Measuring Social Value in CSR: Lessons
from Community Enterprise in Canada, the paper drew
on previous CEDTAP-inspired research on both corporate engagement
and CED evaluation. The authors argue that the Expanded Value
Added Statement (EVAS) is one tool that should be added to
the CSR benchmarking toolkit for major co-operatives and public
enterprises. EVAS can quantify the value of employee volunteering
in CSR initiatives as well as other intangibles generated
by CSR initiatives. The paper suggests that universities can
play a useful role working jointly with external partners
in testing, refining and disseminating the use of EVAS and
other tools in order to strengthen CSR performance and the
benefits it generates for enterprises, workers and communities.
For a copy of the full paper, please click
Ottawa Doesnt Spend: The Rapid Appearance and Disappearance
and Possible Reappearance of the Federal Social
Dr. Jackson's chapter in The twenty-ninth edition of How
Ottawa Spends. This edition, edited by Dr. Allan M. Maslove,
focuses on the policies of the Harper government and the course
of federal-provincial relations. Leading scholars of Canadian
public policy explore several key policy areas, including
fiscal balance in the federation, tax policy, regulatory capacity,
the federal funding of territorial and northern Aboriginal
governments, child care policy, higher education policy, telecommunications
policy, and the rapid appearance and disappearance of the
federal social economy initiative - i.e., "how Ottawa
information on this latest edition, please click
to the Case Studies and Tools on Corporate Sector Engagement
Chair, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation
Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program
(CEDTAP, and its host organization, the Carleton Centre for
Community Innovation (3ci), are pleased to publish this series
of case studies and tools on corporate sector engagement in
community economic development.
the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we
have completed work on these reports with the aim of providing
both corporate managers and CED leaders with useful information
on how corporate-non-profit partnerships can be formed to
the mutual benefit of both companies and CED organizations.
series of publications has been prepared under the coordination
of Karim Harji, who authored several case studies and "tool"
papers. Other authors included Alison Colwell and Edward Jackson.
Tessa Hebb, Managing Director of 3ci, advised the project,
and Genevieve Harrison served as administrator.
is blessed with a wealth of resources and talent. However,
CED organizations in this country have relied too heavily
on governments to fund their work. For their part, corporations
have generally not connected meaningfully with the CED sector.
Both sides can benefit from the kind of creative and effective
partnerships detailed in these publications.
cases and tools presented here highlight what is actually
possible going forward. We hope you find these reports useful.
click here for information
on the authors.
and Tools for Corporate Engagement in CED
Home Depot and Habitat for
Social Capital Partners and
Active Green + Ross
Public Service Alliance of Canada
(PSAC) and Alterna Savings
Meritas Mutual Funds
Social Purchasing Portal
Social Return on Investment
Expanded Value Added Statement (EVAS)
series of articles was generously funded by
and Demonstrating Value for Money:
Strategies for Assessing the Impacts of Community Economic
for the First World CIRIEC Research Conference on the Social
Victoria, British Columbia, October, 2007. Parts of this paper
were also presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian
Evaluation Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, May, 2007.
click here to access this .pdf document...
Assessments of Selected Social Enterprises
in impact evaluation has grown in all areas of public policy.
In 2007, CEDTAP researchers Kelly Babcock, Maja Cholich and
Karim Harji, conducted a series of impact assessments of social
economy enterprises, under the guidance of Dr. Ted Jackson,
using tools developed for social accounting. We present their
findings here. These cases will be of interest to specialists
in CED and social enterprise, and in program evaluation, from
civil society, government, the private sector and the academy.
We hope you find them useful.
The Art of Development and the Development of Art:
A Powerful Partnership--Business,
Community and the Arts
By Silver Donald Cameron
"It was only about halfway through my career that I really
got it, really grasped when I was doing," says Frances Wasserlein,
excecutive producer of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.
"I'm the manager of a social enterpreise. That's what I'm
CEDTAP and The Canadian Conference of the Arts have developed
powerful partnership stemming from our commonly held belief
that the arts and the community economic development can do
more to assist each other. These stories are meant to provide
inspiration for people working in municipalities, arts organizations,
regional councils, co-operatives, tourism groups and other
citizens groups. Silver Donald Cameron's insightful test has
captured the essence of the dynamic relationship between arts
and community development.
Download The Art of Development
and the Development of Art - PDF size 2.1 MG
Ideas, Energy, Ambition, Dreams---
of Ecommunity-Driven Economic Initiatives from Across Canada
By Silver Donald Cameron
stories in this book show how creative-- even heroic--community
organizations can be in their search for economic opportunity
in a world of change.
Removing social and economic barriers requiring training,
support, new ideas, leadershp, and outside allies. That's
where CEDTAP makes its important contribution. And CEDTAP
is helping to multiply efforts of local communities to reach
hundreds, and maybe, eventually, thousands of other communities.
the booklet (.zip)
BOULOT VERS... 20 ANS À MEUBLER DES VIES
A book about the 20 years of Le Boulot Vers ..., an original
journey in social economy.
by Anne-Marie Mottet and recently published by Éditions
du Boréal, tells the story of a local venture entirely
dedicated to employment insertion of young adults in difficulty.
In 1983, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood of Montréal,
Canada, the founders of Le Boulot Vers
to create a non-profit insertion organization the first
in Quebec that was unique: a profitable
cabinet making shop and a house that would welcome
a clientele in need.
This book is about the day-to-day reality of young people
in difficulty, their evolution, their stories. It is also
about the undying commitment of the business community and
the continued work of the LBV professionals who offer induction,
orientation and reference services.
85 percent of the LBV participants find a job or return to
school upon completion of their stay. At the end of a two-year
follow-up period, more than 80 percent are still working or
are improving their professional skills.
STORY ABOUT SOCIAL ECONOMY... When
it comes to social changes, we are only beginning to take
an interest in social economy and the growing organizations
in that sector.
many organizations have been created in the last two decades,
little has been written about their experiences, their successes
and their difficulties. A collection of all the experiments
carried out, Mottets book is a combination of reflection
handbook and practical workbook for decision-makers and entrepreneurs
whose first aim is, well before profits and financial performance,
to offer autonomous, personalized and empowerment services
to the community.
those who seriously ponder the possibilities of community
action, especially with respect to employability, this book
reveals the numerous battles fought at LBV over the years
and the toolbox, gradually filled to frame the
in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (Montréal), LBV has supported,
since its creation in 1983, hundreds of young adults in difficulty,
helping them re-enter the labour force on a sustainable basis
or encouraging them to return to school to build a better
author, ANNE-MARIE MOTTET, has been involved with many community
organizations. Her book, LE BOULOT VERS
20 ANS À
MEUBLER DES VIES, published by Éditions du Boréal,
is available at all good bookstores. It can also be purchased
by contacting Nancy Brière, of LBV, at (514) 259-2312.
Jean Gagnon Doré, Communication agent, Le Boulot vers
(514) 259-2312; Gabrielle Cauchy, Les Éditions du Boréal,
(514) 336-3941, extension 229..
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