ANSER is a Canadian association for those who have an interest in research that pertains broadly to nonprofit organizations and the social economy.
ANSER is working to:
- foster a collaborative community of scholars and researchers; and
- develop a Canadian body of knowledge that encompasses such fields as community economic development, philanthropy, nonprofit management, volunteering, social and environmental accounting, government/voluntary sector relationships, social movements, citizen engagement, and civil society.
Our interests range from the theoretical to the applied. We have come together to promote the development and application of our knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and others in collaboration with those working in the nonprofit sector and the social economy.
Our vision for membership embraces a variety of scholarly fields including economics, history, law, business and management, education, psychology, political science, public administration and sociology.
ANSER is working to provide opportunities for members to share their knowledge and expertise, including an annual conference normally held with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our vision is to work collaboratively with other associations with complementary interests and goals.
The ANSER Board of Directors elected at the 2015 Annual General Meeting
|Cliff Spyker||Mount Royal University||(Treasurer)|
|Shirley Thompson||University of Manitoba|
|Paloma Raggo||Carleton University|
|Denyse Côté||Université du Québec en Outaouais||(ex-officio)|
|J.J. McMurtry||York University||(ex-officio)|
|Rachel Laforest||Queen’s University||(President)|
|Sébastien Savard||University of Ottawa|
|Laurie Mook||Arizona State University||(Secretary)|
|Olakunle Akingbola||Lakehead University|
|Marcelo Vieta||University of Toronto|
|Lynne Siemens||University of Victoria|
|Paula Speevak Sladowski||Volunteer Canada|
|Micheal Shier||University of Toronto|
|Jorge Sousa||University of Alberta|
|Luc Theriault||University of New Brunswick||(Vice President)|
|Gloria DeSantis||University of Regina|
Members of ANSER approved the following Bylaws at the members meeting at the ANSER Conference on May 24th, 2013 in Waterloo
ANSER Strategic Plan
The ANSER Board of Directors has developed an On-going Strategic Plan to reflect current and future priorities and activities.
Strat Plan redraft May2015 provides a comprehensive overview of ANSER activities and finances.
Rachel Laforest, President
Luc Thériault, Vice-President
Cliff Spyker, Treasurer
Laurie Mook, Secretary
Conference committee 2015-1016
Lynn Siemens/Jorge Sousa (Lead)
Kunle Akingbola (Lead)
Luc Thériault (Lead)
Gloria DeSantis (Lead)
Shirley Thompson/Rachel Laforest (Leads)
J.J. McMurtry/Denyse Côté (Leads)
Marcelo Vieta (English Reviews)
Martine Vézina (French Reviews)