ANSER-ARES is a Canadian association for those who have an interest in research that pertains broadly to nonprofit organizations and the social economy.
ANSER-ARES 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-ARES 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-ARES Board of Directors elected at the 2018 Annual General Meeting
|Cliff Spyker||Mount Royal University||(Treasurer)|
|Shirley Thompson||University of Manitoba|
|Paloma Raggo||Carleton University|
|Cathy Barr||Imagine Canada||(Secretary)|
|Sonia Tello-Rozas||Université du Québec à Montréal||(ex-officio)|
|Jorge Sousa||University of Alberta||(ex-officio)|
|Rachel Laforest||Queen’s University|
|Sébastien Savard||University of Ottawa|
|Laurie Mook||Arizona State University||(Vice-President)|
|Olakunle Akingbola||Lakehead University|
|Marcelo Vieta||University of Toronto|
|Ushnish Sengupta||University of Toronto|
|Micheal Shier||University of Toronto|
|Yvonne Harrison||University of Regina|
|Gloria DeSantis||University of Regina||(President)|
Members of ANSER-ARES approved the following Bylaws amended & updated as of 2017 AGM
ANSER-ARES Strategic Plan
The ANSER-ARES 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-ARES activities and finances.
Executive Committee 2018-2019
Gloria De Santis, President
Laurie Mook, Vice-President
Cliff Spyker, Treasurer
Cathy Barr, Secretary
Kunle Akingbola, nominations
Paloma Raggo, fundraising lead
Conference committee 2017-2018
Micheal Shier (Lead)
Gloria De Santis, local events coordinator
Alexandra Gardner (Imagine Canada)
Luc Thériault (Lead)
Communications and Outreach
Rachel Laforest, Lead
Lynne Siemens, membership and listserv
J.J. McMurtry/Denyse Côté (Leads)
Marcelo Vieta (English Reviews)
Martine Vézina (French Reviews)