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 2021 Annual General Meeting
|Trina Prior||Minerva BC|
|Shirley Thompson||University of Manitoba||(Secretary)|
|Paloma Raggo||Carleton University|
|Cathy Barr||Imagine Canada||(Treasurer)|
|Catherine Pearl||Mount Royal University|
|University of Alberta
Université du Québec à Rimouski
|Rachel Laforest||Queen’s University|
|Jacqueline Sohn||Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University|
|Jacqueline Musabende||Mount Royal University|
|Olakunle Akingbola||Lakehead University|
|Leena Yahia||Queen’s University|
|Ushnish Sengupta||University of Toronto||(Vice-president)|
|Micheal Shier||University of Toronto||(President)|
|University of Calgary
Thompson Rivers University
|Gloria DeSantis||University of Regina||(Past-President)|
Members of ANSER-ARES approved the following ANSER-ARES Bylaws
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.
Governance and Operations Committee 2021-2022
Micheal Shier, President
Ushnish Sengupta, Vice-President
Cathy Barr, Treasury
Shirley Thompson, Secretary
Gloria DeSantis, Past-President
Conference committee 2021-2022
Paloma Raggo, Co-Chair
Micheal Shier, Co-Chair
Kunle Akingbola (Chair)
Communications and Outreach
Trina Prior (Chair)
Journal Management Committee
Bruce Martin (Co-chair)
Leena Yahia (Co-chair)
Laurie Mook (Editor-in-Chief)
Laurie Mook (Editor-in-Chief)
Marco Alberio (Editor)
Adhoc Strategic Planning Committee
Shirley Thompson (Co-chair)
Catherine Pearl (Co-chair)
Adhoc Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Committee
Jacqueline Musabende (Chair)