ANSER-ARES offers a number of awards to foster and acknowledge excellence and innovation in the research of nonprofits and social economy in Canada.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2023 for distinguished service award
Call for graduate student awards 2023
Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners
ANSER-ARES Doctoral Thesis Award
Dr. Stewart Hill, University of Manitoba. Dissertation Title: The Autoethnography of an Ininiw from God’s Lake, Manitoba, Canada: First Nation Water Governance Flows from Sacred Indigenous Relationships, Responsibilities and Rights to Aski
ANSER-ARES Master’s Thesis Award
Mr. Babajide Oni, University of Manitoba. Thesis Title: Mino Bimaadiziwin Homebuilder program’s impact on sustainable livelihoods among youth in Garden Hill and Wasagamack First Nations: An Evaluative Study.
ANSER-ARES Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Jorge Sousa, University of Alberta, Professor in the dept of Educational Policy Studies, served on the inaugural Board of ANSER-ARES from 2010-13 and was the Editor of ANSERJ from 2018-21. He has contributed extensively to advancement in the area of social economy.
Outstanding Master’s Thesis (or equivalent) Award
2021 – Tayzia Trea StormHunter, Cape Breton University, for her thesis entitled “Resource Extraction and First Nation Communities in Canada”
2020- Benjamin Miller, University of Toronto, for his thesis titled “ Wicked Problems Need Genuine Partnerships: A Pan-Canadian Approach to Government/Non-Profit Sector Relations”
2019 – Katherine Dalziel, Carlton University, for her thesis titled “ Comparative Analysis of Canadian Donor-Advised Funds and Australian Sub-funds: Promoting Philanthropy or Ensuring Public Benefit”
2018 – Annabelle Berthiaume, Université du Québec à Montréal , for her M.A. thesis entitled
La gouvernance néolibérale et les organismes communautaires québécois : Étude de la Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.
2017 – Annie Tsz-Ying Luk, OISE/University of Toronto, for her M.A. thesis entitled “Beyond Reading and Writing: How Volunteer Tutors Develop Their Practice with Learners in Adult Literacy Programs in Ontario.
2015 – Lysa Mychajluk, OISE/University of Toronto, for her thesis entitled “Building capacity to live and work together at an ecovillage in support of sustainable community: a case study.”
2015 – Anne-Marie Duval, Université Laval, for her project entitled “Pouvoir, Expertise et Logiques: Mieux comprendre la tension inhérente à la gestion des organisations de coopération internationale.”
2014 -Jean-Vincent Bergeron-Gaudin, UQAM, for his thesis entitled “Quand le mouvement communautaire se fait entrepreneur.”
2014 – Micheal Shier, University of Pennsylvania, for his project entitled “Explaining social service non-profit organizations that undertake socially transformative program and initiatives.”
Outstanding Doctoral Thesis (or equivalent) Award
2021 – Dr. Annabelle Berthiaume, McGill University, for her Dissertation entitled Le déploiement de la perspective de l’investissement social dans les politiques “enfance-famille” au Québec: co- construction, engagement parental et mixite sociale?
2020 – Dr. Julia Fursova, York University, for her Dissertation entitled “ Common Health: the role of non-profit organizations in supporting community action for health equity and justice.”
2019 – Jacqueline Woods, Carlton University, for her Dissertation entitled “State and Self-regulation of Civil Society Organizations in Context: A Case Study of Kenya”
2018 – Jen Budney, University of Saskatchewan, for her Doctoral Dissertation entitled “The ‘Imbecile’ Institution and the Limits of Public Engagement: Art Museums and the Orgranizational Barriers to Public Value Creation.”
2017 – Andrea Chan, OISE University of Toronto, for her Doctoral Dissertation entitled “Understanding Supportive Employment and Job Training in Canadian Social Purpose Enterprises: Drawing from Theories on Social Support.”
2016 – Robert Mittelman, Carleton University, for his Doctoral Dissertation in Management entitled “Charitable Giving to Distant Others.”
2015 – Paloma Raggo, Carleton University, for her thesis entitled “Leaders’ Accounts: A Study of Transnational NGO Leadership Views on Accountability.”
2014 – Marcelo Vieta, York University, for his thesis entitled “Taking Destiny Into their Own Hands.”
The Distinguished Service Award is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to research. It also recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding commitment and service to the development of research in the field of nonprofit and social economy studies.
2021 – Dr. Laurie Mook, Arizona State University
2020 – Dr. Patricia Bradshaw, Saint Mary’s University
2019 – Dr. Agnes Meinhard, Ryerson University
2018 – Not awarded
2017 – Father Greg MacLeod, Cape Breton University
2016 – Susan Phillips, Carleton University
2015 – Jack Quarter, OISE/University of Toronto
2014 – Michael Hall, YMCA of Greater Toronto
2013 – Vic Murray, University of Victoria
2012 – Yves Vaillancourt, UQAM
2011 – Keith Seel, Mount Royal University
Best Book Award
This prize is awarded for the best book on the social economy sector in Canada published during the three calendar years preceding the year of the award.
2014 – Rachel Laforest, Queen’s University, for her book Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State: Building New Relations, published by UBC Press in 2011.