Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) -- Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et de l’économie sociale (ARES)
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.