Catherine LangC. Lang Consulting
Catherine Lang has worked in management and consulting with social economy organizations for over 25 years. She held the position of Regional Manager of the Canadian Co-operative Association in Ontario and created and directed many of their programs in co-op developmnet, youth and public education. Through C. Lang Consulting, Catherine balances her grassroots community work with research and knowledge creation at the national and regional level.
Recent co-op development experience includes the development of two arts-based co-operatives — a workers co-operative of storytellers and a textile artists studio co-operative –as well as organizational development, research and fundraising with social co-operatives providing services with and for persons with disabilities in Ontario. Catherine also facilitates networks and workshops for non-profits seeking to create social purpose enterprises.
With a passion for connecting people and unleashing the power of collaboration, Catherine seeks to inspire and support innovation and innovators in rural, community and co-operative economic development. In 2006 she co-authored Innovation Pathways: Tools for Rural and Northern Community Innovation. Catherine holds a Masters degree in Adult Education as well as a BA in Sociology and Philosophy and a Bachelor of Social Work.