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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.
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