||Welcome to the Business Engagement in Social and Economic Inclusion Research Project web site. This research is being funded and sponsored by the following organizations:
- The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency [ACOA], is the federal government department responsible for helping to build economic capacity in the Atlantic Provinces by working with the people of the region in their communities, through their institutions and with their local and provincial governments and businesses to create jobs and enhance earned incomes. To visit their website just click on their name above.
- The Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development, Office of Economic Development, a Nova Scotian government department leading the province's economic, community and technology development and innovation. To visit their website just click on their name above.
- Aliant, Atlantic Canada’s leading telecommunications and Internet service provider and a leading Canadian company in community development and Corporate Social Responsibility.To visit their website just click on their name above.
- The Greater Halifax Partnership, the premiere business network organization and voice for business in Atlantic Canada, working to harness and develop the power of buisness for economic and community growth for the Greater Halifax Metropolitian Region. To visit their website just click on their name above.
The research project will consolidate a large body of information on the lessons learned, business cases, models and best practices that are “in the market” here in Atlantic Canada as well as in North America and the EU. In addition customized primary research will be conducted among business leaders and organizations regarding their specific issues and opportunities.