Research

Research

SEIZE periodically endeavors in Community Action Research across our key sectors: Housing, Land-based Industries, Food Systems, Technology and Culture & Media.  We conduct Community Action Research to clarify the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for advancing the social solidarity economy (SSE) across our key sectors.  Below you can find the past, present, and future research SEIZE has undertaken!

2024 Community Action Research

Land Back Map

SEIZE is undertaking an ambitious project to create the first-ever comprehensive
Crown Land & Treaties Map of Canada, designed to be accessible to the public.

Housing Survey

A national survey of housing groups to identify points of consensus and debate around policy, action and organizing.

Tech policy

As an extension of our Tech Coops report and in collaboration with IT sector cooperators, We are exploring policy areas of campaigning and advocacy.

FROM CRISIS TO CONSENSUS:

A report launch on Canada’s housing movement with guest speakers and a facilitated discussion

Our report is based on a survey of 60 groups, representing over 28,000 residents across Canada, that advocate for action on housing from the perspective of tenants and housing-insecure individuals. By amplifying these voices, we aim to:

    • Validate and empower activists' policy demands
    • Facilitate collaboration across housing groups
    • Clarify the stakes in the upcoming federal election where housing is a key issue

SAT. JUNE 15th, 6:00-9:00PM

Association Récreative Milton-Parc
3590 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal QC
(ground floor of Gallerie du Parc)

Part of the Counter Congress hosted by Black Rose Books

Getting our Tech Together

SEIZE surveyed 15 worker-run enterprises in the information technology sector, and gathered some encouraging facts:

  • Tech coops in Montreal account for over $7 million in annual revenues
  • They employ over 100 people (part-time and full-time)
  • A lot of them are newly formed!

Read the report: