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Envisioning a well-being economy

Monitor January/ February 2024 Issue

From the Editor

On hope and seeking common cause in 2024

We can’t make systemic changes without looking at the system.

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In this Issue

A well-being economy in practice: spotlight on Wales and Nanaimo

Economies that focus on people aren't just a pipe dream—there are real-world examples to learn from

Envisioning a well-being economy: inspiration and hard questions

Another world is possible—let's imagine what it looks like

Insights into a well-being economy

How could we reorganize Alberta's economy to serve the needs to the people and the land?

The role of financial institutions

What would an economy organized around well-being look like—and what type of financial institutions would it support?

Contributors

Authors appearing in this issue

Lindsay McLaren

Lindsay McLaren

Lindsay MacLaren (she/her) is a Professor at the University of Calgary and a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives National Office.

Stan Houston

Stan Houston

Stan Houston is professor emeritus of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alberta, where he has worked as an infectious disease specialist. He also worked for over six years in Africa and participated for many years in the development of harm reduction and refugee health services in Edmonton.

Rebecca Graff-McRae

Rebecca Graff-McRae

Rebecca Graff-McRae is a research manager for the Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta, where her areas of research include public health care, seniors’ care, and public services. She holds a doctorate in Irish Politics from Queen’s University Belfast, and has held fellowships with the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s, Memorial University Newfoundland, University College Cork, and a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship in Political Science at the University of Alberta.


Bob Ascah

Bob Ascah

Bob Ascah is a political economist who worked for over 30 years in Alberta's public sector. He is a research fellow with the Parkland Institute and blogs at Abpolecon.ca.

Paul Brodoway

Paul Brodoway

Paul Brodoway grew up on a farm near Enderby, British Columbia and has worked in construction for most of his working life. At the age of fifty he enrolled at the University of Alberta and majored in history with a minor in economics. He is a long time supporter of the Parkland Institute and its focus on the well-being of all the people and the environment.

Amanda Dickson

Amanda Dickson

Amanda Dickson is a science communicator, wildlife biologist, avid birder, and photographer! She is currently pursuing her passion for nature through her master's degree in geography [at the University of Calgary], which she'll complete in 2024.

Trish Hennessy

Trish Hennessy

Trish Hennessy (she/her) is a senior communications strategist with the CCPA national office and director of its Think Upstream project. She co-founded the CCPA’s national growing gap project and the CCPA’s Ontario office.