The PLACE Dialogues is an initiative of Memorial University researchers and community partners from across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Centre for Social Enterprise has partnered on the PLACE Dialogues initiative since 2018. The event connects community leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and academics to discuss challenges and opportunities for rural development while building a cross-sector network.
The lessons learned during past Dialogues helped create the PLACE Framework of Community Resilience. The 5 key principles were labelled and organized to form the acronym "PLACE", meant to honour the love of community that the highly motivated community leaders show daily.
2022: Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital, Norris Point (October 13 – 15)
- Aastrup, M.L, Seto, A., and Slawinski, N. (2022). Place-Based Solutions In A Challenged World: The Role Of Social Enterprises And Communities. Report from the PLACE Dialogues. Memorial University of Newfoundland
2021: Virtual check-in (November 19)
- Seto, A., Brenton, J., Brito, B., Pourasgari, P., Slawinski, N. (2021). Reimagining Place in a Post-COVID World: The Role of Social Enterprise for Strengthening Communities. Report from the PLACE Check-In. Memorial University of Newfoundland.
2020: Virtual check-in (November 20)
- Seto, A., Cranston, J., Lowery, B., Brito, B.S., Slawinski, N. (2020). Rural Resilience as Best Practice: Newfoundland and Labrador's Social Enterprises' Reaction to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Report from the PLACE Dialogues Check-in. Memorial University of Newfoundland.
2019: Fishing for Success, Petty Harbour: Shifting rural narratives (October 25 – 26)
2018: Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island: Building stronger communities (November 16 – 17)