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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education



Jack Quarter
Professor

phone: (416) 978-0820
email: jack.quarter@utoronto.ca  
website: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/depts/aecdcp/faculty/quarter.html

Departments:
Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Social Economy Centre


Research Overview

Dr. Quarter's research interests include non profits, volunteering, co-operatives, social economy, and community development.

Project web sites:
Centre for Learning, Social Economy & Work (http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/clsew/Home/index.html)



Academic History

Ph.D., University of Toronto, Educational Psychology, 1970.
2012-present Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education, OISE/UT
1994-2012 Professor, Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, OISE/UT
1990-1994 Professor, Cross-appointed, Departments of Adult Education and Applied Psychology, OISE
1988-1990 Professor, Community Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, OISE
1975-1988 Associate Professor, Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, OISE
1972-1975 Assistant Professor, Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, OISE


Teaching Overview

Dr. Quarter teaches the following courses at OISE:

AEC1102 Community Development: Innovative Models
AEC1182 Nonprofits, Co-operatives and the Social Economy


Representative Publications

Refereed Books:

(In press, 2017). J. Quarter, Laurie Mook and Ann Armstrong. Understanding the Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective. (2nd Ed.). University of Toronto Press. 

(2015). J. Quarter, S. Ryan & A. Chan (eds.). Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies in Doing Business Differently. Toronto:  University of Toronto Press. 

(2015). Laurie Mook, John Whitman, Jack Quarter and Ann Armstrong. Understanding the Social Economy of the United States. University of Toronto Press. 

(2012). L. Mook, J. Quarter & S. Ryan (Eds). Businesses with a difference: Balancing the economic and social. (University of Toronto Press).

(2010). Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. (Eds.) Researching the social economy. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)

(2009). Quarter, Jack, Laurie Mook & Ann Armstrong. Understanding the Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


(2008). With Isla Carmichael and Sherida Ryan (eds). Pensions at Work: Socially Responsible Investment of Union-Based Pension Funds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


(2007). Mook, L., Quarter, J., and Richmond, BJ.. What counts: Social accounting for non-profits and co-operatives (2nd Edition). London: Sigel Press. (co-author)

Refereed Chapters: 

(2016, in press). M Vieta, J. Quarter, R. Spear, & A. Moskovskaya Worker co-operatives: Differing manifestations and challenges. In David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, and Colin Rochester (eds.), Voluntarism and nonprofit sector research and theory (v#7). Palgrave.

(2015). Quarter, J., Ryan, S., & Chan, A. Social Purpose Enterprises: A Conceptual Framework. J. Quarter, S. Ryan & A. Chan (eds.). Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies for Social Change (pp. 1-16). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2015). Quarter, J., Ryan, S., & Chan, A. Social Purpose Enterprises: A Modified Social Welfare Framework. In J. Quarter, S. Ryan & A. Chan (eds.). Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies for Social Change (pp. 214-222). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2015). Chan, A., Hoogendam, R., Frampton, P., Holeton, A., Pohl Weary, E., Ryan, S., & Quarter, J. Wellbeing of childcare workers at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, a Toronto community economic development organization. In J. Quarter, S. Ryan & A. Chan (eds.). Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies for Social Change (pp. 115-133). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

(2012). J. Qarter, L. Mook, & J. Hann. Non-financial Co-operatives in Canada: 1955 to 2005. In L. Mook, J. Quarter, and S. Ryan (Eds). Businesses with a Difference: Balancing the Social and Economic (pp. 64-97). (University of Toronto Press). 

(2012). Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. Introduction: Businesses with a Difference. In L. Mook, J. Quarter, and S. Ryan (Eds). Businesses with a Difference: Balancing the Social and Economic (pp. 1-26). (University of Toronto Press). 

(2012). J. Hann, L. Mook, J. Quarter, & U. Sengupta. Community University Research: The Southern Ontario Social Economy Research Alliance. In Peter Hall & Ian MacPherson (Eds.), Community-University Research Partnerships: Reflections on the Canadian Social Economy experience (pp. 99-116). Victoria: University of Victoria). 

(2010). Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. What’s in a name? In Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. (Eds.) Researching the social economy. (Toronto, University of Toronto Press)


(2010). Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. Conclusion. In Mook, L., Quarter, J., & Ryan, S. (Eds.) Researching the social economy. (Toronto, University of Toronto Press)


(2009). Mook, L., & Quarter, J., Social Accounting for Social Economy Organizations. In the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. Springer Publishing.

Refereed Articles: 

Chan, A., Ryan, S., & Quarter, J. (2016). Supported social enterprise: A modified social welfare organization. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/0899764016655620.

Mook, L., Ryan, S., Maiorano, J., Armstrong, A. & Quarter, J. (2015). Turning Social Return on Investment (SROI) on Its Head: The Stakeholder Impact Statement. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 26(2), 229-245.

Mook, L., Mairorano, J., & Quarter, J. (2015). Market niche or market accommodation? A case of U.S. credit unions. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. doi: 10.1177/0899764014538121

Chum, A., Carpenter, S., Mook, L., Handy, F., Schugurensky, D., & Quarter, J. (2015). Contextual influences on volunteering to improve employability – the role of area-level material insecurity and urbanicity. The Canadian Geographer, 59(1). DOI: 10.1111/cag.12167

Mook, L., Farrell, E., Chum, A., Handy, F., Schugurensky, D., & Quarter, J. (2014). Individual and organizational factors in the interchangeability of paid staff and volunteers: Perspectives of volunteers. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 5(2), 65-85.

Chum, A., Mook, L., Handy, F., Schugurensky, D., & Quarter, J. (2013). Degree and direction of paid employee/volunteer interchange in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 23(4), 409-426.

Mook, L., Chan, A., & Quarter, J. (2012). Self-Help and the social economy: A synthesis. International Journal of Self-Help & Self-Care, 6(2) 129-149.

Mook, L., Hann, J., & Quarter, J. (2012). Understanding the rural tilt among financial co-operatives in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 3(1), 42-58.

(2010). With Laurie Mook. An interactive view of the social economy. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 1(1),8 - 23

(2008). Femida Handy Laurie Mook, & J. Quarter.. Interchangeability of paid staff and volunteers in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 37 (1), 76-92.

Research Grants and Contracts

SSHRC CURA Grant (2010-2015) Social Business for Marginalized Social Groups
SSHRC Research Grant (2009-2012): The Potential Interchangeability of Volunteers and Paid Labour: A Critical Interdisciplinary Analysis
SSHRC (2005-2010): A Community-University Research Alliance for Southern Ontario’s Social Economy
SSHRC Public Outreach Grant (2009-2011): Building Capacity for Volunteers Count - An Innovative Approach to Account for Volunteer Contibutions
Canada Foundation for Innovation/Ontario Research Fund (2007-2010) Volunteers Count Infrastructure Grant
SSHRC (2003-2007): University-Union Research Alliance on Socially Responsible Investment of Pension Funds
SSHRC INE Research Grant (2003-2007): Creating a Framework for Valuing Volunteer Labour
SSHRC (2006-2007): Public Outreach Grant for Creating a Framework for Valuing Volunteer Labour
SSHRC Research Grant (2001-2004): Converting Government-Administered Public Housing to Tenant-Managed Non-Profit Co-operatives: A Stakeholder Framework


Honours and Awards

2015 ANSER Distinguished Service Award, Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
2009 Outstanding Achievement Award, Ontario Co-operative Association
2007 Canadian Foundation for Innovation Leaders Award
2007 Nominated by the President of the University of Toronto as University of Toronto’s representative for the annual Trudeau Foundation competition (2007).
2006 CASC/ACÉC Merit Award. For Exemplary Contributions to Co-operative Studies. Presented at the CASC/ACÉC Annual Meeting and Conference, Toronto, May, 2006 (Learned Societies, York University)
2002 Merit award from the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation
1986 Co-operative College of Canada, Achievement Award


Professional Activities

• Co-founder of the Centre for Learning, Social Economy & Work (CLSEW)
Co-founder and president of Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER), 2008 to 2014
• Co-founder and co-director of the Social Economy Centre, 2006 to present; monthly speakers and workshop series and certificate
• Co-founder and editorial board member of Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
• President, Canadian Association for the Study of Co-operation (CASC), 1996, 2001
• Research Associate, Centre For Public Interest Accounting, University of Calgary
• Research Associate and Member of Management Committee, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto
• Editorial board of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
• Editorial board of Nonprofit Management and Leadership
• Editorial board of the Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology
• Editorial board of the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education
• Editorial board, Journal of E-Politcs
• Editorial board, Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Reseach
• Editorial board, International Journal of Self-Help and Self-Care.