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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Jack Quarter

Jack Quarter
Professor Emeritus

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

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

Select Publications Since 2010: 

J. Quarter, Laurie Mook and Ann Armstrong.  (2018). Understanding the Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective.  2nd edition. University of Toronto Press.

Quarter, Jack & Laurie Mook (2018). The social economy in international comparison. In Bruce Seaman & Dennis Young (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management: The State of Research, Second Edition. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Chan, A., Ryan, S., & Quarter, J. (2017). Supported social enterprise: A modified social welfare organization. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 46(2), 261-279.(2015). Mook, L., Ryan, S., Maiorano, J., Armstrong, A., & Quarter, J. (Eds.) (2015). Measuring Social Value in Social Enterprises: Six Case Studies. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 26(2).

Maiorano, J., Mook, L., & Quarter, J. (2016). Is there a credit union difference: Comparing credit union and bank branch locations. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 7(2), 40-56.

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

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

Chum, Antony, Sara Carpenter, Eddie Farrell, Laurie Mook, Femida Handy, Daniel Schugurensky & Jack Quarter (2015). A multilevel study of contextual determinants for volunteering to improve employability—the role of area-level material insecurity. The Canadian Geographer 59 (3), 354-368.

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.

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

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






Research Grants and Contracts

Projects since 2010 for which I am the Applicant or PI:

SSHRC Insight Grant, 2017-2022. WISE Longitudinal Evaluation Project, $281,000, Principal Investigator

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, 2017-2020. Social Procurement Project, $200,000, Principal Investigator

Employment & Social Development Canada, 2017-2022. Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs), $200,000, Principal Investigator

Trico Foundation. 2016- 2017. Case Study of Groupe Convex. $10,000. Principal Investigator.

SSHRC CURA Grant (2010-2016) 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

Honours and Awards

2017 Finalist, SSHRC Impact Award, Partnership, 2017
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