Social Economy Innovation: Optimized Home Care Service Offer for First Nations Seniors
For First Nations, seniors play an important role in the social and cultural structures of their communities. They play a determining role in the transmission of knowledge to younger generations. They are also the guardians of values, languages and traditional knowledge. This explains why First Nations communities have always expressed the desire to contribute to keeping seniors in their communities with their families.
It is in this context that the present study, whose objective is to analyze how the social economy model could present itself as an innovative solution in order to optimize services for First Nations Elders. Based on the analysis of the network of Entreprises d’économie sociale d’aide à domicile (EÉSAD) in Quebec and on the experience of the only Indigenous home support cooperative in the province, this document presents the various issues, success factors and possible solutions to be considered when setting up a home support social economy enterprise in an Indigenous context in Quebec.
Writing and Graphic design:
Frédérick Martel, FNQLEDC