Vancouver Participatory Economics Collective

Welcome to the homepage of the Vancouver Parecon Collective! Our purpose is to advocate, research and implement parecon institutions, values and procedures in Vancouver, the surrounding lower mainland and elswhere throught Canada. We do this through workshops, information sharing and activism. We are committed to supporting struggles against classism, racism, sexism, war, corporate greed, environmental destruction, and all other institutional horrors we face today.

"A great many activists and concerned people ask, quite rightly, what alternative form of social organization can be imagined that might overcome the grave flaws -- often real crimes -- of contemporary society in more far-reaching ways than short-term reform. Parecon is the most serious effort I know to provide a very detailed possible answer to some of these questions, crucial ones, based on serious thought and careful analysis."
-- Noam Chomsky

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Related Links:

Vancouver Anti-Poverty Committee
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Vancouver Indy Media
Vancouver Cooperative Radio
Vancouver Stop War Coalition
Black Star Boot Cooperative
Start Your Own Autonomous Collective

There is obviously an infinite number of ways to start your own collective but we hope to share what we did to help others get started.

Find others in your local area who are interested in Parecon. You can do this through e-mail discussion groups, hosting your own workshops and presentations or simply talking to others.

After we met, we decided to start our own mailing announcement list, create a web page and distribute flyers. For a web site and mailing list try your own local community or activist net. We use Resist!ca

We also created powerpoint presentations to help guide our workshops. You can download and alter all our flyers and presentations to fit your local environment. Here's our introductory brochure (pdf version, you need acrobat reader to read it, you can also modify it by downloading the Microsoft publisher version, after unzipping it) that introduces us and Participatory Economics.

Click on the appropriate link to download our powerpoint presentations. You'll then have to uncompress it (use "winzip" or an equivalent) to view it with powerpoint.

This presentation we use for talks.

This older presentation was too wordy to use for talks, however it's a better media to introduce yourself or others to parecon with.

We've also constructed a Parpolity presentation, a candidate political system consistent with parecon, based on the work of Steven Shalom. This is still a rough presentation that we are modifying, it is not yet ready for a talk.

Send us an e-mail if you have any questions