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Jean-Marc Fontan

Ph.D. Professor of sociology at UQAM; Director of the Incubateur universitaire Parole d’excluEs

Jean-Marc Fontan is a Ph.D. Professor of sociology at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and director of the Incubateur universitaire Parole d’excluEs (IUPE). He is an active research member of the Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), a Québec research consortium dedicated to the study of social innovation and societal transformation. He leads a SSHRC pan Canadian research project dedicated to the study of Grant-Making Foundations. As director of the social innovation collection of the Presses de l’Université du Québec, he promotes the publication of a variety of studies on social innovation. He has over twenty years experience in community based research with local and community development actors and has an important number of publications and communications in this field.

Fields of research: Alternative Economic Development; Citizen Science; Community Action; Community Based Research; Grantmaking Foundations and Philanthropy; Social Economy; Urban Revitalization; Poverty.