Partnerships

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Ted Jackson outlines the basic issues for a CED organization to address should it consider that most overlooked of opportunities: partnership with the local college or university.
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The era of the 'one-man band' is long gone. To address any serious issue in modern civil society one must necessarily rock the boats of many interested groups - and invite opposition and acrimony, if...
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Tens of thousands of low-income people cannot get the full range of financial services that they require. The capacity, expertise, and location necessary to provide these services are present in...
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Many civil society organizations are strategically located to facilitate financial literacy among residents of low-income neighbourhoods that banks and credit unions typically underserve. Working in...
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Effective CED requires different instruments - private sector, government, social economy - playing in harmony. How is this to be achieved in the new century, when both economic development and...
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Les grandes banques se sont engagées par rapport à un modèle d'affaires qui valorise les clients commerciaux et a revenu élevé par rapport aux ménages à faible et moyen revenu. Au mieux, ce modèle...
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When the traditional manufacturing base of Waterloo Region, Ontario came apart after 1980, local nonprofits, charities, and businesses outdid themselves in their efforts to meet unprecedented levels...
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OP2000 was great at rallying a remarkable array of Waterloo Region's citizens to the cause of poverty reduction. But the initiative was only so-so at providing all this community energy with some...
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Joint ventures are businesses that a CEDO undertakes with one or more private corporations. Typically the latter manage the venture and supply equity and experience, whereas the CEDO brings to the...