Federating Change

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For a generation, while a "free market" ideology has gained a grip on humanity's activities world-wide, initiatives have also been growing to realize equitable and sustainable livelihoods. This...
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Most of the mass of recent publications concerning community economic development (CED) are case studies, explanations of best practice, and histories of organizations. Very few have tried to...
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The 2007 National CED Conference was a gamble. Held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, it was well away from the strongholds of the Canadian CED Network (CCEDNet) in central and western Canada...
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Building for Social Change brings together an impressive array of information about community economic development. But it limits its audience and impact by the use of the language of a university...
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With a revised Agricultural Policy Framework in the works, a prime opportunity beckons to impress the values and insights of the Ecological Paradigm on Canada's food system. To make that happen,...
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Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) are a section of the credit union movement that puts co-operative principles and structures at the service of African-Americans, immigrants, and other...
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La révision du Cadre stratégique pour l'agriculture offre une occasion de choix d'intégrer les valeurs et les visées du paradigme écologique au système alimentaire du Canada. Pour ce faire, les...
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Our tent just keeps getting bigger, as anybody who attended the 2006 National Conference on CED and Social Economy in March will testify. What's worrisome are the people who were invited but didn't...
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A king-size gathering of CED and social economy activists in Trois-Rivières this past May looks like a harbinger of the future for the community sector. There will be more people, a greater diversity...
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A new organization sprang from the National CED Conference in Trois-Rivières: NANSE - the North American Network for the Solidarity Economy. As part of its purpose to foster and develop "high road"...