Social and Soldarity Economy

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The impact of international developments on the local way of life is a commonplace. What about the reverse - the wider ramifications of local action? Mike Lewis argues that, if our local CED...
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Political-economic dogma be damned. Circumstances are driving organized labour, like CED practitioners, to graze in the field of community-based economics in the name of social justice. Isn't it time...
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Since Making Waves published its first special edition, "Development Finance," in 1998, the markets where capital is exchanged for a variety of financial, social, and environmental returns have grown...
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To reconstruct the social and economic landscape of southwest Montréal, RÉSO had to find ways to forge relationships between private, public, and commercial stakeholders on the basis of mutual...
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A summary of a report funded by National Welfare Grants to identify the factors that facilitate the implementation of CED projects in Québec. The authors identify conditions which lead to the...
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When the spirit and inventiveness of the entrepreneur are harnessed to collective values and interests, the results can be dramatic. Here are six books to bring you up to speed on the integration of...
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A number of sensitive issues divide the CED and labour movements: the wages and benefits of real jobs are just two. It's high time we understood such issues in terms of an agenda for discussion, and...
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To show skeptics some hard evidence on your project's accomplishments, check out the Return on Investment Tool under development by the Roberts Enterprise Foundation (REDF) of San Francisco. It...
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A 'symbiotic' relationship between the co-op and CED movements may take hold in Québec, built on a mutual commitment to democratic organization and to community-wide empowerment. But CED...
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Once a mere gadfly in Québec's halls of power, the community sector has become a permanent and influential participant in the making of economic and social policy.