Development Organizations

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In the first of three articles, Rankin MacSween explains how a local co-op housing movement took root in Cape Breton in the 1930s and '40s, before the era of big government.
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Five First Nations on Vancouver Island have launched a development corporation that is to act as both a developer and a steward of Clayoquot Sound: Ma-Mook Development Corporation. Ma Mook's joint...
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Cape Breton's BCA Holdings backs local initiatives with an 'active' style of investment.
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Canada's senior CDC made housing the centrepiece of its community development work for 20 years. With the erosion of real estate values, the demand for housing, and old public sector partners, New...
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Just one of the initiatives taken by the InterValley Project in the last five years, Amesbury Gardens Tenants Association demonstrates the power of the IVP's ground-floor community organizing and...
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John Savage's government takes community economic development seriously enough to have legislated the creation of 12 regional CED authorities. It is a move away from industrial recruitment and...
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Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation is a major achievement - but a misnomer. Practices befitting a true 'community forest' are commercially impossible under present forest industry regulations.
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Social development is only meaningful when it is part of a strategy that aims explicitly to build enterprises, partnerships, and opportunities for people to be productive. Empowerment is CED's...
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A CED organization is helping to turn old railway sheds in the Montréal neighbourhood of Rosemont-Petite Patrie into a very unusual type of industrial park.
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At times like these, it is easy to focus on the mechanics of the transfer and immediate relationships rather than on the goal of increased community well-being and sustainability. Focusing...