Public Policy and Programs

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Amidst the rising acrimony over how we expect to feed ourselves in the next 50 years, three main schools of thought and strategy emerge. Two remain devoted to technological innovation, driven by...
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Affordable housing has been key to strategies of neighbourhood renewal since the 1960s. But beware the recent push in federal policy away from community or co-operative initiatives and towards...
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Il est grand temps que nos collectivités (et le domaine du développement économique communautaire) tirent parti des compétences, de l'engagement et de la lucidité que les femmes ont à offrir. Le...
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Les femmes se taillent une place dans ce pays, en milieu de travail, dans la gestion et la direction - et dans le développement économique communautaire, comme le démontrent les articles de ce numéro...
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Si nous voulons éliminer un jour la pauvreté, nous devons apprendre à nous attaquer directement aux obstacles qui séparent les femmes d'un plein accès à l'emploi, au revenu, à la sécurité et à l'...
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It is high time we unleashed on our communities (and on the field of community economic development) all the skill, commitment, and insight that women have to offer. The Canadian Women's CED Council...
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Denyse Côté and Danielle Fournier have an instructive, if troubling story to tell. It concerns how governments in Québec, nationalist and Liberal, have "neutered" what started out in 1995 as an...
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Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) has gone off the deep end. Since the so-called "Billion Dollar Boondoggle" back in 2000-01, the Ministry has introduced policies and procedures...
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For many people engaged in CED and the social economy, the federal government's recent recognition of these sectors is a cause for celebration. Eric Shragge is sceptical. The more of a "partner" to...
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Garry Loewen explains how Manitoba has evolved into a leader in CED policy and programming. The party in power is one key factor. Another has been the growth over the years of a local "CED community...