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Evelyn Clark wonders how any practice can be "community-based" if it chiefly involves experts descending on townsfolk to tell them what they need to know. Her work with photographic testimony...
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For 25 years Swift Current, Saskatchewan stopped growing - in industry, population, and imagination. Now it has become a showcase for Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E), the strategy that...
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Marie-Annick Taillon and Alain Leclerc tell a story of uncommon success - the rise of funeral co-operatives in Québec and the retreat of their multinational competitors, despite the enormous...
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La trentaine de coopératives funéraires du Québec constituent une force économique et sociale indéniable. Comme l'affirme Michel Marengo, " la bataille québécoise de l'industrie funéraire n'est pas...
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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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Since the early 1920s the people of northeast Newfoundland have struggled to deal with isolation and economic underdevelopment. The introduction of Great Northern Peninsula Development Corporation in...
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The experience of Charlotte County, PEI, illustrates how building the aquaculture industry around small commercial interests can maximize local economic benefits. In Halifax, the Human Resources...
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Over the past six years, citizens' action organizations in the Naugatuck and Merrimack valleys of Connecticut have been integrating strategies of social and economic development to restore a region...
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The Body Shop is serious about developing Trade Not Aid (TNA) partnerships in Canada. It aims to create successful and sustainable trade links and to encourage small-scale community economies. It is...
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If a community is to be a key organizer of an efficient, locally-controlled network of production and distribution, then business development must be included in its development strategy. But it is...