Rural

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How, structurally-speaking, do we combine grassroots energy and insight with strategic direction? The experience of Women and Rural Economic Development (WRED) is that half the battle is just...
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The higher purpose with which CALDECH imbues its enterprise is a socio-cultural one: the preservation and promotion of the French-speaking community on the eastern reaches of Georgian Bay, Ontario.
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Although they are in urgent need of economic innovation, the fishing ports off the north Atlantic may not be ready for co-operatives. So the co-op federation is expanding its range of services and...
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Their exclusiveness puts them at odds with some co-operators and CED activists. NGCs are nevertheless an effective instrument of rural revitalization, when housed within a CED strategy.
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Development Isle Madame is a truly community-based development corporation with an enviable record of performance. Why should it go starved of core funding when the provincial government has millions...
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An Aboriginal entrepreneur integrates the financial assistance of Christian organizations with the realities of on-reserve economic development. The match is not an easy one by any means, but it is...
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Many - many - practitioners talk about CED in rigid, measurable terms, with the recent past as ground zero. Not so in Preston, Nova Scotia. There, people drink long and deep from the faith, courage,...
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Community co-operatives are the structure around which the identity and self-determination of rural towns can crystallize when municipal amalgamation is the order of the day.
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One response to unemployment among rural youth is heavier locks and higher fences. Another is to bring together teachers, businesses, government agencies, and a community association to create high...
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Since 1995, the inhabitants of Nimpo and Anahim Lakes have found a way to run a logging and milling business that respects Traditional Territory, the environment, tourism, and the need for profits...