Tools and Techniques

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Summarizes the submission of the Centre for Community Enterprise to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Resource Development in November 1994. Mere reform to social security will soon become...
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In a brief to the Parliamentary Committee on Human Resource Development (March 1994), the author insists that social security policy reform will not translate into real benefits for poor people...
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Despite the exciting alternative it offers to traditional mechanisms of job creation and poverty alleviation, CED far outstrips both research and policy and program development. Consequently, there...
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As a diagnostic tool, the matrix can help leaders understand why some projects are not as successful as others. At the point in economic development or community planning where social, educational...
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Extensive staff training - measured in years of study and practice, not short workshops - is required if First Nation organizations are to participate as equals in the economic development game. This...
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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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Business development and community organizing are partners in any attempt to revitalize economically distressed communities. How must the community organizer and community economic development...
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This article traces the way that the four member Bands of Nisga'a Tribal Council in northwestern B.C.'s Nass Valley built their individual and collective capacity for economic development. A...
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The purpose of Transition Towns is to build a community's awareness, knowledge, engagement, relationships, and tools such that it can complete a multi-sector, comprehensive Energy Descent Action Plan...
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In Winnipeg, the Mennonite Central Committee is following a U.S. example to improve the performance of employment preparation and placement: the service provider gets paid only for placements that...