Tools and Techniques

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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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Canada Employment has been directly involved in the retraining and relocation of displaced Cape Breton steelworkers. No recipients of this training, however, achieved long-term employment in the...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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If poverty was essentially due to too little money or skills, state and private initiatives might be its equal. But the complexity of the problem requires action that is more comprehensive and more...