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CODA assumed the task of helping thousands of workers left jobless by plant closures cope with the trauma of job loss and develop new employment opportunities. Many people needed to rethink their...
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To rebuild the economic engine of Montreal's southwest neighbourhoods, the director of RESO combines the values of a college radical withe the practicality of an artisan.
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Admirable on one level, 'serving others' can be dynamite when it diverts the 'servant's' attention from the need to become a true friend, neighbour, and ally of the marginalized.
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Workfare is mere window-dressing. To really reduce welfare costs, Ontario's Tories should consider the example of employment development set in the Waterloo region by the Opportunities Planning...
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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...
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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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Money and professionalism are two stumbling blocks to a wider, deeper practice of CED in Canada. Paul Born recommends a strategic (and less government-dependent) application of the former to both...
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A dramatic expansion of its for-profit side ended disastrously for Eastside Community Investments of Indianapolis. Are community development corporations cut out for highly competitive sectors? Or...
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Heaven knows, plenty of initiatives for local renewal occur without explicit reference to God and with little apparent participation by church, synagogue, or mosque. So what exactly can people and...
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Once a mere gadfly in Québec's halls of power, the community sector has become a permanent and influential participant in the making of economic and social policy.