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Community-based initiatives have multiplied rapidly in the past 10-15 years, with precious little co-ordination or even communication between them. In Shared Space: The Communities Agenda (2007)...
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Michelle Colussi's work (like yours, perhaps) is all about supporting profound and positive change in communities, and determining which actions offer the most "bang" of transformation per "buck" of...
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Unlike employment or resource development, housing or energy, when it comes to the food sector practitioners of community economic development and social economy seem bent on scaling down, not up. We...
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No "magic bullet" is going to reverse the decline in Canada's food security. Effective action requires that we address multiple factors, including food supply, food access, and policy change at...
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Five factors help community-based organizations gain access to debt and equity and use it to best advantage.A readiness to work with others. A community development process usually precedes and then...
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Both the weaknesses and the strengths of The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilience make it a valuable read for practitioners of CED and social economy. Rob Hopkins divides his...
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The Development Wheel Project was too brief to witness the launch of social enterprises. However, it unearthed valuable information about how we create infrastructure supportive of social enterprise...
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As baby-boomers reach the age of retirement, over a trillion dollars in business assets will shortly change hands. Done right, this transfer could provide a net benefit to the communities where the...
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The report of New Brunswick's Community Non-Profit Task Force created few headlines when it was released last September. Unlike other task forces, it had not "cherrypicked" evidence to confirm...
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In October 2006, Hupacasath First Nation opened Upnit, a $14.5 million, 6.5 Megawatt hydroelectric plant in their traditional lands near Port Alberni, B.C. They accomplished this despite their small...