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An overview of social enterprise as well as links to additional resources, for board members, community groups, or clients. Contents: 1) What is a Social Enterprise 2) Examples of Social Enterprise 3...
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Manitoba and Nova Scotia have each enacted equity tax credit programs for CED purposes. Yet Nova Scotia has made much more intensive use of this capital-mobilizing tool. Ten years after launching its...
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Imagine health clinics that not only offer health services when you're sick, but a means for citizens to counter isolation, to learn about healthy living, and to speak up about government health...
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Unlike economics, education, law, or medicine, says Michael Swack, Dean of the School of Community Economic Development (SCED) at Southern New Hampshire University, "CED doesn't really 'fit' anywhere...
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A primary purpose of health care reform must be to reduce the unconscionable disparities in health experienced by different groups of Canadians. It's an agenda that has more to do with social and...
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Might health care co-ops be another way to erode Medicare? Just the opposite. By enabling citizens to get out and close local gaps in the delivery of publicly-insured services, co-ops make Medicare...
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Unions and co-operatives have a long and bumpy history, despite their common commitment to community action and mutual aid. Yet the record of the health care sector shows how co-ops can be vehicles...
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Over the last 50 years, Canada's efforts to ensure universality of access to quality health care have inadvertently robbed the health system of its ability to respond to the needs and demands of...
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How far could community control of health care go? Very far, says John Ginn. Its potential is evident in services to promote the self-management of care, in disease prevention, in emergency rooms,...
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The aging of Canadians, the rising costs of health care, and the blossoming of computer and internet technology make it imperative that governments "open the can" on health care. Too long has it been...