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Les citoyens de Port Alberni et de Nelson, en C.-B., ont transposé les problèmes en soins de santé en occasions à saisir, ont mobilisé les ressources locales et ils ont eu recours aux coopératives...
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In ten years, Industry Canada's Community Access Program (CAP) has done wonders for internet access in towns, villages, and neighbourhoods across the country. Through the magic of leveraging,...
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The Canadian Alternative Investment Co-operative has been active since 1983, providing loans to shelters, food banks, daycares, and even other loan funds. Now its members are raising their sights;...
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Practitioners of CED and social enterprise know how to scale up their innovations, away from the margins and into the mainstream of Canadian life. What they may not know is that, to achieve scale,...
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While a terrific money-saver, centralization has hamstrung health care in many small towns. Now what? Not much, unless residents do it themselves. In Port Alberni and Nelson, B.C. citizens have...
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Given the way private, for-profit business - in the guise of clinic chains, for example - is encroaching on the health care system, you might think there's only one way to fix it. In health care co-...
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The role communities should play in Canadians' health is a really old issue, stretching back to the days of smallpox epidemics. Since then - and usually at the public's behest - charities, Western...
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What would a "patient-centric" system of health care actually look like? Not like our current one, whose measures of self-evaluation are so much about the cost of care, not its effect on patients'...
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For two groups devoted to community engagement and well-being, community health centres and CED practitioners do a lot of work beside, but not with each other. They should. With the trend towards a...
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Communities have a perfect right to own specialized assets and know how to finance them. Unlike recreation centres or cultural complexes, however, health care assets sometimes trip people up. They...