Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine

Posted by on July 29, 2005

The Spring 2005 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine” tackles the issue of comprehensiveness in CED from two angles – meaningful inclusion of marginalized populations, and strategic alliance with the private and public sectors.

Find a summary of the contents below. To view sample articles, request a trial copy, or subscribe, go to

Apologies for cross-postings.


Yes, CED should be Mainstreamed
Will political alliance compromise the community economic development (CED) movement? Ted Jackson (Carleton University, Ottawa) urges that a “big-tent” perspective is practical, ethically sound, and indispensable.

Tracking the Social Impact of Solidarity Co-ops
As an organization that reconciles enterprise with association between diverse local actors, is the solidarity co-operative an effective way to strengthen social cohesion? (Aussi disponible en fran?ais.)

The High Road
Dan Swinney (Center for Labor and Community Research, Chicago) calls upon practitioners of social economy to contend for power as strenuously in the marketplace as they do in the political arena.

Lost in Space
Beam me down, Scotty! This installment of the “Insiders’ Guides to Community Renewal” introduces indicators for creative, inclusive, and sustainable community – the goal of CED.

The Social Purchasing Portal
In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Social Purchasing Portal closes the loop for employment development programs by building local demand for the goods and services of firms that employ program graduates.

Ecotourism & Indigenous Communities
In the mountains of Peru, building an infrastructure of trust, communication, and co-operation between local and national authorities became the basis for ecotourism management.

Comprehensive Community Initiatives
Appealing in theory, the comprehensive approach to community revitalization can be exceptionally difficult in practice. Reflecting on a variety of examples, Mark Cabaj examines how people have been using comprehensive community initiatives and what we can do to step up that performance.

Coming in the Fall of 2005 – a special edition (a summer/autumn double issue) concerning initiatives, issues, and challenges in the role of women in CED and the social economy. For more information go to

Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada’s CED Magazine
Centre for Community Enterprise
1601 – 25th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1M8 CANADA
tel 250-542-7057 fax 250-542-7229 tel (toll-free) 1-888-255-6779

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