New Edition: Making Waves

Posted on April 25, 2003

[posted to Comm-Org]

From: Don McNair

Please find below a summary of articles published in the Spring 2003 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine.” For more information, including sample articles from this and past editions, visit http://www.cedworks.com and select “Making Waves” on the menu bar.

Apologies for cross-postings.

CONTENTS

Death of a Co-op
What killed the QHC? The efforts of multiple small-time forest workers in central British Columbia to channel birch and aspen into hardwood markets were received with considerable public (and government) enthusiasm. Would the co-op have fared better if it was less “ideologically appealing”?

Rooted on The Rock
An outport invention of the early ’90s, the Youth Ventures Program has since won the support of federal, provincial, and corporate authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador. There’s nothing comparable, in terms of performance or cost, for getting rural teens engaged in microentrepreneurship.

Livin’ on Jigs and Reels
Given the example of Nova Scotia, it may well be that are the logical “spearhead” of a CED strategy.

Closing In on Bank Accountability
How federal Bill C-8 and related regulations will leave the public better equipped than ever to bring banks into line with community interests.

A Tale of Two Loan Funds
ACCE$$ Riverdale’s Community Loan Fund and the Metro Credit Union

Community Micro Loan Program dovetail their efforts to bring financial options to small businesses in inner-city Toronto.

CED & Innovation

There’s plenty that CED practitioners can add to the design of Canada’s federal Innovation Strategy, and plenty for them in turn to learn about the infrastructure in which innovation can flourish.

Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada’s CED Magazine
On-line CED Bookshop (http://www.cedworks.com)
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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