New Issue: Canada’s Community Economic Development

Posted by on January 31, 2003

[From Comm-Org]

Please find below a summary of articles published in the Winter 2002 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine.” For more information, including sample articles from this and past editions, visit and select “Making Waves” on the menu bar.

“Yogurt on a Mission:” Stonyfield Farm, New Hampshire has blended economic with social and environmental goals, shaping and responding to consumers’ demand for organic foods. The business, like the market, has grown exponentially and without injury to mission or profit. Will new, corporate owners match that record?

“Raising the Bar:” Opportunities 2000 (OP2000) has been great at rallying citizens of Waterloo Region, Ontario to the cause of poverty reduction. Less so at providing them with strategic direction. Two staffers explain the redesign of management practices that is supposed to make OP2000 a much more effective CED intermediary.

2002 National CED Conference: Over 400 delegates, 60 workshops and plenary sessions on issues of CED practice and policy, keen provincial and federal participation – participants are describing this Winnipeg event as a watershed in Canada’s CED movement.

“Asking the Right Questions:” The Canadian CED Network is undertaking three research projects: a comprehensive census of CED organizations and initiatives in Canada, and national inventories of resources and government funding programs.

Book Review: Worker Participation On the basis of 30 years of industrial activity in the Pacific Northwest, John Pencavel has written a thorough assessment of the role and future of worker co-ops in the forest sector.

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