Making Waves: Canada?s Community Economic Development Magazine
Posted by on April 19, 2002
From: Don McNair
Please find below a brief summary of the articles published in the Summer 2002 issue of ?Making Waves: Canada?s Community Economic Development Magazine.? Its theme is the engagement of young people in community-based economic development and the direction in which this next generation of CED leaders will take the movement. For more information, including sample articles from this and past issues, visit http://www.cedworks.com and select ?Making Waves? (or ?Youth & CED?) on the menu bar.
To publish this special, extended edition, we have received generous support from the Vancouver Foundation, Canadian Rural Partnership, VanCity Community Foundation, The Muttart Foundation, VanCity Savings Credit Union (Community Partnerships), the Rural Development Institute, the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), and Tradeworks Training Society (Vancouver, B.C.).
The spontaneous, even chaotic development of the Coop?rative jeunesse de services to date is indicative of the flexibility and capacity of this worker co-op training model for mobilizing teenagers to entrepreneurship and community action.
FROM THE GROUND UP
LifeCycles, a nonprofit dedicated to raise awareness and take action in issues of food, health, and urban sustainability in Victoria, has used CED initiatives to bring an entrepreneurial edge to its work and all the tension of for-profit business.
ALL-A-BOARD YOUTH VENTURES
Youth@risk programming achieves a whole new level at All-A- Board. It uses an upscale restaurant and woodworking shop to train youth in general employability and marketable skills, and to generate 40% of its budget. What comes first, the training or the sales? Both.
SASKATOON?S CORE NEIGHBOURHOOD YOUTH CO-OP
CNYC is the structure through which street-wise, ethnically-diverse young people exercise an environmental ethic, community responsibility, and some degree of power in the marketplace.
To counter the magnetic appeal of Qu?bec City and Montr?al to young Portneuvois, some very conventional clubs, agencies, and institutions have achieved a very unconventional level of co-ordination in the name of youth retention and empowerment.
GROW YOUNG LOCALLY
To reconnect their way of life to a local food supply and to the land itself, young residents of a northern town are building an organic market garden with assistance from the Community Futures Development Corporation.
TAKING THE YOUTHBUILD CHALLENGE
Here?s a way to link youth construction training with national and local sources of development finance to build affordable housing, citizenship, and to solve the on-coming labour shortage in the construction sector.
COIN?S FLEXIBLE VENTURE DEVELOPMENT NETWORK
This community-based enterprise development system incubates entrepreneurial opportunities for un- and underemployed young people in Peterborough, with venture R&D provided by business people and students and faculty from neighbouring colleges.
PIKANGIKUM AT THE CROSSROADS
To stay in the driver?s seat of regional industrial development, Ojibway-speaking Pikangikum is developing a forest management plan informed by the elders? knowledge of the land and their grandchildren?s knowledge of the computer.
A GUIDE TO CAREERS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Stewart Perry reviews Shabecoff and Brophy’s inspiring compendium of the paths available to people interested in pursuing community revitalization as a profession.
DREAMING, TANGIBLY ?
The Saskatchewan Youth Network Against Racism (SYNAR) takes local action against problems that have global implications: abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. They’re ready to talk, listen, and learn about community economic development. Can more experienced practitioners say the same?
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