New Issue: Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine

Posted by on May 6, 2006

The Winter 2005 edition of “Making Waves: Canada’s Community Economic Development Magazine” offers some very practical reflection on the meaning of leadership (particularly in very small communities).

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A Nation’s Economic Catalyst
Hupacasath, a small First Nation on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is figuring out how to use the skills, resources, and connections acquired in one project as the step up to the next, more challenging one. It’s srrategy is grounded in a far wider understanding of the community to which it belongs.

From High School Leaver to High Tech Worker
The new, knowledge-based economy need not exclude the disadvantaged – but it will if we don’t take a systemic approach to employment development. Here are five best practices in the preparation of young people for work in the technology sector.

A long-time activist urges community-based organizations to embed sensible procedure and protocols in their decision-making. Otherwise, participatory democracy can make for good ideology, but lousy results.

Speaking from the Heart
Photographic testimony indicates that community survival is not a matter of skills acquisition. It is an expression of a passionate attachment to place that much CED practice seriously underrates.

Traveling LITE
Local Employment Towards Employment has spent the last seven years coaxing the citizens of Winnipeg to “get political” with their charitable dollars. How best to sell such a message? Show people how much fun this alternative is.

Hidden Assets
Algoma University College, Ontario, has developed a simple, replicable method to measure the economic impact of nonprofit organizations and get this sector on the radar of local planners.

Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada’s CED Magazine
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