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BALTA Highlights Report - January 3, 2007
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2007-01)
An update/newsletter on development of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA).
Place-based Public Policy: Towards a New Urban and Community Agenda for Canada
(Canadian Policy Research Networks, 2005-03)
To inform the efforts to address this new policy challenge now under way across Canada, this paper explores experiences in Britain, Europe and the United States. Governments there started earlier than Canada and have ...
Review of Placing the Social Economy by Amin, Cameron, Hudson in 2002
This book offers a challenging assessment of the merits of the social economy, with far-reaching implications for policy and attitudes towards the social economy. It analyses the performance of this sector in different parts ...
Co-ops, the social economy, and CED in Quebec
(Making Waves, 2001)
Understanding the relationship between CED and the co-operative movement in Quebec
The Potluck Café: Navigating the "twilight zone" of social enterprise
(Making Waves, 2004)
Since 2001, a small shop in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside has been serving 1000s of meals to some of the city's most sick and isolated residents, while training and employing others in food preparation. Now, after three ...
Are Outcomes The Best Outcome?
(Making Waves, 2000)
This commentary challenges the obsession with outcomes as part of the preoccupation with accountability. It recognises the need for clearly defined targets, but it argues that many crucial and equally important developments ...
Assets, Equity, & Empowerment: At Quint, Housing Is One Part of the Community Development Equation
(Making Waves, 1998)
Since its launch in 1995, Quint Development Corporation has skillfully fused local determination with outside expertise, money, & political influence. This article was written before the results were in. Since, Quint's ...
Death Of A Co-op: The Quesnel Hardwood Co-Operative
(Making Waves, 2003)
Struggling to survive drastic restructuring in BC's forest industry, small-time harvesters and processors in Quesnel, BC combined forces. They created a co-op to channel "nuisance" birch and aspen into hardwood markets in ...
Tree Farm…or Community Forest? Revelstoke CFC cannot hope to realise sustainable practices until provincial forest legislation changes
(Making Waves, 1996)
While generally supportive of the progress made by the community-owned forest corporation in Revelstoke, according to these authors, it is not a real community forest. They claim it cannot be under provincial forest ...
Success without Succession? Reflections on the Building and Sustaining of Social Enterprise
(Making Waves, 2006)
Inner City Development Inc. was established in the summer of 2002 to provide good jobs to people in Winnipeg’s inner city who live in poverty and who are marginalized by systemic discrimination. For more than four years, ...