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BALTA Bits & Bites - Spring 2008
(BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA), 2008-07)
This is the quarterly newsletter of the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA). It contains news about BALTA and social economy developments in Alberta and British Columbia.
Natural Resources, Local Development, Social Enterprise
Mark Cabaj in his “Peoples History” of CED and the Social Economy notes the fundamental and pervasive role of natural resources in the evolution of Canada’s peoples and communities.. Landscapes carved by natural forces ...
Introduction to SE Reader
The wide ranging articles in this volume engage us in the critical reflections and learning of individuals, groups, organizations, enterprises and institutions that are in the trenches, actors and researchers who believe ...
(Rural Secretariat Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2004-06)
Written as a national policy paper for the Rural Secretariat, this paper provides a succinct and clear overview of several rural trends, challenges, strategies, and policy options for increasing the sustainability of rural ...
Project C9-2007 - CED and Social Economy Policy Inventory in B.C. and Alberta (Phase One)
The work on policy outlined in this annex is conceived of as a first phase in an ongoing project that will extend beyond one year. In developing and implementing an inventory of federal and provincial legislation, policies, ...
Spinning the Web of Supports: Building the Infrastructure of the Social Economy
The idea of a web of supports being of central importance to the revitalization and renewal of a particular place, or to the development of social enterprises, has been amply illustrated in several of the contributions ...
Tracking Progress - Some Issues and Tools
Tracking progress is easy to say and hard to do. It becomes even harder in an era when tracking progress and accountability have often been morphed into rigid patterns of bean counting. People working in the trenches are ...
Taking the YouthBuild Challenge
(Making Waves, 2002)
Many 21st century dilemmas will defy small-scale solutions. Here's a way to scale up a hugely successful youth at risk program started in the U.S. with some innovative ways of mobilizing Credit Union financing; the aim - ...
The Ecology Of Success: The Problem Of Scaling Up What Works In CED
(Making Waves, 2000)
This is the keystone article of this volume, with respect to the challenge of scaling up innovations achieving demonstrable results. Lizbeth Schorr, one of America’s foremost researchers on the subject, distills the lessons ...
Performance Measurement, Development Indicators and Aboriginal Economic Development
(Performance Measurement, Development Indicators and Aboriginal Economic Development, 2002)
This report defines the language of outcomes, indicators, and performance measures and then summarizes a review of applications of several strategies and tools for tracking progress that have been developed since the late ...