new edition of Making Waves

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From: Don McNair <mcnair at junction.net>

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 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.).   

Apologies for cross-postings.  

CONTENTS  

CONTAGIOUS ENERGY  

The spontaneous, even chaotic development of the Coopérative 
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 at 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.  

JEUNESSOR PORTNEUF  

To counter the magnetic appeal of Québec City and Montréal 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?  

Don McNair
Making Waves: Canada's CED Magazine
On-line CED Bookshop (www.cedworks.com)
NEW ADDRESS! Centre for Community Enterprise
1601 - 25th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1M8 CANADA
tel 250-542-7057 fax 250-542-7229 tel (toll-free) 1-888-255-6779





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