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: Canadas 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.
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
SASKATOONS 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 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
TAKING THE YOUTHBUILD CHALLENGE
Heres 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
COINS 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 drivers seat of regional industrial development,
Ojibway-speaking Pikangikum is developing a forest management
plan informed by the elders knowledge of the land and their
grandchildrens 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.
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?
Making Waves: Canada's CED Magazine
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