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2008 Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Day --- May 24, 2008!

2008 Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Day --- May 24, 2008!

It’s time to start planning!

Do you want to celebrate youth involvement in co-ops in Saskatchewan? If you are interested in organizing a Co-op Youth Day event in your community, or you would like a co-op in your community to organize an event, contact us for the Co-op Youth Day Planning Toolkit to help get you started!

Youth in CED: Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op

This profile is one of fifteen stories examining youth involvement in community economic development (CED).

The Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op is a community centre where youth from Saskatoon's core neighbourhoods have the opportunity to become involved in economic ventures with co-operative and environmental themes. The youth are involved in a working co-operative in which their ideas provide the inspiration for work projects and they share the profits earned by these projects.

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Storytelling Newcomers' Experience with CED in Canada

Many communities in Canada are using community economic development (CED) to successfully combat socioeconomic decline and build strong community-based organizations that contribute to citizen participation and the cultural diversity of their communities. CED refers to holistic, community-led approaches to building stronger communities.

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Creating Opportunities – Optimizing Possibilities: The role of co-ops in assisting immigrants and refugees in Canada

This paper is a starting point for a discussion about the role the co-operative sector can play in assisting immigrants and refugees in Canada and the role that the immigrant and refugee community can itself play in revitalizing Canadian communities through the co-op model. The emphasis is on mutual learning and the sharing of new ideas and practices. We discuss the strengths that immigrants and refugees bring to Canada as well as the barriers they face in their goal to create new lives for themselves and their families.

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