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Cultivating Community Economies: Tools for Building a Liveable World

Organization: 
The Community Economies Collective
Author: 
J.K. Gibson-Graham & the Community Economies Collective

The Community Economies Collective (CEC) seeks to bring about more sustainable and equitable forms of development by acting on new ways of thinking about economies and politics. Building on J.K. Gibson-Graham’s feminist critique of political economy, the CEC challenges two problematic aspects of how “the economy” is understood: seeing it as inevitably capitalist, and separating the economy from ecology.

Format: 
Document
Categories: 
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Source: 
Org
Theme: 

Communicating on Race and Racial Economic Equity

Organization: 
Prosperity Now

Over the last few years, Prosperity Now has increasingly focused on developing and strengthening its approach to addressing racial economic inequality and advancing racial wealth equity. In 2015, we launched the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to integrate a racial economic equity lens, framework and analysis to focus our work and bring expertise to this issue.

Format: 
Research report
Categories: 
Racialized Groups
Source: 
Org
Theme: 

Demanding the Right to the City and the Right to Housing (R2C/R2H): Best Practices for Supporting Community Organizing

Organization: 
Parkdale Community Legal Services
Author: 
Martine August & Cole Webber

This research report explores how progressive social agencies and non-profits (including legal clinics) can support community organizing pursuing the aims of the Right to the City (R2C) and Right to Housing (R2H) agendas. R2C/R2H theories and movements seek transformative social change to achieve urban social justice, emphasizing that cities and housing should be built for people, and not for profit.

Format: 
Research report
Categories: 
Community ownership
Housing & Real Estate
Source: 
Org
Theme: 

Downtown Eastside 2019 Social Enterprise Impact Report

Organization: 
Buy Social Canada

WHEN MILTON FRIEDMAN SAID, “There is one and only one social responsibility of business– to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits …” he could not have been more wrong when it comes to social enterprise business models in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

Year: 
2019
Format: 
Research report
Categories: 
Local economy
Planning and Evaluation
Research & Development
Social Economy & Social Enterprise
Theme: 

Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place: Workforce Development Meets Industrial Revitalization

Organization: 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Author: 
Patricia Voltolini and David Greenberg

Connecting Local People to the Prosperity of Place cover

Year: 
2019
Format: 
Research report
Case study
Categories: 
Job Training
Local economy
Poverty Reduction
Social Justice
Source: 
Weblink

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