Doing Community Economic Development

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John Loxley, Kathleen Sexsmith, Jim Silver

Year: 2007

Challenging traditional notions of development, these essays critically examine bottom-up, community economic development strategies in a wide variety of contexts: as a means of improving lives in northern, rural and inner-city settings; shaped and driven by women and by Aboriginal people; aimed at employment creation for the most marginalized. most authors have employed a participatory research methodology. The essays are the product of a broader, three-year community-university research collaboration with a focus on the strengths and difficulties of participatory, capacity-building strategies for those marginalized by the competitive, profit-seeking forces of capitalism. no easy answers are offered, but many exciting initiatives with great potential are described and critically evaluated.

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 • Introduction (Silver & Loxley)
 • The State of CED in Winnipeg (Loxley)
 • The Impact of Hydroelectric Development on Grand Rapids, Manitoba (Kulchyski & Neckoway)
 • Government Policy towards CED in Manitoba in the 1960s and 1970s (Fernandez)
 • Social Housing and CED Initiatives in Inner-City Winnipeg (Skelton, Selig & Deane)
 • Urban Aboriginal Community Development (Silver, Ghorayshi, Hay & Klyne)
 • Improving the Lives and Livelihoods of Women through Socially Transformative Practice (Amyot)
 • CED to Reduce Young Women’s Poverty and Poverty-Related Conditions (McCracken)
 • Moving Low-Income, Inner-city People into Good Jobs (Loewen & Silver)
 • Can Call Centres Contribute to Manitoba’s CED? (Guard)
 • Aboriginal Students and the Digital Divide (Deane & Sullivan)
 • Aboriginal Labour and the Garment Industry in Winnipeg (Weist & Willmott)
 • Aboriginal Employment in the Banking Sector in Manitoba (Sexsmith & Pettman)
 • Manitoba Alternative Food Production and Farm Marketing Models (Doucette & Koroluk)
 • Agricultural Land Trusts (Hamilton)
 • Economics for CED Practitioners (Loxley & Lamb)
 • Local Participation and Democratic State Restructuring (Sheldrick)
 • Reflections on Accomplishments and Challenges (Loxley & Silver)