Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorBrian Wharf, Michael Clague

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Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences tells the story of community development in Canada, with the objective of determining lasting legacies and extracting lessons from the varied experiences. This edited volume has a number of objectives. First, it traces the beginnings of community organizing in Quebec and Anglophone Canada. Second, the book tells the stories of some of the significant initiatives from both community and state during the 'heydey' years - initiatives such as TheCompany of Young Canadians, Opportunities for Youth, and the Local Initatives Program. Third, it describes some current initiatives like feminist organizing and the environmental movement, in an era of diminished and ever-decreasing resources. Fourth, the book attempts the ambitious task ofidentifying who participates in community organizing activities and analyses the early 'heyday' and current experiences in community organizing in order to extract lessons and identify legacies.

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Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences tells the story of community development in Canada, with the objective of determining lasting legacies and extracting lessons from the varied experiences. This edited volume has a number of objectives. First, it traces the beginnings of community organizing in Quebec and Anglophone Canada. S...

Brian Wharf, Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Section I1. Brian Wharf: Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences2. Jim Lotz: The Beginning of Community Development in English-Speaking Canada3. Jean Panet-Raymond and Robert Mayer: The History of Community Development in Quebec4. Deena White: Contradictory Participation: Reflections on Community Action in Quebec5. Michael Clague: Thirty Turbulent Years: Community Development and the Organization of Health and Social Services in British ColumbiaSection II6. Jennifer Keck and Wayne Fulks: Meaningful Work and Community Betterment: The Case of Opportunities for Youths and Local Initiative Projects, 1971-19737. Dal Broadhead, Stewart Goodings and Mary Broadhead: The Company of Young Canadians8. Teresa McNeill: Assessing the Gap Between Community Development Practice and Regional Development Policy9. Mikael Lewis: Community Economic Development: Making the Link between Economic Development and Social EquitySection III10. Marilyn Callahan: Feminist Community Organizing in Canada: Postcards from the Edge11. Kathy Absolon and Elaine Hebert: Community Action as a Practice of Freedom: A First Nations Perspective12. Frank Tester: From the Ground Up: Community Development as an Environmental Movement13. Rosemarie Popham, David I. Hay and Colin Hughes: Campaign 2000 to End Child Poverty: Building and Sustaining a MovementSection IV14. Joan Wharf Higgins: Who Participates? Citizen Participation in Health Reform in B.C.15. Brian Wharf and Michael Clague: Lessons and Legacies

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"This book has two objectives: "to tell some stories about community development in Canada, and to determine if there are any lasting legacies of the many and varied experiences portrayed." It is a collection of 15 articles organized in four sections, and it is in these individualcontributions that the strength of the book lies." -- Pete Hudson, writing in Canadian Social Work Review, 14:2 (Summer) 1998, pp. 222-223.