Community economic development in rural CanadaPublisher: Love Printing Services, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published: 1983
Book Type: Handbooks/Manuals
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX2805
A guide to developing a self-reliant process of asking the right questions in creating community-based employment in small, non-urban communities across Canada.
Abstract: The HANDBOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS is a addressed to "people who may be working on creating community-based employment in small, non-urban communities across Canada". Nevertheless, the HANDBOOK can easily be adapted to other circumstances. It has two distinct parts: community development and business development.Communities with the limited goal of developing a business enterprise could get by with reading the second part of this HANDBOOK, but those who have broader, more comprehensive goals will have to address the community development principales presented in the first part.
The HANDBOOK presents questions for each community to examine and answer for itself rather than "expert" answers provided by well-meaning outside technical assistants. The authors warn that the HANDBOOK should not be used as a source of answers but as a guide to developing a self-reliant process of asking the right questions. The book contains checklists to guide community actions,case studies, and information on leadership, the hiring of consultants, and the balance between social and economic factors. The experiences of Irish Moss harvesters on P.E.I., New Dawn Enterprise in Sydney, N.S., the Jamestown Lumber Company of Newfoundland, and the Fogo Island Co-op in Newfoundland are summarized.
Table of Contents
To the Reader
1. Community Development
i) Getting Started
ii) The Planning Group and the Community
iii) Processes for Community Development
iv) A Community Plan
2. Business Development
i) Ideas for Business Enterprises
ii) The Feasibility of Your Idea
iii) A Corporate Form
iv) The Board of Directors, Management and the Organized Approach
vi) The Last Word
Appendix 1: Information Resources
Appendix 2. Suggested Readings