Placentia West Development Association
Organization profile published 1981

Publisher:  Placentia West Development Association, Placentia Bay, Canada
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2281

The Placentia West Development Association is one of 42 regional development associations now operating in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Abstract:  The Placentia West Development Association is one of 42 regional development associations now operating in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. A regional development association is essentially a group of people who work together in an organization to identify local problems and to plan and develop human and material resources. Membership is open to every adult in the region. Each community forms its own local committee and elects representatives to the Board of Directors of each association. One of the chief goals of the associations is to have the voice of local people heard in local development, planning and action. The associations receive financial and consultative assistance from the Department of Regional Economic Expansion and the Department of Rural, Agricultural and Northern Development.

Ten communities belong to the Placentia West Development Association. Some projects underway in the association include: 1) building wharves and other facilities that will facilitate a steady market for fish; 2) building a school/community centre, a road and a recreational centre; and 3) setting up a craft business and providing craft classes and 4) creating youth committees.
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