DEVERIC Information Centre
Year Published: 1981
Organization profile published 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2316
The DEVERIC Information Centre offers a wide variety of materials on economic and social development in the Third World and here in Canada.
Abstract: The DEVERIC Information Centre offers a wide variety of materials on economic and social development in the Third World and here in Canada. Over 590 books have been catalogued and cross-indexed for easy use; more than thirty periodicals are received regularly and extensive newsclipping files of local and international news sources are maintained. There are also fifteen slide/tape shows and films which deal with issues of social, economic and political concern. The Centre exists to assist the educational efforts of OXFAM-Canada and other Maritime organizations. DEVERIC is housed in the OXFAM-Canada office where the OXFAM staff are available to suggest other information sources and in some cases are able to provide well-informed resource people on particular topics. With financial donations from Canadians, OXFAM-Canada supports self-help projects in developing countries throughout the world. In Canada, OXFAM's education program promotes an awareness of the problems these communities face, and possible solutions. OXFAM works with trade unions, farmers, schools, church groups and community organizations by providing educational materials and resource people for discussions on international and local development issues.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.