Co-operatives

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Effective CED requires different instruments - private sector, government, social economy - playing in harmony. How is this to be achieved in the new century, when both economic development and...
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The co-ops emerging in B.C.'s resource sector are not just local efforts to shore up the jobs lost to corporate forestry and fisheries. Co-operators are integrating value-added businesses into an...
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To re-integrate the co-operative and CED movements, make a start where the two intersect: the "community businesses" that are commercially viable, but ultimately seek to empower people and improve a...
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The scale of operations which global commerce deems competitive is liable to make co-operatives as rootless as any investor-focussed company. We require bold leadership that keeps the interests of...
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Whereas Canadian practitioners of CED once applied internationally what they had learned at home, the cumulative experience of developing co-operatives overseas has much to "teach the teachers."
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When people are in the water, throw them a life-ring, not a helicopter. Good CED practice demands recognizing the prerequisites built into different business structures.
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Their exclusiveness puts them at odds with some co-operators and CED activists. NGCs are nevertheless an effective instrument of rural revitalization, when housed within a CED strategy.
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Although they are in urgent need of economic innovation, the fishing ports off the north Atlantic may not be ready for co-operatives. So the co-op federation is expanding its range of services and...
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How best can women transform their affinity for co-operatism into viable, empowering enterprises? A CED practitioner has some insights.
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Local, non-governmental contractors may well outperform the bureaucrats in service delivery - assuming communities have social capital adequate to the job. What kind of business offers efficiency and...