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by Mike LewisKristianstad is district municipality scattered across 1300 square kilometers of prime agricultural land in southeast Sweden. The largest of its 25 communities has a population of 33,000...
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The Citizens of Teslin Tlingit First Nation (see photo, above) didn’t start out with the intention to “improve their resilience.” They weren’t asking themselves how they could strengthen their...
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SummaryIn southeastern Sweden, Kristianstad (population 77,000) is home to vibrant agricultural and food-processing industries and to Absolut Vodka. It was also the first municipality in the western...
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While many organizations have clear ideas about the businesses they are after, their experience and knowledge when it comes to starting and running successful businesses. Similarly, committee and...
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Venture development is of central importance to any strategy that seeks to build an economic base controlled by the community. At bottom, venture development is the process through which business...
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Pour réduire les écarts en santé entre les Canadiens, les gouvernements doivent restructurer les autorités sanitaires régionales qui permettront de faciliter l'engagement communautaire et l'...
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A primary purpose of health care reform must be to reduce the unconscionable disparities in health experienced by different groups of Canadians. It's an agenda that has more to do with social and...
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Hard-hit by technological displacement, Québec has become a hotbed of community-based initiative in the realm of job creation. Bill Ninacs' analysis of how they 'close the loop' between the public...
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Economically prostrate in the mid 1980s, the town of Revelstoke, B.C. has demonstrated how a small community can regain a say in its economic future. Its latest claim to fame: RCFC, a community-owned...
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The Edmonton Recycling Society shows how economic activities can be environmentally sound, provide meaningful employment to people with disabilities, and earn a competitive rate of return. But ERS...