Community-Based Equity

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The Social Investment Organization inaugurates an information service to equip people with the information they need to make socially responsible investments.
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Analysis from the perspective of community-based organizations looking for social capital has tended to emphasize the inadequacy of the supply to their demands. In fact, a great volume of capital is...
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The main activity of CBLDC is the finance and construction of affordable housing. But its charter allows it to engage in other community business development, and to administer the benefit plan....
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A few government programs are beginning to recognize the importance of the community, both as a source of capital and as the appropriate level for decision-making and accountability. But government...
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Canada's chartered banks use their privileged position to prosper in hard times at the expense of small business, our social welfare system, and Canadian taxpayers as a whole. The newly formed...
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In 1990 the government of Saskatchewan instituted a guarantee program for a class of bonds to be issued by 'community bond corporations' for financing the creation or expansion of local business...
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In these excerpts from her presentation to the federal Standing Committee on Industry (March 1994), the author argues for change to our banking system so that 'our banks only succeed if Canadians...
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Some recent initiatives and trends indicate that LSVCCs could become significant allies of Canada's community eceonomic development movement. Nevertheless, LSVCCs are not specifically designed to...
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The best measure of economic health - personal and collective - lies not in spending and consumption, but saving and investment. The individual development account brings that wisdom to assisting the...
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Guest editor Ted Jackson presents a 5-point program of local and national action to correct the undercapitalization of community-based initiatives: study and discuss financial strategy and tactics;...