Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences
Oxford University Press, Canada
Community Organizing: Canadian Experiences tells the story of community development in Canada, with the objective of determining lasting legacies and extracting lessons from the varied experiences. This edited volume has a number of objectives. First, it traces the beginnings of community organizing in Quebec and Anglophone Canada. Second, the book tells the stories of some of the significant initiatives from both community and state during the 'heydey' years - initiatives such as The Company of Young Canadians, Opportunities for Youth, and the Local Improvement Program. Third, it describes some current initiatives like feminist organizing and the environmental movement, in an era of diminished and ever-decreasing resources. Fourth, the book attempts the ambitious tasks of identifying who participates in community organizing activities and analyses the early 'heyday' and current experiences in community organizing in order to extract lessons and identify legacies.