Northern Communities Working Together

Northern Communities Working Together

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The unique historical, economic, and social features of the Canadian North pose special challenges for the social economy a€“ a sector that includes nonprofits, co-operatives, social enterprises, and community economic development organizations. Northern Communities Working Together highlights the innovative ways in which Northerners are using the social economy to meet their economic, social, and cultural challenges while increasing local control and capabilities. The contributors focus on the special challenges of the North and their impact on the scope of the social economy, including analyses of land claim organizations, hunter support programs, and Indigenous conceptions of the social economy. A welcome resource for scholars and policy-makers studying any aspect of the Canadian North, Northern Communities Working Together is a major contribution to the literature on the social economy in Canada.Actors that primarily assist new co-ops are particularly effective in the regions they support by providing important legal and structural knowledge. ... In Canada, some funding and grants are usually available for co-ops, but there is a gap when it comes to accessing start-up, operational, ... new or additional loans, lines of credit, or credit cards in 2007 made their request to a credit union or caisse populaire.

Title:Northern Communities Working Together
Author:Chris Southcott
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2015-05-07


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