Staying True, Staying the Course
Lessons from 10 Successful Community Service Organizations In British Columbia, 1997–2008
Principal Investigator and Writer
in collaboration with
Leslie Kemp and Juliet Huntly
It is not sufficient for a voluntary community service organization to merely survive the vagaries of funding or the turbulence of constantly changing social conditions. The challenge is not only to survive, but to do so with the organization’s integrity intact. In doing so it is able to demonstrate it is making a qualitative difference in the lives of the people and community it serves.
This study tells the stories of 10 such organizations in British Columbia over a ten year period. It is based on interviews with board, staff, volunteers, clients and funders. These interviews produced the dominant themes which form the 14 chapters.
It has been prepared as a resource manual for all who are engaged in similar work.
Building Local and Global Democracy
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BUILDING LOCAL AND GLOBAL DEMOCRACY presents unique case studies, topical analysis and reflections on engaging citizens in building local and global democracy. It explores the relationships between local and global initiatives in enhancing citizen engagement and participatory democracy, within the framework of globalization and an increased emphasis on security.
The publication is the result of a learning circles series initiated by the Carold Institute in 2004 bringing together academics, civil society and education practitioners from Canada, the US and Brazil.
- PREFACE (PDF, 156 Kb) Alan Thomas
- INTRODUCTION (PDF, 184 Kb) Diane Laberge
- SECURITY FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY (PDF, 320 Kb)
Christine Laliberté in collaboration with Peter Broder
- SECURITY AND CITIZENS: NEW DEFINITIONS AND NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT (PDF, 284 Kb)
- CAPACITY BUILDING IN KITAMAAT (PDF, 224 Kb) Mark Selman
- DEMOCRATIZING KNOWLEDGE: THE EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS (PDF, 268 Kb)
- PORTO ALEGRE AND THE PARTICIPATORY BUDGET: CIVIC EDUCATION, POLITICS AND THE POSSIBILITIES FOR REPLICATION (PDF, 504 Kb) Rebecca Abers
- EQUITERRE: FROM IDEALISM TO INDIVIDUAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM (PDF, 300 Kb) Sidney Ribaux
- CONCLUSION (PDF, 236 Kb) Diane Laberge
- ANNEX: FRAMING PAPER FOR THE PROJECT (PDF, 208 Kb)
Citizenship and Globalization
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This symposium, organized by the Carold Institute, was an exploration of the democratic worldview that social movements are pursuing, and their strategies for local and global citizenship.
- THE WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN: A POLITICAL ACTION TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD (PDF, 704 Kb)
- HUMAN RIGHTS DISCUSSION PAPER (PDF, 252 Kb) John W. Foster
- CITIZENSHIP AND GLOBALISATION: EXPLORING PARTICIPATION AND DEMOCRACY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (PDF, 288 Kb)
- THE SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY: TOWARDS AN ‘ALTERNATIVE’ GLOBALISATION (PDF, 368 Kb) Nancy Neamtan
Voluntary Action and Organization in Canada :
The Last Decade and Beyond
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Report of the 1999 Clare Clark Memorial Symposium on “Voluntary Action and Organization in Canada : The Last Decade and Beyond”, co-sponsored by the Carold Institute and the George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Only available in English.