Canadian perspectives on community development / edited by Sarah Todd and Sébastien Savard.

  • Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, [2020]
  • ©2020
1 online resource (276 pages) : 2 illustrations.


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Founded in a perspective that speaks to the diversity of contexts and processes used across Canada, this work is nevertheless firmly grounded in theory, offering an in-depth analysis geared toward advanced study in community practice. This depth is further strengthened by the diversity of topics represented in this collective work: community work in various regions of the country exploring issues of poverty and environmental activism; community work with immigrants and refugees, and with trans communities; feminist community organizing as well as organizing with persons with disabilities and with members of linguistic communities; and, finally, artsbased community work with the elderly.
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  • Introduction / Sarah Todd and Sebastien Savard
  • (Re)creating recreation and sport activities in Indigenous communities : a health-promotion approach for social work / Lynn Frances Lavallee
  • Supporting community connections in later life : the role of community-engaged arts / Elaine Moody and Alison Phinney
  • Organizing within communities that have experienced collective trauma : tensions, contradictions, and possibilities / Bill Lee, Mirna Caranza, Susan McGrath, and Ken Moffatt
  • Community development in Atlantic Canada : case studies in three sectors of activity in Acadian communities in New Brunswick / Omer Chouinard, Andre Leclerc, Julie Guillemot, Maurice Beaudin, Majella Simard, and Gilles Martin
  • Queering and querying : hope for critical queer theory in community practice / Dillon Black
  • Collective action and interventions in Quebec / Andre-Anne Parent and Denis Bourque
  • Poverty, inequalities, and collective intervention strategies / Yvan Comeau
  • Feminist organizing in Canada / Claudia Lahaie, Sarah Todd, and Alicia Kalmanovitch
  • Community development and francophone-minority communities : study based on a social-capital model / Sebastien Savard and Dominique Charbonneau
  • Immigrant organizing and the community / Jane Ku
  • Community organizing with immigrants and refugees / David Este and Christa Sato
  • Fostering effective public policy for climate change and a renewable-energy economy : policy influencing and capacity building as community practice / Mishka Lysack
  • "Nothing about us without us" : (dis)ability community development in Nova Scotia / Judy MacDonald, Sarah Cooper, and Melissa Myers
  • Critical perspectives on community work with youth / Katherine Occhiuto and Sarah Todd
  • Conclusion : the Canadian context of community work / Sarah Todd and Sebastien Savard.
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