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Canadian perspectives on community development

Canadian perspectives on community development

Author: Sarah Todd; Sébastien Savard
Publisher: [Ottawa, Ontario] : University of Ottawa Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Politics and public policy (University of Ottawa Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Canadian perspectives on community development.
Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Todd; Sébastien Savard
ISBN: 9780776628646 077662864X 9780776628851 0776628852
OCLC Number: 1088537182
Description: 356 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: (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, André 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 / André-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 / Sébastien 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: Canadian context of community work / Sarah Todd and Sébastien Savard --
Series Title: Politics and public policy (University of Ottawa Press)
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Todd and Sébastien Savard.


This book presents a theory of community development that attends to multiple aspects of diversity and marginalization in contemporary Canadian society. It will be of particular value to graduate  Read more...


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