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Journal Cover Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research
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   ISSN (Print) 1920-9355 - ISSN (Online) 1920-9355
   Published by Association of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Editorial

    • Authors: Denyse Cote, JJ McMurtry
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a247
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • System Change Agents: A profile of elite grant-making foundation
           engagement in public policy

    • Authors: Peter R. Elson, Sara Hall
      Abstract: This study profiles the engagement of elite Canadian grant-making foundations in public policy.  There is a growing realization by public and private foundations alike that downstream community issues are not isolated from upstream policy and regulatory practices. Engagement in this context has been measured across five policy streams: policy research and issue identification; policy entrepreneurship and convening; policy advocacy; policy implementation; and policy evaluation and impact. Themes emerging from this research include: 1) a migration from program into policy engagement; 2) the utilization of multiple soft and hard policy tools; 3) simultaneous engagement across multiple policy streams; 4) engagement with both systems and agents; 5) engagement in policy implementation; and 6) a long-term commitment to a focused policy issue.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a222
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • Questioning Neoendogeneity: Cases of Community Economic Development
           Practice from Atlantic Canada

    • Authors: Tamara Antonia Krawchenko
      Abstract: Neoendogenous approaches to community economic development have risen to prominence in recent years. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has described such approaches as nothing less than “the new rural paradigm.” But is this paradigm reflected in practice? This research examines the community economic development landscape—from the perspectives of federal and provincial funders to that of community-based groups—through two Atlantic Canadian case studies (Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Montague, Prince Edward Island). Governmental funders are found to prioritize economic and business development objectives above social, cultural, and community-oriented ones. These preferences shape the types of projects that are funded and the community groups that propel them, undermining the adoption of truly neoendogenous, community-driven practices. Dans les dernières années, les approches néo-endogènes envers le développement économique communautaire ont cru en importance. L’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OECD) a décrit ces approches comme entraînant ni plus ni moins qu’un « nouveau paradigme rural ». Mais la pratique reflète-t-elle ce paradigme? Cette étude examine le contexte pour le développement communautaire économique—du point de vue des subventionneurs fédéraux et provinciaux et de celui des groupes communautaires—au moyen de deux études de cas menées dans deux villes des provinces de l’Atlantique (c’est-à-dire Marystown, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, et Montague, Île-du-Prince-Édouard). Il se trouve que les subventionneurs gouvernementaux donnent la priorité aux objectifs de développement économique et commercial aux dépens des objectifs sociaux, culturels et communautaires. Cette priorité a un impact sur les types de projets subventionnés et sur les groupes communautaires qui les appuient, entravant ainsi l’adoption de pratiques véritablement néo-endogènes dans les communautés.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a202
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • Concilier travail et soins à un proche au Canada: quel soutien des
           acteurs communautaire ?

    • Authors: Sarah Nogues, Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
      Abstract: S’il peut être satisfaisant de prendre soin d’un proche en perte d’autonomie, le rôle de proche-aidant engendre un certain nombre de tensions et des difficultés à se maintenir en emploi. Face à cette situation, les acteurs communautaires ont été désignés comme une source de soutien importante pour les proches-aidants. Il n’existe toutefois à notre connaissance aucune étude qualitative se penchant sur la relation de soutien entre organismes communautaires et proches-aidants en emploi. Suite à notre recherche comprenant 33 entrevues semi-directives auprès de proches-aidants actifs sur le marché du travail et d’organismes communautaires québécois, menée entre septembre 2014 et juin 2015 au Québec, nous constatons deux faits majeurs : 1) les acteurs communautaires ont le potentiel de constituer une réelle ressource pour concilier emploi et soins à un proche; 2) par contre, leurs services tendent à être méconnus et difficilement accessibles par la majorité des employés proches-aidants. However rewarding taking care of a relative can be, to be a caregiver causes multiple tensions and difficulties in remaining employed. In view of this issue, community organizations have been referred to as a great source of support for caregivers. However, to our knowledge, no qualitative study has ever focussed on the supportive relationship between the community sector and employed caregivers. Our study involved 33 semi-directive interviews with working caregivers and community organizations in Quebec between September 2014 and June 2015. It revealed two main facts: 1) community organizations have the potential to be a real source of support for work-care balance; 2) however, their services remain unknown and hard to access by the majority of employed caregivers.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a229
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • Is There a Credit Union Niche? Comparing Canadian Credit Union and
           Bank Branch Locations

    • Authors: John Maiorano, Laurie Mook, Jack Quarter
      Abstract: This study of credit union and bank branch locations and neighbourhoods in Canada seeks to discover if there is a distinct credit union niche. The study builds on an earlier paper of credit unions and banks in the US which found that credit unions in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Hampshire were more likely to be located in lower-income areas than bank branches (Mook, Maiorano & Quarter, 2015). In Canada, we find that credit union branches are over-represented in rural areas, and under-represented in large population centres relative to bank branches. Additionally, credit unions are overrepresented in middle income areas and underrepresented in high income areas compared to bank branches both at the national level and in all provinces where differences are statistically significant. Another significant finding is that while both credit unions and banks cater to marginalized communities, the type of marginalized communities they cater to distinguishes them. Making use of the Canadian Marginalization Index, we find credit union branches in Canada to be overrepresented in communities marginalized along the dimensions of Material Deprivation and Dependency, while bank branches are overrepresented in communities marginalized along the dimension of Residential Instability and Ethnic Concentration.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a236
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • Government-Nonprofit Relations in Times of Recession.

    • Authors: Ashley Rostamian
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a239
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
  • MB-Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and
           Communities Worldwide

    • Authors: Karen Schmidt
      Abstract: 2nd time luck!
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2016v7n2a246
      Issue No: Vol. 7 (2017)
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