- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: Social health is a !Indicator | Indicators | measuring | metrics | indicator | indicators | Measured | trends | baseline | status | profile of a healthy economy. Healthy communities create stability, create networks of trust, foster learning and networking, and are critical for innovation. They attract skilled workers, who are critical to competitiveness. They are therefore recognised as the "engines of nations," and it is important to develop quality of life factors and provide social infrastructure. This includes addressing issues such as racial tension, poverty, employment and housing issues, social exclusion. drug abuse and domestic violence.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: Government can intervene by investing in the supply of amenities, supporting entities such as developers willing to build affordable housing, and providing land or land trusts to muncipalities and nonprofit corporations. Rehabilitation of land, policies, incentives and tax credits can also be used, as well as focusing on setting good wage conditions, government benefit programs, and lower the cost of basics such as utilities and transportation for affected groups.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: Communities are involved in activities such as food banks and shelters. Habitat for Humanity and the World Vision Canada Aboriginal Council provide aid in constructing housing.
- From Shared Space Chapter 2 - Organizing for complexity: Understanding complexity is another challenge, "wicked problems". For example, poverty concentration factors include teenage pregnancy, single-parent families, lack of education and poor literacy, higher levels of chronic and mental illness, housing instability, substance abuse, crime, and disproportionate reliance on government income programs.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: In creating new stock, collaborative work such as the Quality of Life CHALLENGE in BC linked federal, provincial, municipal government, institutions and community groups with the Housing Affordability Partnership. The flow of capital was coordinated, and housing trust funds set up. Total funds leverage 14 times the amount from provincial and federal government. By-law was influenced to join up work, create linkage and scale up efforts.
- From MW150113 - CED & Social Economy in Canada - A People's History.pdf: 8000 community based organizations in Québec, in old (resource, factory) and new (social, housing, tourism) services. 120000 people, 7% of provincial income, due to history (eg caisses populaires). Law vs poverty.
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: An issue is that clusters operate at cross purposes, are disconnected, have too few links, and a lack of collaboration. Therefore the communities agenda is tasked with creating healthy resilience clusters by improving links between cluster actors. It may be necessary to fill gaps first, for example, addressing affordable housing. It is also tasked with improving links, and finally to improve links between communities and government.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: The first Quality of Life Indicators report in 1999 provided a baseline for population, community, affordability, housing, workforce, health, community safety and participation; in 2005 charts changes and expands scope. This provides a sense of the current status and changing profile, and a base for exploring data. The data provided a contradictory picture, reflecting a need to revise the knowledge base and monitoring progress.
- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: The sustenance cluster focuses on decent affordable housing, adequate income, and health.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: Non profit or social housing are often confronted with 'not in my backyard' syndrome, which can be countered by levering financial capital for community economic development.
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: Building knowledge for different interventions requires a focus on different clusters; affordable housing, homeless and income security conforms to sustenance; child care, social networks and literacy to adaptation; recreation, cultural expression or local decision-making to engagement; skills training, employment and asset creation to the opportunities cluster.
- From MW150107 - Common Ground.pdf - Social Economy & CED: Social tasks - learning | school | training | train, housing, health and security, active culture & recreation, engage