- From Shared Space Chapter 1 - Reaching for Resilience: Clusters share and must be supported and sustained by infrastructure - "quality foundations" - which include a skilled and adaptable workforce, education, capital and advanced physical infrastructure.
- 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: Safe and clean human habitats comprise the foundation of well being," and are a global social objective based on the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 200, the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements in 1996, and Agenda 21 in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in 1992. Statistics show a lack of proper food, shelter, and clothing in Canada, leading to health, social and economic problems.
- From Transforming or Reforming Capitalism - Chapter 3 - Lamb "Towards an Economic Theory of Community Economic Development": Exportable commodities are the basis of export theory, where regional advantages in production and transportation are used, often bolstered through government or external capital subsidies in infrastructure, and the community strengths, such as marketing organizations, credit and transport facilities, are enhanced. Total economic activity is based on exports (basic), with a non-export (non-basic) local economy. Cyclical sensitivities are determined by the elasticity of staples (eg essentials vs luxuries). The community's success is determined by the success of its exports, affected by fall in demand, exhaustion of a natural resource, uncompetitive resource costs or technological change. Transportation development or higher income may result in more (but uneven) export opportunities, bringing new capital.
- From 503 notes from September 14, 2008: new kinds of social infrastructure
- From Shared Space - Chapter 3 - Working in the Shared Space: The Community Foundations of Canada launched a civic indicator on the Toronto Community Foundation's Vital Signs project, which measures and grades vitality in common areas and those unique to communities. Funded by the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, community foundations in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Waterloo region will use this instrument.
- From MW150102 - Editorial - The End of the Beginning.pdf: Emphasis since 2004 on celebrating; communicating (especially to English press/population); educate to senior civil servants, present at important meetings. Need to strengthen dialogue between CCEDNet, networks and movement with shared values goals, members including credit unions, women | Women's groups, Aboriginal and anti-poverty groups, Community Futures Development Corporations, union | unions movement, business | businesses sectors (especially those with social mandates); evaluate (specify strategy | strategies uses, eg capacity building, research not just for academically-led research projects, defining patient capital, is it meeting social economy enterprise needs, organizing for the right !Collaboration | collaboration | Partnership | partnership | synergistic | partner | collaborative - Québecers better prepared because of Foundation | foundation, for human capital, better integration of existing programs - 5-city demonstration project advocate by Learning Enrichment Foundation and CCEDNet, cost-benefit research for integrated, outcomes | Outcome | Outcomes-driven approaches. Looking to allies in Martin government; activate, Innovation | emerging | Emerging | modernization, agitate.
- From MW150107 - Common Ground.pdf - Social Economy & CED: Economic tasks - local equity and ownership, accessible credit, readiness for job creation, plan, research and advocate, infrastructure
- From Shared Space - Chapter 4 - Supporting Sustenance: Community infrastructure and individual capacity are used to address basic sustenance needs. The private sector, government and communities are involved in providing sustenance.