This research report documents a case study of the recent history of successful innovation and development in the co-operative sector in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been unparalleled in other parts of Anglophone Canada. The case study looks at the Nova Scotia Co-operative Development System from a systems perspective in order to encompass a wide range of interacting processes that are involved in the Nova Scotia experience. The research identifies success factors in the Nova Scotia experience that might be relevant to co-operative development in other regions.
This rural town is getting a new lease on life. Can yours, too? Sangudo, Alberta used to have many things in common with other rural towns: retiring shop owners, boarded-up shops, youth exodus, and resignation to its fate. Things are turning around in Sangudo, though. What are the keys to its revitalization?
The Problem Of Scaling Up What Works In CED: Remember ‘Men Are From Mars, Women are from Venus’? Well, a little biological analysis can also shed some light on the difficulty in replicating CED success. In the bureaucratic world of mainstream agencies and institutions, community-based initiatives are essentially ‘alien life forms.’ Barring radical change to that environment, why should they survive?