Posts Tagged ‘Community Development’

Planting a community garden; making a welcome map for newcomers to your neighborhood; or collecting trash in your area and making an art project with it are just some of the activity ideas for Geography Awareness Week 2011 — Nov. 13-19 — with its theme of:

“Geography: The Adventure in Your Community.”

Here are some new materials in the Carleton library collection that focus on Community:

Our Ontario – (Database) Discover people, places, events and objects about Ontario and from Ontario organizations. Its’ easy to find photographs, maps, videos, audio recording, governments documents and other media – instantly @ your fingertips.

Community Development in Canada – (Book) Community development happens within a community, it does not happen to the community.  It’s about empowering a community to develop from within. This text, developed by Canadian professors for Canadian classes, fills a gap.  Brown and Hannis bring a unique Canadian perspective with this all-Canadian textbook.

Life on the Reserve (DVD) – This is a documentary film that follows a few members of the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nations) community as they take us through what their daily life consists of. Life on Gull Bay Reserve is difficult compared to living in a big city. The don’t have clean drinking water, so they have to get bottled water shipped in.

Two Indians talking (DVD) – This is a humorous, uncensored conversation between two First Nation men who are about to take part in their community’s roadblock. Each man wants fiercely to do the right think but struggles with the question “When you do something for the right reasons, does that make it the right thing to do?”

Community Organizing – (Book) by Joan Kuyek suggests that most of our attempts at change and community-building fail because we cannot get along with each other. Community Organizing starts at the community level to describe how we can work together and create organizations based on dignity and respect. It provides strategies to build movements from the community to assert democratic political power and tools to create a culture of hope in this time of despair. This book offers the means to reclaim political power in Canada.

Poverty by postal code 2: vertical poverty – Declining Income, Housing Quality and Community Life in Toronto’s Inner Suburban High-Rise Apartments – (Book) Published by United Way Toronto, this is a sobering new report on the continuing growth of poverty concentration in Toronto. Vertical Poverty paints a very clear picture – the geography intensification of poverty continues to grow – and is still most severe in the inner suburbs.


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