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New Research: Creating Capital Pools to Support Social Enterprise Development in Manitoba

September 17, 2008

This research project is part of a larger body of research being completed under the title of Creating Policy to Support Social Enterprise Development in Manitoba. The thesis of the larger research project is stated as follows in the project’s scope of work: The thesis of the research is that other jurisdictions have created large scale, viable social enterprises that meet CED principles, whereas Winnipeg has tended to create small, grant dependent social enterprises while following the same principles. The research will test this thesis, examine the factors that have led to success elsewhere, and draw conclusions about how to replicate the success of other jurisdictions in Winnipeg.

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by NationTalk on September 18, 20081079 Views

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The Economic Well-Being of Children in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico

GROWING UP IN NORTH AMERICA: THE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING of CHILDREN in Canada, the United States, and Mexico

WHAT HAPPENS TO CHILDREN AFFECTS US ALL. If our children do not thrive, our societies will not thrive. Decision-makers, both public and private, must take children’s well-being into account as they undertake social and economic development.

by NationTalk on September 18, 20081095 Views

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First Nations Peacekeeping Conference Summary Report

On behalf of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians Nations, I am pleased to present the summary report of the First Nations Peacekeeping Conference that was held November 26 and 27, 2007 in Saskatoon. The conference provided valuable information about peacekeeping options and also provided an
opportunity for First Nations to participate in the discussions.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20081546 Views

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Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: A Synthesis Report

by Ron Saunders

Pathways for Youth to the Labour Market: A Synthesis Report summarizes the findings of eight CPRN studies carried out over the past two years on the school-to-work transition and identifies the policy implications of this research. The report notes the traditional straight-line path from school to work has given way to a non-linear path that sees young people “zigzag” between schooling and work as they seek to find their way. Students are taking longer to complete their education and become established in the workforce.

by NationTalk on September 12, 20081135 Views

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Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Annual Report 2007-2008

CEO’s Message

It was a pleasure for me to rejoin Indian Oil and Gas Canada ( IOGC) in April 2008, when Gregg Smith, who served as CEO/Executive Director of IOGC from 2005 until just recently, made the decision to retire. I was glad for the opportunity to come back and continue our work in support of First Nations. I found that fiscal year 2007-2008 has been one of change, adjustments and challenges, but again, a very busy year for IOGC.

by NationTalk on September 10, 20081414 Views

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Ontario’s Wealth, Canada’s Future: Appreciating the Value of the Greenbelt’s Eco-Services

Executive Summary

The Greenbelt, which covers over 1.8 million acres, was designed to safeguard key environmentally sensitive land, watersheds, and farmlands that provide essential ecosystem services for quality of life in this densely populated area of Canada. This protected region includes green space, farmland, communities, forests, wetlands, and watersheds, including habitat for more than one-third of Ontario’s species at risk.

by NationTalk on September 10, 20081481 Views

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Summary Report – Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultations

(March-August 2008)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

TThis Poverty Watch report consolidates feedback from thousands of Ontarians who participated in over 75 community meetings and consultations on poverty reduction from March to August 2008. The meetings included government-led consultations, convened by Minister Deb Matthews and / or MPPs from around the province. Meetings also included community-led sessions, with MPPs invited as participants, and public forums and town hall meetings on poverty reduction. Altogether 44 MPPs participated in these consultations, some of them in several community meetings.

by NationTalk on September 9, 20081335 Views

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Facts and Figures 2008 – A Report on the State of the Canadian Mining Industry

The Canadian Mining Industry—Activities and Key Issues

The mining industry is an important contributor to Canada’s economic strength. The industry employs 363,000 Canadians in mineral extraction and in the value-added smelting, fabrication and manufacturing areas. The industry’s $42 billion contribution to Canada’s gross domestic product includes $10 billion in mineral extraction and $32 billion in mineral processing and manufacturing.

by NationTalk on September 8, 20081188 Views

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NAN Annual Report 2007-2008

Grand Chief Stan Beardy

Booshoo and Wacheya to the people, Chiefs and Councils, Elders, women and youth of Nishnawbe Aski. On behalf of the Executive Council and staff of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I present the 2007-2008 NAN Annual Report. The following is a brief summary of overall activities within the portfolio of the Grand Chief (see other sections of this Annual Report for the full reports).

by NationTalk on September 8, 20081168 Views

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Commission on Social Determinants of Health – Final Report

Closing the gap in a generation: Health equity through action on the social determinants of health

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail to improve in others.

by NationTalk on August 30, 20081325 Views

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