The Community Development Handbook (1999)

Community development is one of the key tools in community capacity building. This Handbook has been created to support the understanding and effective application of community development. This handbook was designed to look at community development, realizing that capacity building and other processes often get confused with it. This introductory handbook is not designed to be a textbook for practitioners, but as an introductory guide to community development and capacity building.

It is designed primarily for those who have an interest in community development but who may not have an in-depth understanding of the concept, the process or the resources available across Canada. For those already possessing knowledge about the topic and/or experience in the field, this handbook provides a resource for exploring and initiating community development and reviewing the basics of the community development process. This handbook is designed to spark, rekindle and reaffirm your interest in community development. To do this, information and tools are offered to assist in building common understanding and appropriate approaches.

For more information : Ruth McKay, Labour Market Learning and Development Unit, HRDC, 5th floor, Place du Portage IV, 140, prom. du Portage, Hull QC K1A 0J9, Tel. (819) 953-7414, Email : (02.04.04)

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