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Annotated Bibliography: Not-for-profit-Organizations
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The Canadian CED Network. A national organization supporting community economic development.
Vibrant communities. Linking communities across Canada to reduce poverty.

COCo - Centre for Community Organizations. A resource centre for Québec's community sector.

Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé [Quebec network of healthy cities and towns.] A Québec movement that seeks to promote and support sustainable development of healthy living environments. In French only.

Le Réseau d'aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal [a Montréal network to help homeless persons which also focuses on social and economic exclusion more broadly.] In French only.

Articles and books
Lasker, R.D. and E.S. Weiss (2003). Creating partnership synergy : the critical role of community stakeholders. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26 ( 1), 119-39. Abstract available on the PubMed site.

Salamon, L. M. (ed). (2002). The State of Nonprofit America. USA : Brookings Institution Press. Read a summary on the site of Brookings Institution Press.

Val Morrison


Social Cohesion/Social capital as Crosscutting Determinants of Health: The need for Intersectoral Policy Initiatives
At the Canadian Public Health Association's 2008 Conference in Halifax, the Centre's Val Morrison presented the notion of social cohesion/capital, using a case study of a community organization (Quint Development Corporation).
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The April 2007 draft report of the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health suggests that social cohesion/social capital acts as a crosscutting determinant between structural and intermediary determinants. 

Social Cohesion/Social Capital as Crosscutting Determinants of Health: The need for Intersectoral Policy Initiatives 
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In the context of the "Collaboration and Partnership: Key Strategies for Public Health" session, Val Morrison from the NCCHPP presented a case study of a community organization (Quint Development Corporation) which does indeed intervene in both fields, but which cannot do so alone.  The presentation showed that the approach favoured by many organizations which focus on community (economic and social) development cannot effect lasting change on the structural determinants of health without the support of strong policy initiatives.

Val Morrison presents at the CPHA Conference

This case study is part of a broader project which examines the policy-influencing practices of community organizations in their attempts to create change in local communities.

Visit Quint Development Corporation's website


The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.