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Making Self-Help/Mutual Aid Work: The Resource Kit

Toronto, 2000

We call this the self-help/mutual aid encyclopedia. The Resource Kit is an indexed compilation of the most relevant and best-ever literature on self-help from resource centres across Canada and around the world. Chapters include an introduction to self-help/mutual aid; how to start a self-help group; the effectiveness of self-help research and practice; developing leadership; ideas for meetings and group exercises; evaluating self-help groups and organizations; issues, concerns and challenges in groups; rural self-help groups; ethno-cultural self-help groups; starting a new online support group; tips for the helping professionals; and transitioning from professional to group leadership.

Available for $35 to non-profit organizations from the Self-Help Resource Centre; call (416) 487-4355 or email