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From Welfare to Work: A Community Success Story in Creating Employment Opportunities

A case study in social entrepreneurship, this book is the story of Waterloo Region Opportunities Planning, which from 1993-96 helped more than 1100 long-term social assistance recipients get back to work through financial supports, neighbourhood counselling services and by giving them a significant role in program design and administration. Offers valuable lessons about community capacity to develop employment programs that address the real needs of clients. Afterword by Sherri Torjman (Caledon Institute of Social Policy) on the role of CED in the new economy. 125 pages (1997).

This book can be purchased from Tamarack by emailing Suzanne at [email protected] or by telephoning 519-885-5155. The book is also available from the Centre for Community Enterprise (