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Looking Down the Road: Leadership for Canada's Changing Communities

by Judith Maxwell

Looking Down the Road:  Leadership for Canada's Changing Communities explains the challenges facing communities and goes on to encourage a wide-ranging conversation on how to develop communities' capacity to respond.  In her paper, Maxwell puts forward the notion that success will depend largely on the quality of leadership and the ability of people and institutions to work together.  Where once provincial and federal governments would have taken an interest in solving local problems – today, she argues, that is less likely.  This means that communities will have to lead:  defining the problem, mobilizing action and creating opportunities for senior governments to become part of the solution.

Release Date: 15 Mar 2007
Number of pages: 23
Document number: 46923