The Journal of Community Development
Periodical profile published 1988
Year Published: 1988
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX3291
Abstract: In the first issue (March/April 1987) editor John Curry writes that "during the time that I was employed as a community development worker, I found it very difficult to obtain information on community development activities in other regions of Canada. I didn't have time to wade through all the newspapers, government reports and books containing community development information. But I needed this information if I was to develop my community in an effective and responsible manner. What I wanted was a good publication which consolidated all this information into a lively and interesting format." The Journal of Community Development is an effort to create such a publication. Articles in the first issue include "The Community as a Learning Lab", reflecting the experiences of a study tour through North Dakota which set out to learn about local business development and job creation enterprises. "An Agenda for Action in Community Development in Canada" explores some key aspects of community development and raises a number of concerns and issues requiring attention.