Forum participants focused on the following case studies of successful citizen-led projects in North America. In addition, there were opportunities for participants to share their ideas and experience, which will inform a book-length publication to be printed in 2014. Post-forum, the StFX Extension Department and Coady International Institute will also produce and distribute related resource materials such as briefing notes, policy briefs, and training modules.

Wayne Fawbush, then-Program Officer with the Ford Foundation, talks about the collaboration with Coady International Institute following the Citizen-Led Sustainable Development: Innovations in North American Community Development forum held in June 2013.

Canadian Case Studies

Vivre St. Michel en Santé

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres - Toronto, Ontario

New Dawn Enterprises - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Ecotrust Canada - British Columbia

Greater Edmonton Alliance - Edmonton, Alberta

The Inuit and Self-Determination

U.S.A. Case Studies

Sandhills Family Heritage Association – North Carolina

Rural Action, Ohio

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, San Diego CA

PUSH Buffalo

The Deep South Wealth Creation Network