Thompson Rivers University

Findings suggest that policymakers and practitioners can influence participation in CED initiatives.

September 7, 2012

According to Assistant Professor Lamb, an expert in economic community development, public policymakers and practitioners can have an important influence on individuals’ decision to voluntary participate in Community Economic Development (CED) projects. Using data from Statistics Canada’s 2004 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating she was able to better understand how individuals make decisions to volunteer time towards CED. Professor Lamb was able to determine if the factors that influence the CED volunteer decision are unique when compared to other general volunteer activities.  She published her findings in the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research. Read the full article by clicking here.

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