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Building on Our Strengths: Inner-city Priorities for a Renewed Tri-Level Development Agreement

Report by Jim Silver

In Building on Our Strengths: Inner-city Priorities for a Renewed Tri-Level Development Agreement, Jim Silver, of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, proposes a new inner-city funding agreement for Winnipeg. Silver’s argument draws upon interviews with representatives from 100 community-based, inner-city organizations, and is based upon what he sees as real gains achieved through the past agreement in confronting inner- city poverty. According to Silver, these gains ought to be sustained through the establishment of a new tri-level funding agreement for Winnipeg.

Silver makes a number of comprehensive recommendations in his report: 1) the three levels of government recognize the inner city as a priority for action and make the required investment; 2) the three levels of government immediately commit to the creation of a new twenty-year tri-level program; 3) the new program primarily commits to community-based organizations; 4) that Aboriginal organizations receive a substantial portion of the funds under the new agreement; 5) the new agreement adopt a new method of allocating funds; 6) that an inner-city foundation be established; 7) that funding be devoted to the development of long-term revitalization plans; and, 8) that governments at all three levels demonstrate the political courage and long-term vision required to implement this venture successfully. Through these recommendations, Silver concludes, Winnipeg can build upon the strengths of the past agreement and improve its inner city.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Jim Silver;
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2002; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Municipal;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Economic Development
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues / Poverty
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Economic Development / 2002
Policy Articles / Welfare & Social Issues / Poverty / 2002


Keywords / Tags:

Winnipeg; inner ciy; tri-level agreement; community-based organizations; government action; investment; funding; Aboriginal issues; revitalization; political courage; long-term vision;