Canada25 has launched its newest report on Civic Engagement entitled: Canadians & The Common Good: Building A Civic Nation Through Civic Engagement.
If you get a chance I encourage you to swing by the Canada25 webpage and download the report. While you are at it, you might consider flipping through some of the past year’s reports (sorry I couldn’t resist). So far I’ve only had the chance to skim through this report (still reading it right now) but promise to do a deeper analysis on this site. A number of ideas are already resonating with me. What I like most about this effort is the willingness to tackle some touchy and difficult issues. I think Canada25’s bread and butter has been to transcend debates, to shed a new perspective on an issue, so it will be interesting to see if these approach has been maintained.
Regardless of whether you agree with all, some, or none of the report’s ideas, I still hope people will see Canada25 as a gem worth supporting. For an organization with no resources and run purely by volunteers, it is not easy producing these reports – particularly ones of sufficient quality to garner the attention of policy makers (which past reports have been remarkably successful in doing). Having worked as lead author on the last one I know how much work Robin Rix and others have put into this report together. Download counts are about as big a pat on the back these guys can get, so if you can, give them a pat on the back by clicking here.
[tags]canadian politics, canada25, civic engagement, Canada25[/tags]