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Title: Community mobilization in a small Canadian city
Author: Sarlo, Frank S.
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2013
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Like other communities throughout the world, Sault Ste. Marie has had to meet challenges that arise and achieve various goals that require the mobilization and organization of community members. Government, alone, cannot satisfy all community needs and desires. One type of community mobilization that is utilized is the single-issue community mobilization that takes place without an ongoing formal organizational structure in limited time frames of re latively short duration. This type of recruitment and organization of community assets in Sault Ste. Marie was required to assist in saving its largest employer and its favorite hockey team, provide needed services and facilities, raise funds sufficient to meet government requirements for a state-of-the-art hospital, host provincial, national, and international events, celebrate the community and support many other worthy endeavors. For more than forty years, I was a practising lawyer in Sault Ste. Marie acting on behalf of numerous institutions, industries, businesses and government agencies. Much of my time was spent sitting on federal, provincial and local boards and agencies as well as being involved, at all levels, in community projects in sports, the arts, political campaigns, and fund raisers. In addition, I have had the privilege to take a leadership role in a number of successful community mobilizations that required the organization and recruitment of community assets to meet a specific challenge or goal. Being only one of many who have taken on such responsibilities in a number of specific challenges requiring community mobilization in Sault Ste. Marie, I have been interested for some time in examining examples of successful community mobilization in Sault Ste. Marie to determine the influences and processes that assist in leading to successful community mobilization.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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