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Civil society

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Definition: Refers to the activity of citizens, and organizations acting in free association without the authority of the state, and without the motive of profit. This type of citizen engagement advocates for social development and public interest.

Alberta Resources

The goal of the Cultivating Peace initiative is to create classroom-ready resources for schools across Canada that will assist teachers and community leaders to educate for change. The programs created through this initiative will encourage youth to respect diversity, think globally, value human rights, recognize injustice and respond to conflict with methods other than violence. These resources will engage children and youth in the search for a culture of peace in their homes, their schools, their neighbourhoods and their global community.

Related keywords: Civil society, Classroom materials

Canada/Federal

CCSD is a not-for-profit organization that partners and collaborates with all sectors (not-for-profit, philanthropic, government and business) and communities to advance solutions to today’s toughest social challenges. They are neutral, non-partisan, non-governmental and independent. Their mission is: Nation building through evidence, collaboration and design.The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 1920. The CCSD mission is to develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. They do this through research, consultation, public education and advocacy.

Related keywords: Civil society, Poverty, Public policy, Research reports and institutes

The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is a non-partisan, charitable organization that honours the life of Sir Winston Churchill by facilitating education, discussion and debate about Canada’s parliamentary democracy.
Related keywords: Civil society, Constitutional law

An online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Learn about and become involved in issues related to Social justice and human rights, Poverty and globalization, Peace and conflict, Environment, Cultural diversity and equity, Education, Health and wellness. The site also includes a special section for educators.

Related keywords: Citizenship and nationality, Civil society, Classroom materials, Human rights

The Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement is a charity which exists to build vibrant and engaged communities in Canada.Their mission is to engage citizens in inspired action as they work together on behalf of their communities to create and realize bold visions for the future. The Institute sponsors projects and provides learning resources, training, coaching and strategic consulting that enable people to collaborate and learn with and from each other.

Related keywords: Civil society, Non-profit and charity law, Poverty, Public policy

International

The Center for Civil Society Studies of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies seeks to encourage the development and effective operation of nonprofit, philanthropic, or "civil society" organizations. The Center carries out its work through a combination of research, training, and information-sharing both in the United States and throughout the world.

Related keywords: Civil society, Non-profit and charity law, Research reports and institutes

An online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. Learn about and become involved in issues related to Social justice and human rights, Poverty and globalization, Peace and conflict, Environment, Cultural diversity and equity, Education, Health and wellness. The site also includes a special section for educators.

Related keywords: Citizenship and nationality, Civil society, Classroom materials, Diversity, Human rights