Publications and Resources

Grace Tipling Hall as Civic Enterprise Opportunity. In EDC-2021-02. Town of Shelburne: 2021. (Emmett Ferguson and Kaitlyn Kochany).

Steps Toward a Sustainable Livelihood: External Evaluation of the Sustainable Livelihoods Coaching Project. Cathexis Consulting: 2021.

Indigenous Food Self-Determination Specialized Research Documents. Nishnawbe Aski Nation: 2021. (Contini, M., Samardzic, T., Wilson, B.)

Rural and Remote Municipalities as Practitioners and Intermediaries in Social Enterprise Development: A Case for Place-based Policy. September 2018. (Mary Ferguson Phd).

Effective Practices in Social Enterprise Development – Roles for Rural and Remote Municipalities. March 2018. (Mary Ferguson and Dr. Allan Lauzon).

Literature Scan on the Status of Urban Indigenous Peoples of Brandon. Intergovernmental Strategic Indigenous Alliance: June 2017. (Mary Ferguson, Emmett Ferguson, Janet Murray, Amanda Murray, Samantha Blostein, and Kaitlyn Kochany).

Social Enterprise Scoping Study: Indigenous Food Needs and Opportunities in Northern Manitoba. The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture and Community Collaborative: May 2017. (Emmett Ferguson and Mary Ferguson).

Ontario Food Collaborative Strategic Plan 2016-2018. Ontario Food Collaborative: April 2016. (Mary Ferguson and Catherine Lang).

Reflections on Rural Social Enterprise in Ontario: RSEC Learning Report. The Rural Social Enterprise Collaborative: March 2016. (Catherine Lang and Mary Ferguson, with Paul Chamberlain, Heather Laird and Jennifer Mitchell).

Rural Social Enterprise and Community Ecosystem Development: Policy Leverage Points. C Lang Consulting, Eko Nomos, Ontario Nonprofit Network and the University of Guelph: March 2016. (Mary ferguson and Catherine Lang, and Dr. Barbara Harrison, with Kelly Gillis, Dr. Allan Lauzon, and Heather Laird) Executive Summary.

Fusion Youth Activity and Technology Centre: Case Study Report. Community Engaged Scholarship Institute: July, 2015. (Mary Ferguson, Lucia Frech, Carrie Herzog).

The Intersection of Settlement and Housing Services and Policies: Reducing the Risk of Homelessness for Immigrant and Refugee Women. Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. COSTI Immigration Services, WoodGreen Communiy Services: March, 2015. (Samantha Blostein, Mary Ferguson, Elga Nikolova and Ryan Turnbull; Emmett Ferguson and Owen Ferguson eds.).

Aron Theatre Social Enterprise Case Report – 2015. Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, the Research Shop, University of Guelph: 2015.

Willow Springs Creative Centre Social Enterprise Case Study Report – 2015. Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, The Research Shop, University of Guelph: 2015.

Success Themes in Supportive Employment. Enterprising Non-Profits (enp): 2014. (Mary Ferguson and Cathy Lang as Researchers).

Learning for Greater Impact – Linking Rural and Urban through Research and Reflective Social Enterprise Practice. Conference Paper, 2013. (Mary Ferguson, Cathy Lang, Dr. Al Lauzon, and Ryan Turnbull)

County Of Perth Regional Food Distribution Hub Feasibility Study. 2013 (Mary Ferguson, Cathy Lang, and Ryan Turnbull; Emmett Ferguson ed.)

Oxford County Food Security Policy Development. Oxford County. 2013 (Mary Ferguson, Bradley Lang, Cathy Lang, and Ryan Turnbull)

Policies Matter When Women Experience Violence. Woman ACT with Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and Elizabeth Fry Toronto. 2013

Promising Practices in Attracting and Retaining Women in Trades, Technology and Science Occupations: Link to Website. 2012

Rural Social Enterprise Project – Documenting the Learning. The Foundation for Rural Living. 2012 (Cathy Lang and Mary Ferguson)

Beyond Survival: Helping Women Transition Out of Poverty. Published by The Canadian Women’s Foundation. 2010. Executive Summary. Full Report.

Action for Neighbourhood Change: A snapshot of Learning 2007. United Way of Greater Toronto. 2008

Evaluating Policy Development and Advocacy. Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) Department of Public Policy, 2008 (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

Promoting Women’s Economic Development:  Evidence of How Women Build Livelihoods. Canadian Women’s Foundation Economic Development Collaborative Fund, 2008 (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

Tools for Change: Learning from Our Work Together, Ontario Women’s Directorate 2007. (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

OVC Renewed: An Integrated Strategic Plan for the Ontario Veterinary College 2006 – 2012 (Mary Ferguson and Janet Murray)

The Business of Inclusion: Building Livelihoods for Homeless and Low Income People. Toronto Enterprise Fund, 2004. Background Document; Participant Learning; Learning About Enterprise Development; Organizational Challenges.

Engaging Users, Reducing Harm: Collaborative Research Exploring the Practice and Results of Harm Reduction, United Way of Greater Toronto, 2003 (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

Women in Transition out of Poverty: A Guide to Effective Practice in Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods through Enterprise Development, January 2002 (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

Women in Transition out of Poverty: An asset based approach to building sustainable livelihoods. Women and Economic Development Consortium, February 2001 (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

Retention Model and Consulting Service Manual. Women Into Trades and Technology – National Network, December 1999. (Mary Ferguson, Janet Murray, and Kathryn Running)

Business Retention and Expansion Evaluation Guidelines. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, March 2000. (Janet Murray, Mary Ferguson and Janet Horner)

Voices from the Field: Impacts of the Changing Federal Funding Context on Women’s Access to Training. National Women’s Reference Group on Labour Market Issues, November 1998. (Mary Ferguson with case studies by Janet Murray)

Enhancing Impacts: A Conceptual Framework for Assessing the Impact of Community Economic Development (CED) Related Activities. Trillium Foundation and SEDI, 1997. (Janet Murray, Jennifer Harold and Peter Nares)

Self-Employment and Enterprise Development Program (SEED) Kit. Women and Rural Economic Development, 1997. (Mary Ferguson with Marsha Eberhardt and Martha Pendlebery)

Pre-Employment Training Program for Inuit Interested in Employment in the Mining Industry. New Economy Development Group, Kativik School Board, 1997. (Mary Ferguson with Mary Brodhead)

Career Counselling, Recruitment and Selection Training Program. New Economy Development Group, Kativik Regional Government, 1997. (Mary Ferguson with Mary Brodhead)

South East Grey Community Outreach (SEGCO) Kids ‘n Us: A Review of Challenges, Lessons Learned and Strategies for Community Development. Independent review of SEGCO’s community-development approach to child care delivery, 1997. (Mary Ferguson and Janet Murray)

Exploring Priorities: Women’s Economic Development In Canada.,1997. (Janet Murray and Mary Ferguson)

“Promoting Women’s Enterprises: Sharing Experiences Between the South and Canada,” and “Case Study: Self-Employed Women in Rural Ontario, Canada: The Rural Enterprise Development Initiative” (Janet Murray, Mary Ferguson and Carole Houlihan). These two articles appear in Beyond Credit: A Sub-Sector Approach to Micro-Enterprise Development. Dr. Martha Alter Chen (Ed.), an AKFC/Unifem/HIID publication on Gender and Enterprise, 1996.

Building Our Future: An Exploration of the Design and Technology of the Built Environment. High school curriculum for credit course for young women piloted February 1997, WITT National Network, 1996. (Mary Ferguson and Janet Murray).

“Self-Employment Programs in Industrialized Countries”, SEDI Update: A Newsletter for People Involved in the World of Self-Employment and Micro Enterprise. Self-Employment Development Initiative (SEDI), Toronto, Ontario, Volume 5 No. 1, 1996. (Mary Ferguson)

The Recruitment Guide: How to Recruit Women into Trades, Technology, Operations and Blue Collar Work and Training. Prepared for the WITT National Network, published by Permanent Press, 1995. (Mary Ferguson with Catherine Scott)

The HANDY Manual: Exercises in Skills Transferability. Permanent Press, 1994. (Mary Ferguson with L. Nichol)

Welcoming Women into Trades Technology and Blue Collar Work: A Checklist of Strategies. WITT National Network, London, Ontario, 1994. (Mary Ferguson)

Needs and Opportunities: An Information and Planning Kit on Females’ Training Needs. Grey/Bruce Women’s Training Advisory Committee, Community Industrial Training Advisory Committee, 1993. (Mary Ferguson)

Families at Work. FAR North Publishing, 1991. (Mary Ferguson and Terrie Russell)

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