The Community Resilience Manual: A Resource for Rural Recovery and Renewal from the Canadian Centre for Community Renewal.
On the basis of research into proven strategies of socio-economic revitalization, including its own experience as a practitioner of community-based economic development (CED), the CCCR developed a model of community resilience. This model expresses in terms of 23 resilience characteristics a community’s capacity to shape its own ways of life and work. (Find this in the manual’s Guide.) The Centre also designed and field-tested a process by which small towns could use this model cost-effectively to assess their situation, and focus their economic and social planning accordingly. (Find this in the manual’s Workbook.) Also included is the Bibliography of sources used to create the Guide and Manual.