Community Research Hub P2
CRH is owned by its workers, who make decisions democratically and promote an atmosphere of solidarity. Members generate their own opportunities, providing flexible, healthy employment for themselves and creating an environment of openness and respect.
Low-income people can be marginalized by circumstances. Too often this is reflected in substandard housing, lack of employment opportunities, poor community engagement, and other challenging conditions. Low-income Spence neighbourhood residents, however, are finding a voice through CRH, creating their own solutions and providing a model for change. People are getting involved in planning a new future, a future in which poverty is not a given, a future in which everyone is able to participate.
For more information about this project and to see the final report: Community Research Hub: A Case Study in Social Economy
Images courtesy Jaya Beange