How is the concept of social inclusion evolving in policy terms? Are we moving toward a common understanding or definition? What does social inclusion mean for issues like poverty and the growing racialization of poverty? What can we learn about social inclusion in theory and practice from the perspectives of the needs of children and their parents? What are the contributions of feminists and of the disability rights movement? What does social inclusion mean for Canada’s newcomers, for anti-racism and for the social citizenship of visible minority communities? What does it mean for Canada’s First Nations peoples? Are we moving in some way toward a coherent and policy relevant version of social inclusion “Made in Canada”? These are the issues explored in this volume of selected essays on social inclusion.
The chapters are drawn from working papers commissioned by the Laidlaw Foundation and essays written exclusively for this publication. Contributors include Ted Richmond and Anver Saloojee, Andrew Mitchell and Richard Shillington, Martha Friendly and Donna Lero, Meg Luxton, Catherine Frazee, Michael Bach, Ratna Omidvar and Ted Richmond, Anver Saloojee, Uzma Shakir and theNational Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC).