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The Connexions Directory of Canadian Organizations for Social Justice 1987
The Connexions Directory of Canadian Organizations for Social
Justice 1987 is the first edition of a directory which is to
be an annual sourcebook about grassroots groups across Canada which
are dealing with social justice issues. While other directories
deal with specific social issues, this Directory is the first
to attempt to compile information about organizations dealing with
all aspects of social change.
The main body of the Connexions Directory is divided into
twelve major issue areas:
Listings give information about groups' name, address, telephone
number, contact people, structure, year of founding, resources produced,
and activities and services provided. Groups were asked to provide
a 25-word summary of their purpose and goals, in their own words.
In addition to the main subject headings, the Connexions Directory
also has separate indices which enable users to find organizations
by geographical location, by name, or through a set of keywords
describing their areas of involvement.
Appendices list Information/resource providers, Canadian alternative
periodicals, and other useful directories.
Connexions also hopes that the Directory "will also
help to produce the more intangible benefits that come from increased
contact and knowledge." "As one looks through this Directory,
a sense emerges of the power and vitality of the urge to create
alternatives. We see that despite the pervasive feeling that 'nothing
can be done', people do join with others to block what they see
as harmful and fight for what they consider to be desirable and