BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-260 - Case Studies in CED - 3.00 Credits

ACED-260 - Case Studies in CED - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course examines some of the significant CED initiatives in Aboriginal communities. At the heart of the course lies a simple point: Aboriginal people are taking greater responsibility for determining and managing their economies but do they have the tools to help them along? This course provides lessons from case studies in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. As a survey course, it integrates CED theory and practice. It empowers local communities through CED that balances economic, social, and ecological objectives.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ACED Certificate or or permission of instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • understand the central issues that constitute the field of CED;
  • examine CED directions evident in past and current practice and research;
  • describe the internal sectoral and regional characteristics of the Canadian Economy;
  • review government responses to economic decline;
  • depict the decision making process;
  • distinguish between Canadian development planning practice and aboriginal community based development;

  • explore the third sector as an effective force in the building of communities and the provision of services;
  • understand the Canadian context of strategic planning approach to community economic development;
  • understand women's community economic development needs; and

  • examine formal and informal processes in participation and involvement.

  • Text and Materials:
  • Text: Peter, Douglas Elias (1999). Northern Aboriginal communities: Economic and Development, Captus Press, University Publications. Toronto.

  • Texts: Douglas, David JA (1994). Community Economic Development in Canada: Volume One. Whitby, Ontario McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited.
    Other Resources:
  • http://www.mta.ca/rstp/pubmain.html

  • http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/news/harsh.html

  • http://www.cedworks.com

  • http://www.odi.org.uk/summer2001.html

  • http://www.id21.org

  • http://www.cbie.ca/yip-cida.html

  • Instructor’s Handouts.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: ACED 260: Case Studies in Community Economic Development is offered in the second year of the Aboriginal Community Economic Development (ACED) Program offered nationally through the Continuing Education Department at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) located in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada.

    Students enrolled in ACED 260 should have completed a number of first year courses before attempting the course, including:
  • ACED 100: Introduction to Aboriginal Community Economic Development

  • ACED 115: Introduction to Accounting
  • ACED 120: Venture Development 1
  • ADMN 130: Community Development
  • ADMN 190: Technical Communications I
  • ACED 140: Introduction to Marketing
  • ACED 160: Community Analysis
  • ADMN 121: Introduction to Management
  • ADMN 165: Computer Information Systems
  • ACED 151: Leadership Development



  • Guiding principles throughout the process are determined by the group and NVIT policy. However, consciousness raising, reciprocal learning and co-operation are emphasized.

    Education Council approved November 2001.