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Chapter 4

ADM 1101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Social Capital, Human Capital, International Volunteering


Department
Administration
Course Code
ADM 1101
Professor
Gilles Levasseur
Chapter
4

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Canadian Civil Society Segment
Civil Society: any organizations that are separate from gov/business
Includes, but not limited to:
Voluntary and civic organizations
Non-profits and philanthropic organizations
Unions
Academia
Hospitals
Human rights organizations
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Characteristics of Canadian non-profit and voluntary organizations:
Non-governmental
Non-profit
Independent
Self-regulating
Reliant in some measure on the work of vounteers
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More than half of organizations in 2003 were charities (hospitals, universities,
religious organizations etc)
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Activities that make a difference in quality of life
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Usually generate low levels of revenue
Primarily run on government grants
Donations
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More than half rely on volunteers to run
Motivated by making contribution to community
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Social Capital: key characteristic of society that differentiates it from the operation of
the business and government segments
Characteristics:
Networks
Norms
Reciprocity
Trust
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Chapter 4: Readings
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