The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning (CACSL) has released a draft discussion paper entitled If Not Now, When? A call for Canadian policies to support community-academic partnerships for sustainable community development in a global recession. It calls for the creation of a national, three-year pilot project to investigate the formation of a permanent mechanism; affect positive public policy change and an increase in funding; and host an annual national competition in the field.
http://web.uvic.ca/~ccharlie/If%20Not%20Now%20When%20Discussion%20Paper2.pdf