Spring is a time for renewal
A new structure for Dimension
Welcome to the Spring issue of Canadian Dimension.
With this issue, we launch ourselves into a fresh era
for CD. Our new structure consists of a coordinating
committee that will work through a small core of
standing committees that will help sharpen the coordination
of editorial production both for the magazine
and in our growing online efforts. One of the
editorial-oriented groups will deal with the print
magazine’s central theme, while the other will stay
on top of CD’s regular features. Our Web working
group will ensure that CD develops a lively online
presence, keeping up to date with breaking issues,
events and trends. The other two working groups
will work to underpin our finances and make sure
our promotional infrastructure is up to scratch. In
addition, we are counting on a network of associates
(some drawn, we hope, from what used to be the CD
collective) to support the new structure with both
ideas and energy.
A community of readers
Since we are largely a volunteer undertaking, we
encourage you, our readers, to see yourselves as
part of this ambitious project and see how you might
contribute. If it takes a village to raise a child (children
are the focus theme of this Spring issue, after
all) it takes a community to sustain a magazine. For
those hopelessly pressed for time, we will be happy
to take financial contributions to help encourage a
future to believe in, as opposed to another round of
the same-old same-old.
We need our SUSTAINERS
The 150 readers who are CD sustainers together contribute
over $20,000 to our coffers each year. That
pays the printing bills of three of the four quarterly
issues of Canadian Dimension. Do you want to help
pay for the printing of the fourth?
- Make a regular monthly donation of $10 or $20 or
more by way of an automatic transfer of funds
from your credit union or bank.
- Make a one-off donation by cheque or credit card.
- If you are already a monthly contributor and circumstances
permit, please consider renewing at a
For more information, write to us firstname.lastname@example.org
or Canadian Dimension, 2E, 91 Albert
St. Winnipeg, R3B1G5, or call 204-957-1519.
This spring’s focus on childhood, a first for CD, was
planned and edited by Judy Deutsch and David Hugill.
We think there are some really thought-provoking
pieces in this issue. We’d like to hear your thoughts
about this focus and about a future theme we are
contemplating: Growing old in Canada. To add your
input, please use the contact info listed above.
Feel the Bern
However he finishes on the electoral trail, Democratic
Party presidential nomination candidate Bernie
Sanders has opened up a lot of opportunities to
organize and to talk socialism. In this issue, we
gather a variety of viewpoints on how the left here
should respond to the Sanders campaign. Here’s one
idea that was left out. Bernie has made socialism
almost cool to talk about. In the U.S. of all places!!!!
If socialism is on the agenda, we need to ask the
same old questions: What exactly is it? How do we
get there? But we need something different than the
usual formulaic answers. We offer this discussion as
a starting point. We could put together an entire
issue of CD exploring the variety of potential socialisms.
And what might work best here in Canada?
Does this appeal to you as a CD reader?
Have a good read.