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Table of Contents for
Transition to Common Work: Building Community at The Working Centre, by Joe and Stephanie Mancini

Foreword | Frances Westley

Foreword | Kenneth Westhues


Part 1: The Working Centre Takes Root

1 Introduction: Beyond Us and Them

2 Building Community: The Working Centre’s Roots

3 Liberation from Overdevelopment

Part 2: Community Engagement

4 The Virtues

5 St. John’s Kitchen: Redistribution through Cooperation

6 Searching for Work at the Help Centre

7 The Nuts and Bolts of an Alternative Organization

Part 3: Toward a Philosophy of Work

8 Ethical Imagination: The Working Centre’s Approach to Salaries

9 Community Tools

10 Small is Beautiful: Re-embedding Reciprocal Relationships in Daily Work

11 Conclusion: Transition to Common Work

Map of The Working Centre Buildings and Projects

Map of The Working Centre Locations in Downtown Kitchener

A Thirty-Year Chronology of The Working Centre

People of The Working Centre


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