iv. Open information – feedback from citizens shared through the website. In summary, the engagement process has resulted to a report that is hosted online that is known as ‘Albertans’ Perspectives on the Social Policy Framework.’ 1.4 Important Social Movements Social movements are intentional and determined groups that are aimed at working to achieve a common goal. They could either be working either to bring about change or to resist change. Stages of Social Movements i. Emergence It is the first stage of the life cycle of a movement. In this stage, a movement is trying to put itself together, and there is not much that is going on ii. Coalescence In this second stage, a social movement have well overcome notable hindrances and have fully united. iii. Bureaucratization
Running Head: Social work In this third stage, there is observed notable level of organization in the movement. iv. Decline This stage includes the possibilities of a social movement declining through repression, co-optation or failure. Comparison with LGBT Movement of the day The LGBTTQ movement is appropriate to compare since people perceive sexuality issues differently. Therefore, LGBTTQ social movements have become long standing impediment in social movement (Farnsworth & Irving 2011). Personally, I do not consider LGBTTQ movement as a civil rights issue because it is riddled with conflicting views which make it less an inclusive in terms of the rights which it is propagating. There is divided attention by its would be acclimates. Furthermore, there are versions of LGBTTQ movements depending on region where they exist. This makes it difficult to give support for or against such movements as an individual except by court amendments in creating laws that protect their rights. 1.5 Social Indicators: Canada in an International Context Social indicators assay to measure strides that have been made in nutrition, housing, health and the distribution of income, not leaving behind other aspects of social and cultural development (Shier, Graham & Jones 2009). Social indicators are more appropriate in use for cross-country comparisons. Canada has greatly changed in the past decade as far as social policy implementation is concerned. Using Hicks’s GNP indicator of economic development, we can develop a measure of how well Canada is doing in comparison with other countries. Due to the challenges faced during the first and second world wars, Canada received an impetus to develop new social programs. Canada moved away from its traditional system of social support that was backed up by charities in the federal government. New programs have come up that are geared towards mitigating sickness risks, joblessness and disability to aid in addressing failures in the market, retirement savings as well as housing schemes
Running Head: Social work (Harvey 2014). Canada now welcomes a good number of immigrants to within its borders, especially in the recent decades. This migration is more especially depicted in urban areas.
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