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Connexions (full name Connexions Information Sharing Services) is the central online library and archive for Canada’s movements for social change. The non-profit project also maintains a comprehensive directory of Canadian associations and NGOs.

Founded in 1975 as a national information clearinghouse for grassroots activists involved with urban and rural poverty issues, the project was originally called the Canadian Information Sharing Service. The name was changed to Connexions in 1978 to more clearly identify the project’s action-oriented goal of connecting grassroots activists with each other and with information, ideas, and issues. The scope of the project expanded to include Native rights, third world development, women’s empowerment, peace, human rights, and other issues. The project disseminated information through the newsletter-format Connexions Digest, which received documents and materials from participants across the country, and distilled them into a subject-indexed summary format.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1].

The website is [2].

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