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The overarching goal of the Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC project1 , funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Community and College Social Innovation Fund, is to collectively assess comparative workforce development strategies in ways that...Read more

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2017-10-18

The Canadian mining industry is a pillar of the Canadian economy, employing nearly 373,000 workers in exploration and development, mining and quarrying, support services, and mineral processing. British Columbia (BC) is internationally recognized as a centre of expertise in mining, metallurgy,...Read more

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2017-10-12

The Understanding Home-Based Businesses project explored local home-based businesses experiences in the Slocan Valley.

This report presents the findings from the Understanding Home-Based Businesses in the Slocan Valley survey. The survey was divided into five sections: Characteristics,...Read more

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2017-09-13

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2017-09-05

Executive Summary

Canada’s minerals sector is a mainstay of the national economy; in 2015, the sector directly employed nearly 373,000 Canadians and accounted for 19.1% of exports, and 3.3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

British Columbia (BC) is...Read more

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2017-09-28

Canadian forests are the foundation of our natural heritage, our national identity, and economy. With the third-largest forested area in the worldi, Canada represents 9% of world’s forests and 24% of the world’s boreal forests, with approximately 348 million hectares of sustainable forests....Read more

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2017-10-18

Manufacturing remains an important part of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP), and makes up to 11% of the national gross domestic product (GDP). In 2013, British Columbia (BC) accounted for approximately 8.5% of the total Canadian manufacturing GDP. Within the province of BC, in 2013, the...Read more

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2017-10-05

The overarching goal of the Regional Workforce Development in Rural BC project1, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Community and College Social Innovation Fund, is to collectively assess comparative workforce development strategies in ways that...Read more

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2017-08-16

Canada currently has no standard definition for poverty. This is in part a reflection of the fact that poverty is a complex social issue, and defining it is not straightforward. It is also reflective of the subjective nature of poverty. Although poverty is in the most general sense a lack of...Read more

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2017-08-08

Poverty reduction efforts are increasingly reliant on the use of indicators to measure the complex dimensions of poverty and evaluate the results of actions taken. The use of indicators is explained in part by the growing need to make a compelling case to policy-makers, funders, and other...Read more

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2017-08-08

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