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Format: 2020

The Economic Cost of COVID-19: Supporting the Recovery of Indigenous Firms and Communities

Year of publication: 
2020

Atlantic First Nations firms and communities are facing unprecedented losses of revenues due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to feel the economic effects for the next two to three years.
• Only 8% of Indigenous businesses can continue to operate for one year without support due to
COVID-19.
• 2 out of 5 Atlantic Indigenous businesses expect a 50% drop in revenues.
• Indigenous communities have less access to liquidity to finance deficits, these limit borrowing
ability for Indigenous communities.

Setting New Directions: Strategic Plan for Indigenous Research 2019-2022 [Government of Canada, GC]

Publisher: 
Government of Canada
Year of publication: 
2019

About this Strategic Plan

The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation.

SETTING NEW DIRECTIONS

COVID-19 Magnifies Socio-Economic Challenges Facing Atlantic Indigenous Communities and Businesses [Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, APEC]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Year of publication: 
2020

The serious economic effects caused by COVID-19 are a key concern for Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities because of pre-existing risks, vulnerabilities and challenges.

In this Briefing Note, APEC examines community economic and financial risks, Indigenous business risks, community and individual socio-economic vulnerabilities, and community health risks.

Current COVID-19 support programs are inadequate for Atlantic Indigenous communities & businesses [Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, APEC]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Year of publication: 
2020

Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities are not immune from the economic dislocation sweeping across the region and nation due to COVID-19. The federal government has announced specific Indigenous funding as part of a broader package of support measures to respond to the economic crisis. However, given the pre-existing vulnerabilities facing Indigenous communities and businesses, the current support may be inadequate.

UVIC Indigenous Student Viewbook [University of Victoria, UVIC]

Publisher: 
University of Victoria
Year of publication: 
2020

YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING GREAT; BRING IT TO UVIC.

You already have something amazing to offer; bring it to UVic! Here, your knowledge, experiences
and perspective will shape the UVic community. At the same time, you’ll have opportunities to
develop a deeper appreciation of your own culture and your place within it. At UVic, Indigenous
cultural activities and academics go hand-in-hand, so you don’t need to leave your culture behind
to pursue your university education.

Child & Youth Care - Indigenous Initiatives

INDIGENOUS STUDENT CENTRE [University of Manitoba]

Publisher: 
University of Manitoba
Year of publication: 
2020

SUPPORTING YOUR JOURNEY TO UNIVERSITY

Transitioning from high school to university can feel
like a big change. We smooth this transition with the
Qualico Bridge to Success Program (QBTS).
With QBTS, new Indigenous students are connected
with academic learning support, advising, peer-mentoring
and special events to enhance the first year experience.
There is no cost to participate in this program.

Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation [Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.]

Publisher: 
Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.
Year of publication: 
2020

Strengthening the relationship between Canada's philanthropic sector and the Indigenous Communities of Atlantic Canada

For the philanthropic sector and the communities to work together more constructively, there is a need to build new relationships, understanding, co-operation, and infrastructure.

700 Infographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities [Statistics Canada]

Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Year of publication: 
2020

On January 14, 2020, Statistics Canada released a new tool to provide access to over 700 infographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and other geographies as part of the “Aboriginal Community Data Initiative”. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide the 2016 Census data to Indigenous community leaders and members, as well as other data users, with simple and meaningful socio-economic portraits of Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal Policy [Fraser Institute]

Publisher: 
Fraser Institute
Year of publication: 
2019

Research reports from Fraser Institute

Property Rights and Prosperity: A Case Study of Westbank First Nation
How First Nations Benefit from Pipeline Construction
Assessing the Duty to Consult
Wealth of First Nations (2019)

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