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The Governance and Fiscal Environment of First Nations’ Fiscal Intergovernmental Relations in Comparative Perspectives [National Center for First Nation Governance, NCFNG]

Publisher: 
National Center for First Nation Governance (NCFNG)
Year of publication: 
2008

"This paper examines the Canadian Aboriginal fiscal inter-governmental system by comparing it to other countries, and also focuses on the key characteristics of the Canadian system."

Leadership: Aboriginal Perspectives and Challenges [Conference Board of Canada]

Publisher: 
Conference Board of Canada
Year of publication: 
2003

"The opportunity to describe the ideal qualities of a strong Aboriginal leader and to suggest how to build Aboriginal leadership capacity brought 30 Aboriginal leaders to Calgary in mid-February 2003 to an Aboriginal Leadership Roundtable. Discussed were the roles in their communities of Aboriginal leaders, the challenges these leaders face, the qualities of good leaders—and barriers, including those of accountability and those stemming from the Indian Act.

Growth of Enterprises in Aboriginal Communities [Conference Board of Canada]

Publisher: 
Conference Board of Canada
Year of publication: 
2006

"The growth of Aboriginal band-owned enterprises has reduced high unemployment levels and increased self-reliance. Growth of Enterprises in Aboriginal Communities highlights the economic success of five Aboriginal communities. These community businesses use strategic planning and standard business practices, while maintaining traditional Aboriginal values. All community members share the benefits. This report documents the experience of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Membertou First Nation, Mississauga's of the New Credit First Nation and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.

Community-Owned Renewables [The Pembina Institute]

Publisher: 
The Pembina Institute
Year of publication: 
2010

Community-owned renewable energy facilities create local jobs and revenue with less environmental impacts than conventional energy options. A community that owns a renewable energy facility keeps most of the profit, controls the facility's operation and contributes to a healthier environment. This fact sheet on community-owned renewable energy projects describes the benefits of these projects and outlines steps for starting a project.

Boom to Bust: Social and Cultural Impacts of the Mining Cycle [The Pembina Institute]

Publisher: 
The Pembina Institute
Year of publication: 
2008

The mining industry has a long track record of booms and busts. When mineral prices rise, new mines are built in a hurry Host communities beenfit from a jump in jobs, infusions of cash, and investments in infrastructure - the "boom." However, when prices fall, production slows down and some mines close altogether. Communities suddenly find themselves facing unemployment, loss of income and a declining population - the "bust." This cycle can take a heavy toll on communities.

Predicting Socio-economic Impacts of Market and Policy Change on Forest-Dependant Communities: The Case of Petitcodiac, New Brunswick [Fundy Model Forest, FMF]

Publisher: 
Fundy Model Forest
Year of publication: 
2002

The forest industry is an important sector in all provinces in Canada, representing an average of 10% of total value added produced. Given the important role that this industry plays in the country, in-depth studies of the characteristic features of forest-based industries, their linkages with the rest of the economy, and the impacts of changes in policies on the society as a whole is believe to be instrumental in the process of ensuring sustainable development.

Survival Skills: The Economic Transitioning of Forestry and Other Single Industry Communities [Fundy Model Forest, FMF]

Publisher: 
Fundy Model Forest
Year of publication: 
2007

Forestry communities, like all single industry communities in New Brunswick and across Canada, are facing difficult times and unprecedented challenges as the main employers close or leave town. This literature review examines the economic transitioning of single industry communities with a focus on forestry communities. Literature was reviewed from a wide variety of sources including journal articles, Government documents and reports, as well as publications from a wide variety of websites and organizations.

Understanding and Building Community Capacity in New Brunswick's Forestry Communities [Fundy Model Forest, FMF]

Publisher: 
Fundy Model Forest
Year of publication: 
2009

This report summarizes a study by the Rural and Small Town Programme (RSTP) on capacity building in forestry dependent communities in New Brunswick with funding from the Fundy Model Forest, the New Brunswick Enterprise Network and the Regional Development Corporation. Due to the decline in the forestry industry, such communities need to look at ways to build new capacities in order to continue to be sustainable in the future.

Sustainable Communities: A Guide to Community Asset Mapping [Falls Brook Centre, FBC]

Publisher: 
Falls Brook Centre
Year of publication: 
2009

This manual can launch your community on a process of renewal and resilience. It can help you facilitate the initial step towards successful transition from dependence on a single industry to innovative development based on diverse utilization of community resources. This transition often begins with a small group of determined citizens who engage others in the process of visioning, planning and implementing a sustainable future. The community should cultivate the capacity to shape its own ways of life and work.

From Capacity to Action: Developing Tools for Transition [Fundy Model Forest, FMF]

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Publisher: 
Fundy Model Forest
Year of publication: 
2010

This report summarizes a study by the Rural and Small Town Programme (RSTP) to develop the tools required by forestry‐dependent communities to help them transition from a one industry town.

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