"The purpose of this study was to understand how urban-residing Aboriginal adolescent-parent dyads (n = 11) jointly constructed and acted on goals and strategies with their social supports (n = 17) to facilitate the adolescents' career development. A modified protocol following the qualitative action-project method was used. A discrete joint project was identified for each family.
The mining industry in Atlantic Canada is experiencing a revival after several years of stagnant output and declining employment. Strong demand and high commodity prices have led companies to redevelop mothballed projects, expand existing operations such as the potash mine in New Brunswick, and proceed with the development of newly found resources such as the Voisey’s Bay and Duck Pond mines in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a result, the value of metallic minerals produced in the Atlantic region has almost quadrupled since 2003 to reach $4.6 billion in 2006.
The energy sector has grown to become the most important group of industries in Atlantic Canada with a full spectrum of activity across the region, ranging from offshore oil and natural gas to wind farms to nuclear power. In its latest edition of Atlantic Report, the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) examines the tremendous contributions energy developments are making to the economy of Atlantic Canada, and the challenges facing the future development of the industry.
Buoyed by investments in energy, infrastructure and other initiatives, the region has seen three consecutive years of 3%+ growth for the first time since the mid-1980s. However, this is likely to change in 2001. A number of major projects have wrapped up and a slowdown in the United States has put the brakes on strong growth in the region’s economy. The 18th edition of APEC’s Major Projects Inventory identifies 221 projects in various stages of development across Atlantic Canada, ranked according to their likelihood of being developed.
The 19th edition of APEC’s Major Projects Inventory identifies 241 projects in various stages of development across Atlantic Canada valued at $44.4 billion, up 19% over last year’s Inventory. Energy and mining investments continue to dominate the list, accounting for about 78% of all Inventory projects. While the overall Inventory is up over last year, activity in 2002 is more muted. Construction is scheduled to begin on three major energy developments in 2003-04, which should make the Atlantic provinces among the economic growth leaders in the country once again.
The 22nd edition of APEC’s Major Projects Inventory identifies 294 actual and potential investment projects across Atlantic Canada, valued at $48 billion. The Inventory indicates investment spending in Atlantic Canada will likely slow down in 2006, as for the first time in over a decade, there is no multi-billion project ready to begin. Some mega-projects could start before the end of the decade, although some uncertainty is associated with these efforts.
The energy sector continues to be the major driver of economic growth in Atlantic Canada. However, the mix of energy projects is changing, as electricity generation and distribution projects now hold a much greater presence and the oil and gas industry has shown a waning influence. The 23rd edition of the Inventory identifies 357 projects in various stages of development across Atlantic Canada. The total value this year is $53.7 billion, up nearly 12% over last year’s Inventory. The accompanying issue of Atlantic Report details related developments, including demand for energy in the U.S.