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2016 State of the Basin Report Released

2016 State of the Basin Report Released

The full 2016 State of the Basin report is now available. The State of the Basin initiative monitors indicators of economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This report provides detailed analysis and research to accompany the 2016 State of the Basin Snapshot Report, which was released earlier this year.

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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:37
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2016 State of the Basin Report Released

2016 State of the Basin Report Released

The full 2016 State of the Basin report is now available. The State of the Basin initiative monitors indicators of economic, social, cultural, and environmental well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This report provides detailed analysis and research to accompany the 2016 State of the Basin Snapshot Report, which was released earlier this year.

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Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:37
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Grey wave gains momentum: New data sheds light on Basin-Boundary demographics

Grey wave gains momentum: New data sheds light on Basin-Boundary demographics

There are now more seniors than youth in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region, and our population is aging faster than the overall populations for Canada and British Columbia.

Statistics Canada recently released data from the 2016 Census on age and sex of the population. While Basin-Boundary populations are showing certain demographic trends that are common across much of the country, the data shows that there are other issues that are unique to rural places, including the many diverse communities in our region.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:11
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Trends Analysis: Community & Society (2016)

Society and human communities are complex, with a variety of variables at work. While society can be thought of as a broader term describing the direct and indirect social connections between people, community is made up of individuals who are closely connected, often by geography. Community can be defined broadly as “a group of people who live, learn, work, and play in an environment at a given time”.

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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:55
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Trends Analysis: Demographics (2016)

It is estimated that 4,683,139 people live in British Columbia (BC), of which 3.5% or 162,900 people live in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region.Demographic data, such as population estimates, can not only provide information about the people in a place, but can help inform planning and decision-making. Demographic indicators covered in this trends analysis include:

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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:13
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Trends Analysis: Education & Learning (2016)

Education is a key social determinant of health.1 From the early years to adulthood, education is a foundation of healthy personal development. The importance of literacy is well documented, including how literacy matters not only for personal health, educational attainment, and financial security, but for the well-being of a community and health of the economy.2 Education increases overall literacy and understanding of how one can promote one’s own health and well-being, and provides the knowledge and skills needed to actively participate and contribute to society.

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Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:53
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Youth Training & Education Knowledge Brief

Youth are increasingly at a disadvantage in today’s labour market due to an increased emphasis on experience. In rural areas there can be even fewer opportunities for youth and those opportunities that are available can be undesirable (e.g., fewer opportunities, short term contracts, no benefits, low wages), impacting the ability for youth to stay or return. Additionally, inaccessible services and few youth specific services can amplify challenges, as can out-of-date marketing of job opportunities, negative perceptions of youth, and logistical challenges (e.g., transportation).

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Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:28
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