Valuing Youth Voice after Disaster: Recovery & Resilience in Wood Buffalo

In the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, a lot can be learned from young people who experienced the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire disaster. Knowing and hearing their concerns will be critical for shaping how they and their communities recover and build a more resilient future. This means ensuring that youth have support to explore and implement creative solutions to complex, post-disaster challenges.

Application of lean construction in Small and medium-sized enterprises

Construction SMEs significantly contribute to Canada’s economy. Therefore high productivity within the SMEs is highly beneficial for the development of the country. Building constructions and renovations are everyday occurrences which involve the constant need to improve and readapt business practices to market forces and trends of globalization. Consumers and business owners face problems during each project that may result in delayed project delivery or extra cost spending. No one really likes this right?

Valuing Youth Voices after Disaster: Recovery & Resilience in Fort McMurray

When disasters strike, young people are often portrayed as victims with little to contribute to their recovery. This can lead to the absence of critical youth concerns in key decision-making processes despite growing evidence that strengthened community engagement and voice generates social, economic, and environmental benefits in short and long term recovery. The proposed research focuses on participatory media as a pathway for engaging disaster-affected youth and communities.

From trees to bluebirds: the communication of conservation on Vancouver Island

The Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT) is a non-government organization that endeavours to inform the public of their scientific findings and conservation goals. Social media has been used for conservation outreach, but the role of the public in sharing tweets and posts can have mixed effects. What information are shared by the public can either further share scientific information, maintain false information in the public sphere, or be ignored without any uptake.

An exploration of community-organised social enterprise in the development of local food system infrastructure

This research will explore how community organised social entrepreneurship and enterprise can be used to build and strengthen local food systems in the Capital Region of British Columbia. It will ask questions about how effective social entrepreneurship could be in developing warehousing, distribution and processing services that are compatible in scale and quality with community-based local food system objectives and values.

Exploring the Uptake and Impact of Using the LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework to Enhance Leadership Capacity in Health Systems Year Two

The health system in Canada is increasingly recognized as a complex adaptive environment requiring system wide perspectives and approaches for improving outcomes. The World Health Organization has identified leadership as a key building block of systems change, yet evaluating the value of investment in leadership development is challenging. LEADS is an evidence-based leadership development framework offered through the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), complemented by four 360 LEADS© self-assessment tools.

Industry sectors that attract recent Chinese immigrants to Canada

This paper will explore the industry sectors that attract and retain the largest number of very recent Chinese immigrants (5 years or less) to Canada and the credential recognition services that Chinese skilled workers need in order to be able to work to their full potential in Canada. This paper will also include a review of the Canadian policies and services towards attracting foreign skilled workers.

A comparative analysis of good governance in Canada and Vietnam to enable civil society organizations to participate as a central development actor

The overall aim of the research is to increase the influence of citizens in governance activities in Vietnam through bilateral development assistance from Canada. The research will compare the Canadian and Vietnamese characterization of “governance” and “good governance,” notably how governance is conceptualized and measured. The research will document specific Canadian approaches to and international norms for engaging civil society organizations in governance processes, in comparison to Vietnam.

Exploring the Uptake and Impact of Using the LEADS in a Caring Environment Frameworkto Enhance Leadership Capacity in Health Systems

The health system in Canada is increasingly recognized as a complex adaptive environment requiring system wide perspectives and approaches for improving outcomes. The World Health Organization has identified leadership as a key building block of systems change, yet evaluating the value of investment in leadership development is challenging. LEADS is an evidence-based leadership development framework offered through the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), complemented by four 360 LEADS© self-assessment tools.

Learning from the Past: Strengthening Collaborative Skeena River Watershed Fisheries Management

The Skeena River near Prince Rupert is home to five species of salmon, steelhead and many other aquatic species, and draws diverse interests which include: federal and provincial governments, First Nations, commercial and recreational fishers, non-governmental environmental organizations, small businesses, and the public. Parties with diverse ecological, economic and cultural interests such as these present complex challenges that can impede collaborative fisheries management.

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