"Seeking understanding of Aboriginal peoples' place in today's society and ultimately for the future means understanding the history that has brought us here. It is not the history that solely acknowledges the Euro-Canadian perspective that will bring this understanding but it is an holistic approach that also respects the Aboriginal world view. This strategy draws on "ways of knowing" that honor written and oral traditions and is blended with a spiritual element that promotes a full appreciation for both approaches.
"This study examines employment segregation by gender and by Aboriginal ancestry within Canada's forest sector in 2001. Results show that while gender segregation was principally by occupation, segregation by Aboriginal ancestry was principally by industry sub-sector. White women were over represented in clerical occupations and Aboriginal men were over represented in woods based industries. Patterns of employment for Aboriginal women differed from those of both Aboriginal men and white women."
The Metal Mining Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act direct metal mines to conduct environmental effects monitoring (EEM) as a condition governing the authority to deposit effluent. This technical guidance document for EEM studies presents the most applicable generic designs currently available without being an exhaustive list of methodologies. This technical guidance document replaces the 2002 version.
This report compiles and summarizes the available literature on the silvicultural and economic outcomes of partial cutting and clearcutting systems in the Acadian Forest and other forests in northeastern North America with the aim of informing an analysis of the potential impacts of reducting the prevalence of clearcutting in Nova Scotia. Yield and growth, regeneration, stand composition, costs, profitability and employment were investigated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.