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Community Planning & Research

Prince George Community Needs Assessment

Planned and carried our a series of focus groups with low income, urban and First Nations communities of Prince George on priorities for literacy, training and community development services on behalf of the Prince George Public Library. (Prince George Public Library; Collaborators: Marleen Morris & Associates)

Community Indicators

gF has been engaged on various community indicator initiatives, consulting communities and stakeholders to develop, compile, analyze and report out on indicators of community vitality, well-being, sustainability, and environmental integrity. These have included the Fraser Basin Sustainability Initiative, the Fraser River Estuary Management Program, the Community Foundations of Canada Vital Signs initiatives in Vancouver (and Vancouver youth), Boundary and the Sunshine Coast. gF was hired to develop indicator reports on population and women’s health for Vancouver Coastal Health. We were also part of the research team that produced the baseline indicator report for the 2010 Olympic Games Impact Committee.

Foreign Land Ownership Policy Review

Conducted an international review of policies and approaches from around the world aimed at limiting non-resident ownership of residential property – and summarized the results into a policy and education publication for real estate professionals, policy makers and the public. (Real Estate Institute of BC; Collaborators: CDI)

Northern BC Housing Study

Researched and produced a publication series examining the key trends, opportunities and challenges influencing housing demand and supply in ten communities across Northern B.C. (BC Housing; Collaborators: CDI)

Vanderhoof Housing Needs Assessment

Developed community and housing profiles for the District of Vanderhoof, BC and conducted a community consultation and workshop to explore housing issues and potential strategies under a range of future scenarios. (District of Vanderhoof; Collaborators: CDI)

Clearwater Community Mobility Study

Managed an in depth, three-year community-based mobility assessment to build an understanding of factors that impede seniors’ mobility as well as identify and execute improvements to make the community more accessible.  The project also involved the development of a toolkit for conducting seniors’ mobility assessments.  (Vancouver Foundation; Collaborators: District of Clearwater and CDI)