State of the Basin 2017 - Snapshot Report

2017 State of the Basin: A Checkup on Regional Well-being

Every year, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College takes stock of well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This region wide check-up investigates a number of indicators across economic, social, cultural and environmental topics.

The 2017 Snapshot report is now available and highlights issues that may be cause for celebration or concern.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:50
Grey wave gains momentum: New data sheds light on Basin-Boundary demographics

Grey Wave Gains Momentum

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.

RDI Products
Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:50

Non-Profit Social Sector

Exploring Characteristics, Capacity, and Collaboration of the Social Non-Profit Sector

This applied research project explored key characteristics, financial and human resources, organizational capacity, social innovation, and organizational connections in the Columbia Basin-Boundary non-profit social sector. The research was an important step towards enabling evidence-based decision-making by our regions’ colleges and Columbia Basin Trust in efforts related to strengthening the sector.

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:09

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