Boom/Bust in Canada: Tempering Canadian Experiences of Resource Dependency

Many people within Canada’s resource-based communities (RBCs) are increasingly becoming aware that complex political and socio-ecological variability and change may bring risk to their community, livelihoods, and well-being. The goal of this cluster is to examine the concept of resiliency within the context of RBCs to address the problematic relationship(s) between reliance, community well-being, and adaptive capacity, and to develop planning tools that RBCs and their respective governments and residents can access and learn from to improve their resiliency.

Principal Investigator

Leith Deacon (Planning/Science)