People across the country are attempting to make their communities less dependent upon unsustainable resource extraction practices and more resilient through diversification strategies, value added industries and greater local participation in local resource use decisions.
Ecotrust Canada’s economic development approach is based on the principle that it is possible to increase local participation – increasing the direct benefit, diversified ownership and economic activity, and maximizing value-added production. We need to do more with less and move away from low-valued commodity markets. We need to end the boom-and-bust cycle that has defined B.C.’s rural economy in the past.
A healthy community is rooted in a diversified, resilient economy. Ecotrust Canada works to build the capacity of communities, First Nations, and entrepreneurs to participate more fully in the regional and global economy.
Community Development projects
Just Transactions, Just Transitions: Towards Truly Sustainable Fisheries in British Columbia (2018)