Community News Archive

Energy Crisis: What We Need to Know

Peak Oil and the Future of Energy

Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 7:30pm
at the Centennial Theatre - 2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

BSDE—A New Relationship between Biotechnology, Sustainable Development and the Economy

Canadians face a future that will be defined by change, with many new economic opportunities, and with a growing need to build a satisfactory relationship between the environment and development. Over the past three decades, opportunity has frequently been associated with new technologies, especially ITC (information technology and communications). More recently, biotechnology has been highlighted as a potential source of long-term economic, social and environmental benefits.

Canadian Rural Partnership

Information on Community Decision Making Tools is now available at

The site contains information that has come from communities across the country, highlighting tools and techniques they have used to involve citizens in community decision making.  You will find Tools, Case Studies, and Good Ideas.  Readers are also encouraged to Tell Us Your Stories, of what has worked in their communities.

Community Accounts

Community Accounts, developed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency in partnership with the Strategic Social Plan (SSP) of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Memorial University, is an innovative information system providing users at all levels with a reliable source of community, regional, and provincial data.

Centre for Community Mapping


The Centre for Community Mapping, a not-for-profit corporation, develops and deploys strategies for social innovation based on modern information and communications technology. COMAP's geo-spatial web-based applications use collaborative geomatics and other social networking tools to create innovative sustainable virtual communities with the goal of strengthening the functioning of civil society.

Breathing Earth

Breathing Earth is a visual simulation displaying the carbon dioxide emission levels of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates - all in real time.