Knowledge Centre A wealth of resources, information, and knowledge Arts & CultureArts & culture play an outsize role in many rural and First Nations communities in British Columbia, and across Canada.Read More AgricultureAgriculture is obviously hugely important. It’s also complicated. Food security. Healthy eating.Read More Asset Based Community DevelopmentAsset-Based Community Development — ABCD — is a place-based community development framework.Read More Economic DevelopmentEconomic development looms as the most significant challenge for many rural communities and First Nations.Read More EducationFor many rural communities, the difference between viability and extinction is the existence of a bustling local school.Read More First Nations/Local Government PartnershipsHighlighting successful First Nation economic collaboration with non-Native partners.Read More ForestryForestry remains an important industry in British Columbia, its evolution, driven by a number of factors including technological change...Read More HealthAccess to adequate health care in rural and remote communities and First Nations in British Columbia is an ongoing challenge.Read More Housing & CLTsAffordable, place-appropriate housing is one of the most vexing challenges facing rural, remote, and First Nations.Read More InfrastructureCrumbling, inadequate infrastructure is a pressing issue for many rural communities and First Nations.Read More InvestmentFinding investment capital is a serious issue for many rural communities. Solutions may lie closer to home than we think...Read More PolicyRural policy plays a vital role in everything from sustainable economic development to environmental protection in rural BC.Read More RevitalizationRural revitalization is a major challenge for many rural regions and communities across BC – as populations are both ageing and shrinking.Read More Rural SeniorsMany rural communities are experiencing an increasingly ageing population. This carries with it a range of challenges...Read More Rural YouthMany rural communities struggle to retain their young people and find it equally challenging to attract young newcomers.Read More StatisticsIn small communities, a lack of capacity can be a significant challenge, in particular in cases where there is an absence of empirical dataRead More TechnologyThe FCM noted that “broadband Internet access has become fundamental to modern life, and has the power to transform rural Canada.Read More TourismAs a global economic sector, tourism has been growing steadily over the past few decades, and already forms a major component of ...Read More Join our Newsletter Community We never spam or share your contact information but we will keep you up-to-date with the latest news and information that is of importance to Rural, Remote and First Nations British Columbians... Name Please enter your name. Email Address Please enter a valid email address. Subscribe! Congratulations! You are now a subscribed member!Please check your email for further instructions.Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.