The old saying, "you don't know what you don't know" is certainly applicable when it comes to rural decision-making.
In small communities, a lack of capacity can be a significant challenge, in particular in cases where there is an absence of useful, empirical data upon which appropriate decisions can be made.
We're committed to finding data of importance to rural decision-makers and making it easily accessible.
Non-metropolitan Canadian population size (PDF)
Rural Canada 2013: an update re. the current structure & trends in rural Canada (PDF)
Non-metro population growth in Canada (PDF)
Youth retention in rural Canada (PDF)
Aging in rural Canada (PDF)
The size of Canada's non-metro economy (PDF)
Canada's non-metro employment by sector (PDF)
A major part of our mandate here at the BC Rural Centre is to provide timely information and tools that help rural &…