Community Development Institute - UNBC

    Career Training Available in Northern BC
    In December 2013, the CDI examined the availability of career-oriented training programs, including skilled trades programs, at four educational institutions in northern British Columbia. These institutions were:
    ·         The College of New Caledonia,
    ·         Northern Lights College,
    ·         Northwest Community College, and
    ·         The University of Northern British Columbia.
    This report shows the length, location, and prerequisites of the training programs offered, as well as the certification received upon completion.

    NEW: CDI Community Connections Winter 2014 Newsletter

    Current CDI Projects

    YOUth commuNITY (YOU-NITY) Talks: Volunteering

    On February 25, the CDI co-sponsored YOUth commuNITY (YOU-NITY) Talks: Volunteering with the Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society of Prince George. The event was part of their Setting the Stage for Girls and Young Women to Succeed program and provided an opportunity for students to connect with volunteer organizations in the community.

    The Community Development Institute at UNBC is dedicated to understanding and realizing the potential of BC’s non-metropolitan communities in a changing global economy, preparing students and practitioners for leadership roles in community and economic development, and creating a body of knowledge, information, and research that will enhance our understanding and our ability to deal with the impacts of ongoing transformation.

    In keeping with the vision of the University of Northern British Columbia, the Community Development Institute is committed to working with all communities – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – to help them further their aspirations in community and regional development.

    To realize this vision, the Community Development Institute will:
    • Work with industry, communities, business, and government to identify and assess opportunities, develop strategies, and facilitate partnerships for long-term community and economic benefit in a changing global economy.
    • Provide academic and professional development programs and courses to develop expertise and leadership capacity in community and economic development.
    • Provide research, information, and policy advice that enhance our understanding and ability to deal with the impacts of ongoing transformation.
    • Support multi-sectoral dialogue and planning to prepare industry, communities, and government for future opportunities and challenges.
    The CDI realizes that for long-term community and economic transformation to be successful, all stakeholders involved must be actively engaged in planning the way forward. The CDI will continue to be inclusive of all stakeholders with the goal of broadening understanding and creating common plans for the future.

    The Community Development Institute at UNBC

    "Research having an impact,
    People making a difference"