22 record(s) found with the tag "public policy" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Non-renewable resource development, homelessness and the potential for community-based housing governance and policy in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Principal Investigator: Freeman, Lisa
Licensed Year(s): 2017
Summary: The relationship between resource development, affordable housing and government interventions in northern communities is a long and complicated one. Housing insecurity has been a concern in the Northwest Territories (NWT) since the establishment of settlements and the introduction of state-run housing programs in the mid-20th century. Chronic housing need is worsening in many settlement communiti...

Non-governmental influence on Arctic policy through parliamentary committees in Canada and Russia
Principal Investigator: Marlin, Marguerite
Licensed Year(s): 2016
Summary: This research examines two parliamentary states with large Arctic expanses and more Southern political centers – Canada and Russia – in order to determine the extent to which representation of Arctic interests is accomplished through different parliamentary systems and through parliamentary committees in particular. The main research question is: What are the key historical, institutional, and...

Pacific Northwest Economic Region - Roadmap to Resilient, Net-Zero Buildings and Deep Energy Retrofits
Principal Investigator: Montgomery, James
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: The objectives of this study are to develop a roadmap to identify key policies and technologies that allow for net-zero emissions buildings to be constructed in the northwest of Canada and the United States. Given the diversity of jurisdictions in in the region, the “strategies” contained within the Roadmap will aim to catalyze new legislation or policy in each jurisdiction by highlighting key opp...

Report on the State of Domestic Energy Provision in the Arctic
Principal Investigator: Mallett, Alexandra
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: The objectives of this research project are to: 1) provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary ‘snapshot’ of domestic energy provision in the Arctic, 2) provide a foundation to help guide future research efforts regarding sustainable energy in Canada’s Arctic; and, 3) inform policy debates. The proposed report seeks to inform practitioners, key policy makers, academics, and Non-Governmental O...

Seeking Common Ground: An Ethnographic Narrative of Professional Practices, and the Marginalization of Community Ways of Knowing
Principal Investigator: Martin, Jim L
Licensed Year(s): 2013
Summary: The focus of this inquiry is to study the epistemological problems of understanding emerging from unexamined assumptions and values that frame the belief systems of government professional practices, and indigenous ways of knowing in the Tlicho communities of the NWT. The inquiry asks the question, “How can differences in ways of knowing between northern Canadian communities, and government be...

Shifting stories, changing places: transformational narratives of climate change in northwestern Canada and Alaska
Principal Investigator: Van Wyck, Peter
Licensed Year(s): 2012
Summary: This research looks at how northern communities and environmental groups have deployed “public storytelling” to influence public policy in two particular instances related to northern food security and climate change: (1) protection of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge lands as calving grounds of the Porcupine caribou herd and (2) regulation of industrial activities in the Arctic Ocean as these ...

Rural and Northern Community Response to Intimate Partner Violence
Principal Investigator: Hampton, Mary
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Summary: This study will: 1. Integrate several sources of data to create an action plan that maps the socio-spatial problem of intimate partner violence; 2. Create narratives describing community response in rural and northern areas of the Prairie Provinces and the NWT; and 3. Generate a grounded theory as a practical tool to create and sustain non-violent communities in these regions of Canada. The ...

Alternatives North: A history
Principal Investigator: Sabin, Jerald
Licensed Year(s): 2011
Summary: The goal of this work is to produce a chapter in an edited book about social economy organizations in Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. The book is supported by the Social Economy Research Network of Northern Canada, located at Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon. The chapter will provide a history of Alternatives North, an overview of its activities and activism, and an analysis o...

Designing Appropriate Dispute Resolution Processes for use in Civil Matters in the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Posynick, James
Licensed Year(s): 2005
Summary: The objectives of this study are to increase access to justice by increasing the availability of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes to NWT residents and to assist communities in using existing ADR or developing socially/culturally and legally...

The Role of School in the Lives of Northern Aboriginal Youth
Principal Investigator: Davison, Colleen
Licensed Year(s): 2005
Summary: This is a qualitative ethographic study, meaning that the researcher learns by observing and analysing a system or setting while living and working within that system or setting. The researcher will be working at Chief Jimmy Bruneau School in Rae-Edzo,...