A small sampling of the projects we've produced for clients over the years.

 
 
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Economic Impacts Associated With Guided Angling

We recently completed a study for the Skeena Angling Guide Association estimating the economic impact of guided angling in the lower Skeena region. In 2016, guided angling in the Lower Skeena region contributed over $16.5 million in terms of domestic output and created or supported 225 jobs. You can download a copy of the report here.

On our way to visit Inuit artists in Nain, Hopedale, and Postville, Nunatsiavut.

On our way to visit Inuit artists in Nain, Hopedale, and Postville, Nunatsiavut.

Survey of the Inuit Arts Economy

We had the tremendous privilege of meeting with Inuit artists across the Canadian arctic in the summer of 2016 during our study of the economic impacts of the Inuit arts economy in Canada. Our study is the first to provide insights into the arts economy in each Inuit homeland region of Canada. Collectively, Inuit art employs 4,230 artists adding $87.2 million dollars to GDP in Canada annually.

 

Fly fishing on a Skeena River tributary.

Development of the SkeenaWild IOS Application

Alongside our client and friend, SkeenaWild, we've developed an iOS application that leverages the huge data collection efforts made by different government organizations in the collection of many types of data including: weather forecasts, tides, astral, water flow, and test fishery. Combined with integrated GIS and mapping technology, the SW App is the first of its kind that allows anglers to view their position relative to regulatory boundaries, access all the latest relevant data, and quickly and easily report poaching or illegal activity.

Babine River sockeye salmon returning home to spawn.

Babine River sockeye salmon returning home to spawn.

Stochastic Simulation Model of Sockeye Harvest

On behalf of a regional First Nation, we produced a stochastic simulation model to estimate the impacts of Alaskan commercial, Canadian commercial, in-river recreational, down-river Food, Social and Ceremonial (FSC), and finally local harvests of Babine River sockeye. This model is used to help inform First Nations' positions on proposed harvest rate changes as it details the impacts on local salmon populations instead of aggregate populations - an important distinction for First Nations whose territory includes local salmon populations.

Costing Model of Labour Market Gap Closing Initiatives

We produced an econometric model for Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to estimate the program cost associated with narrowing the employment rate gap and occupational skills gap between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous working age populations over a 10-year program horizon. This model contributed to a final report delivered to ESDC, ultimately contributing to the Budget 2018 decision to increase funding for the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training program.