Federal and Provincial Elections

Analysis of the region’s participation in federal and provincial elections since 1990

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Federal Programs

Application for CIRA Community Investment Program Grant

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Inter-Municipal Governance

Intermunicipal Cooperation in Northwestern Saskatchewan: Benefits, Challenges, and First Nations Participation

Effective intermunicipal cooperation (IMC) is a way for municipalities to deal with issues of mutual concern and issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries. The report examines the benefits and barriers to inter-municipal collaboration (ICM). Also discussed is First Nations – municipal collaboration. Research leads to a basic observation:  An emerging regional collaborative strategy involving the RM of Meadow Lake and neighbouring municipalities will weave together with the social and economic character of the Indigenous people in the region.

Île-à-la-Crosse Northern Village, Saskatchewan: A New Approach to Understanding Northern Communities es

The Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) has been developing socio-economic indicators (SEI) for the Arctic for over a decade, with an emphasis on finding and applying indicators that speak to the people and cultures of the Arctic. The SDWG’s work is encapsulated in three studies: the Arctic Human Development Report 2004 (AHDR), the Arctic Social Indicators (ASI) 2010, and case studies that were captured in Arctic Social Indicators 2013. In this study, we apply the ASI 2010 indicators to the northern Saskatchewan Métis community of Île-à-la-Crosse, using the available Canadian and Saskatchewan socio-economic indicators, in order to test the applicability of the ASI 2010 methodology to a northern provincial community. In this exercise, we were hampered by the failure of the National Household Survey of 2011 and the dearth of published provincial socio-economic indicators. For instance, the 2013 case studies indicate that territorial governments in the Far North provide a greater wealth of applicable ASI 2010 data for remote Indigenous communities than does the province of Saskatchewan. Finally, the federal government of Canada continues to demand fees for services in order to access data from sources as essential as the Aboriginal People’s Survey (APS) 2012 limiting access to data that is critical for the analysis of resiliency and inequality in Indigenous communities. Overall, we found that the Arctic social indicators provided a clear and concise picture of the social inequalities that exist between northern and southern Saskatchewan, while also demonstrating the strength and resiliency of this Métis community.

Dog Population Management: Stabilizing Dog Populations and Improving Health and Safety in Northern, Remote and Isolated Communities

In many Indigenous communities, especially those in sparsely populated areas, increasing dog numbers is an important public health and safety issue. Even though veterinary services may be lacking, communities are utilizing the resources they have and partnering with veterinarians, animal welfare groups and federal/provincial/territorial governments to develop action plans to manage dog populations. There is no “right” intervention – each community is unique. The size, scope and types of intervention will vary depending on the size and scope of the problem in a community. A community-tailored management program that combine interventions provides the best answer to dog control.


Overview of non-profits legislation and incorporation procedure in Saskatchewan

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Overview of bonding requirements for construction companies in Saskatchewan

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Overview of Métis rights — history, current status, and recent legal developments

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