The mission of the Omineca Coalition is to provide unified, cross-regional leadership that ensures place-based, innovation driven, economic diversification, sustainable development and, resiliency. The Coalition will lead with integrity and dedication, initiating collaborative solutions that enable all our citizens to better determine future opportunities and respond to challenges.
Our Capstone Objectives
Our region is exists on a foundation of abundant productive land and natural resources, but we need to create the right set of circumstances if our citizens and the rest of the province are to continue enjoying the potential benefits. We call these fundamental requirements our "Capstone Objectives" – the things that connect and strengthen our ability to succeed. By having all sectors working together within the region, and in partnership with neighboring regions, senior governments and others, we can strengthen the framework upon which our future success will be built. Achievement of the following long-term goals will provide strength and resilience across all sectors and communities in the region.
The Rural BC Project is an initiative to stimulate discussion and understanding of the challenges facing rural BC and the actions required to help rural BC communities succeed.
There has been significant reference in the media over the past decade about the decline of rural Canada and the increasing urban-rural "divide". While rural BC and Canada does indeed face challenges, there are also significant opportunities. The Rural BC Project grew out of the highly successful Reversing the Tide initiative. The Reversing the Tide initiative included research, case studies and a major conference on rural economic revitalization held in Prince George in October 2008. This initiative identified the current best practices in rural economic development and revitalization . . .