Gap Analysis 7

Social Dimensions of Resource Development and Well-being


UPDATED: Resource Development and Well-being in Northern Canada: Myth or Opportunity

The benefits and dis-benefits of resource development for families, communities, and regions, with well-being as a core guiding concept.

 Lead researcher: Brenda Parlee, University of Alberta (

This gap analysis researches and highlights areas needing further study with respect to community well-being.

General themes include:

  • education systems;
  • material well-being;
  • culture and well-being;
  • social relations and social economies;
  • land and well-being; and
  • self-determination, human security, and well-being.

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