Resources

Here you can find helpful resources that ALIVE regularly uses or references, and the publications that ALIVE has helped shape, create, or been apart of.

For a better understanding of what place-based means, why it’s important, and where it emerged check out this brief! Reconciliation in Action: A Place-based Approach

The Reconciliation in Action Booklet
Developed in response to citizens inquiring about the placebased model and how it works in the inner city of Vancouver.

Environics Urban Aboriginal People Study 
Building Aboriginal inclusive communities in Vancouver requires a comprehensive understanding of the values, experiences, identities and aspirations of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples living in our city. A 2010 Environics Institute report, the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (UAPS), documents the findings of their inquiry into these issues. It also reports on the types of perceptions non-Aboriginal people hold in regards to the Aboriginal population. These findings are based on interviews with a sample of 250 Aboriginal people in Vancouver and 2500 telephone surveys with non-Aboriginal individuals. You can read the full report here and key findings from various cities in Canada here.

The Globe and Mail recently published a piece that summarizes the UAPS findings and reflects on how we can advance the conversation and attend to the diverse needs and interests of the growing urban Aboriginal population in Canada. You can read the article on the Globe and Mail website.