Community Economic Development Success Stories

Rebuilding Community Health, Wealth and Spirit

Village of Burns Lake

Burns Lake Success Story


In 2012, the Village of Burns Lake, with financial assistance from Northern Development Initiative Trust, and others undertook a significant expansion of the Lakes District arena and curling rink structures, known as the Lakeside Multiplex. The project was part of the recovery efforts to stimulate economic activity in the Burns Lake area following the tragic Babine Forest Products explosion in January 2012. 

Grassroots Economic Development

Bowen Island

Bowen Island Success Story


The Bowen Island Municipality didn’t let the lack of funds stop them from finding the expertise they need to develop the economic development plan to move their community forward.