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EXCHANGE · INNOVATE · IGNITE
It takes a community to come together to build a prosperous future. At The Forge you will find people hard at work, shaping and transforming Fort St. John — exchanging ideas, sparking innovation, and igniting change — in business, non-profit, and public sectors.
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IDEAS AND NEW INITIATIVES
The Forge is where a partnership between the Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) and the City of Fort St. John comes to life. Engaged and involved citizens are making a difference here at The Forge — we are developing plans for building social capacity, economic growth, and diversification.


WHAT SERVICES DOES THE FORGE PROVIDE?

RESEARCH. The Forge has developed a comprehensive profile of the community including information about the population, economy, infrastructure, education, health, social services, environment, and local government services. We also completed a survey on the community’s perspectives on quality of life. Non-profits are using our data in grant applications. Businesses are using it to develop plans. Government is using it to develop policies and programs.

DIALOGUE. Over the coming months, The Forge will host numerous community dialogue sessions. We will address topics including housing, jobs, community programs, education, health, seniors, and youth issues.

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT. With input from the community, the CDI team at The Forge will develop both economic and social development frameworks for the City of Fort St. John. These will focus on current and future opportunities to grow, strengthen, and diversify the economy, and enhance quality of life and livability in Fort St. John. After the frameworks are developed, we will continue to work with the community to turn the opportunities into action.
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Energizing our Future
September 18, 2019
Energizing our Future Fort St. John Social and Economic Development Frameworks Community Open House You're invited! Stay for 2 minutes or 2 hours, it's up to you.  Highlights: ...

Energizing our Future
September 19, 2019
Energizing our Future Fort St. John Social and Economic Development Frameworks Community Open House You're invited! Stay for 2 minutes or 2 hours, it's up to you.  Highlights: ...

Energizing our Future
September 20, 2019
Energizing our Future Fort St. John Social and Economic Development Frameworks Community Open House You're invited! Stay for 2 minutes or 2 hours, it's up to you.  Highlights: ...

Energizing our Future
September 21, 2019
Energizing our Future Fort St. John Social and Economic Development Frameworks Community Open House You're invited! Stay for 2 minutes or 2 hours, it's up to you.  Highlights: ...



Your Voice: Seniors in Fort St. John
June 19, 2019
Join other Fort St. John residents for a small group discussion, facilitated by the CDI team.  Share your experiences, ideas, concerns, and hopes for seniors in Fort St. John. Anyone 18 ...

Your Voice: Families in Fort St. John
June 18, 2019
Join other Fort St. John residents for a small group discussion, facilitated by the CDI team.  Share your experiences, ideas, concerns, and hopes for families in Fort St. John. Anyone 18 ...

Treaty 8 Open House, Your Voice: Quality of Life in Fort St. John
June 18, 2019
Look for the CDI Table at Treaty 8 Open House. Share your experiences, ideas, concerns and hopes for Quality of Life in Fort St. John. 12-3 pm

Leaders Lab Speaker Series - Ready or Not: Services need to support community and economic change
June 13, 2019
Guest Speaker: Greg Halseth , Professor, UNBC Geography Program; Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies; Co-Director, Community Development Institute People depend on local ...

Your Voice: Retail and Services in Fort St. John
May 29, 2019
Join other Fort St. John residents for a small group discussion, facilitated by the CDI team, on Retail and Services. Come and share your experiences, ideas, concerns, and hopes for Retail and ...
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9904 94th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1T4 · 250-261-9917 · cdi@unbc.ca · facebook.com/TheForgeFSJ

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