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2nd National Conference March 2 and 3, 2010 Toronto, ON Canada. ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH MEASUREMENT. Canadian Sustainability Indicator Initiatives. THE SUSTAINABLE MCGILL PROJECT. ORGANIZATION: McGill University LOCATION: Montreal, Québec

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2nd National Conference

March 2 and 3, 2010

Toronto, ON Canada

ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH MEASUREMENT

Canadian Sustainability

Indicator Initiatives

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THE SUSTAINABLE MCGILL PROJECT

  • ORGANIZATION: McGill University
  • LOCATION: Montreal, Québec
  • GOAL: A student led initiative working towards a more environmentally sustainable and socially just campus society.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Ecosystem Sustainability Assessment Report, Toilets, Trees and Travel (2005).
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Solid Waste Indicator Set

Ecosystem Sustainability Assessment of McGill University: Trees, Toilets, and Travel (2007)

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ATLANTIC CANADA SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE

  • ORGANIZATION: Centre for Rural Sustainability
  • LOCATION: Atlantic Canada
  • GOAL: Building greater regional collaboration on and support for sustainability in Atlantic Canada.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: ACSI Strategic Plan 2008-2011.
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The Sustainability Bulletin

http://www.atlanticsustainability.ca/news/sustbulletin.htm

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CANADIAN INDEX OF WELLBEING

  • ORGANIZATION: Institute of Wellbeing
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: To report on the quality of life of Canadians, and to promote a dialogue about the types of policies and programs that will move us closer toward achieving wellbeing.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: How Are Canadians Really Doing? (2009); Community Vitality (2009).
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Headline indicators for community vitality.

http://www.ciw.ca/en/TheCanadianIndexOfWellbeing/DomainsOfWellbeing/CommunityVitality/HeadlineIndicators.aspx

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REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY (RGS) MONITORING PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Capital Region District
  • LOCATION: Region of Victoria, British Columbia
  • GOAL: A suite of over fifty indicators chosen to evaluate the success of regional initiatives and implementation of the RGS.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: State of the Region Report, 2008 Regional Growth Strategy Five-Year Monitoring Review.
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Sample solid waste indicator.

State of the Region Report (2008).

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NWT STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Government of the Northwest Territories
  • LOCATION: Northwest Territories
  • GOAL: To provide information about our changing environment; to identify trends and help make policy decisions.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: State of the Environment Report (2009).
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Vegetation indicator.

State of the Environment Report (2009).

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TORONTO’S SOCIAL LANDSCAPE REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Social Planning Toronto
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: To paint a picture of Toronto’s population and the major trends impacting its residents.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Toronto’s Social Landscape - Ten Year Trends (2009).
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Education indicators.

Toronto’s Social Landscape - Ten Year Trends(2009)

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SUSTAINABLE PICKERING

  • ORGANIZATION: City of Pickering
  • LOCATION: Pickering, Ontario
  • GOAL: Working to make Pickering a more sustainable city - environmentally, socially, and economically.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Measuring Sustainability Progress Report (in development).
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Measuring sustainability.

http://sustainablepickering.com/measuringsustainabilityc18.php

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UBC SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE

  • ORGANIZATION: University of British Columbia
  • LOCATION: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • GOAL: By harnessing UBC’s immense physical and intellectual resources, we’re working to develop positive solutions for today’s ecological challenges.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Inspirations and Aspirations, a sustainability strategy (2007); UBC Sustainability Report (2009).
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Biodiversity indicators.

UBC Sustainability Report, 2006-2007.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd.
  • LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
  • GOAL: The AECL Environmental Policy commits the AECL to the concept of sustainable development.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: AECL Annual Environmental Performance Report (2007).
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Environmental Protection Program.

http://www.aecl.ca/Development/Environment/EPP.htm

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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE

  • ORGANIZATION: University of Toronto
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: A student led initiative working towards a more environmentally sustainable and socially just campus society.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Ecosystem Sustainability Assessment Report, Toilets, Trees and Travel (2005).
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Greenhouse Gas emissions chart.

http://sustainability.utoronto.ca/projects/ghg/buildings.htm

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CANMORE COMMUNITY MONITORING PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley
  • LOCATION: Canmore, Alberta
  • GOAL: To monitor developing trends, assist with decision making, serve as an early detection system, and illustrate progress towards the community’s vision.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Canmore Community Monitoring Program (2003, 2006, 2008).
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Conceptual land use map.

Canmore Community Monitoring Program (2008).

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SUSTAINABLE HALTON

  • ORGANIZATION: Region of Halton
  • LOCATION: Halton Region, Ontario
  • GOAL: Sustainable Halton is the region’s response to the province’s Places To Grow Plan. It identifies urban growth areas to 2031, and what land will be preserved for wildlife, greenspace and farmland.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainable Halton Growth Management Plan Evaluation Framework (2008); From Policy to Practice (2009).
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Sustainable Halton Timeline

http://www.halton.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=8310&pageId=9382

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THE WAY AHEAD: CITY OF EDMONTON STRATEGIC PLAN

  • ORGANIZATION: City of Edmonton
  • LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta
  • GOAL: A ten year strategic plan highlighting how the City is working to achieve the Edmonton envisioned by its citizens.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Annual State of the City Reports measures Edmonton’s progress towards these goals.
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Compilation of select indicators.

City of Edmonton State of the City Report (2007).

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SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION STUDY

  • ORGANIZATION: Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
  • LOCATION: Mississauga, Ontario
  • GOAL: A primary research study of consumer purchasing behaviour. The results suggest possible actions that could lead to increased adoption of sustainable consumption in our purchasing decisions.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainable Consumption: How Do We Encourage Consumers to Purchase Sustainably? (2009)
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Sustainability Issues in Purchasing

Sustainable Consumption: How Do We Encourage Consumers to Consume Sustainably? (2009)

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SYNCRUDE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • LOCATION: North of Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • GOAL: A comprehensive discussion about the social, economic and environmental impacts of Syncrude’s business activities.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainability Reports (2002 - 2007).
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Key Air Indicators.

Syncrude 2007 Sustainability Report.

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SHELL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Shell Canada
  • LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta
  • GOAL: Intended to provide stakeholders with a balanced representation of the company’s economic, environmental and social performance.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainable Development Report (2005, 2006).
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Environmental performance indicators.

Shell 2006 Sustainable Development Report.

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CANADIAN CEMENT INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Cement Association of Canada
  • LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec
  • GOAL: Through collective action by its members, the CAC promotes the sustainable growth of the cement industry.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Canadian Cement Industry Sustainability Report (2006, 2008).
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Air pollutant releases chart.

Canadian Cement Industry Sustainability Report 2006.

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NESTLÉ CANADA SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Nestlé Canada Inc.
  • LOCATION: North York, Ontario
  • GOAL: Actions are taken at improving the environmental sustainability of Nestlé products throughout their life cycle.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Environmental Sustainability Report (2008)
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Environmental Performance Indicators.

Nestlé Canada Environmental Sustainability Report 2008.

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ONTARIO COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: The Pembina Institute
  • LOCATION: Drayton Valley, Alberta
  • GOAL: A report to inform and provide a basis of measurement for urban sustainable policies and program development.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Ontario Community Sustainability Report (2007).
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Study indicators.

Ontario Community Sustainability Report (2007).

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FOCUSING OUR ENERGY

  • ORGANIZATION: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • LOCATION: St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • GOAL: To ensure the province’s energy resources contribute to a vibrant and sustainable Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Focusing Our Energy (2009).
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Wind Energy Potential

Focusing Our Energy (2009).

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MINING

  • ORGANIZATION: Mining Association of Canada
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: A strategy for improving the mining industry’s performance by aligning its actions with the priorities and values of Canadians.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Towards Sustainable Mining Progress Report (2007, 2009).
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TSM Frameworks and Protocols.

Towards Sustainable Mining Update Bulletin (January 2010).

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2007-2009

  • ORGANIZATION: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: The SDS is an important tool to help the department deliver on its mandate and take environmental, economic and social considerations into account in decision making.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainable Development Strategies (2001, 2005, 2007); Our Waters, Our Future, Strategic Plan 2005-2010.
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Selected indicator table.

Sustainable Development Strategy, 2007-2009.

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SUSTAINABLE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

  • ORGANIZATION: Sustainable Forest Management Network
  • LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta
  • GOAL: To develop criteria and indicators for Aboriginal Peoples and their social and economic development.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Early in development.
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Sustainable Aboriginal Communities Research Area webpage.

http://www.sfmnetwork.ca/html/inbrief_aboriginal_communities_e.html

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2007-2009

  • ORGANIZATION: Parks Canada
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: Parks Canada’s SDS provides a roadmap for integrating the principles of sustainable development into its policies, programs, legislation and operations.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: State of the Protected Heritage Areas Report (2005, 2007).
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Selected indicator chart.

State of Protected Heritage Areas Report (2005 - 2007).

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ENVIRONMENTAL MASTER PLAN

  • ORGANIZATION: City of Windsor
  • LOCATION: Windsor, Ontario
  • GOAL: To set out a series of actions for the municipality to take, in the short and long terms, to improve the city’s environment.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Environmental Master Plan (2006); Report on the State of our Environment (2008).
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Attitudes to the Environment indicator

City of Windsor’s Report on the State of our Environment (2008).

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LOCAL FOOD PLUS CERTIFIED LOCAL SUSTAINABLE PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Local Food Plus
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: Local Food Plus nurtures regional food economies by certifying farmers and processors for local sustainable production.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Certification Program
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Farmer Certification Flow Chart

http://www.localfoodplus.ca/information_for_farmers_and_processors.certification_for_farmers.gk

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REINA ROSS ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK

  • ORGANIZATION: Regina Eco-Industrial Network Association
  • LOCATION: Regina, Saskatchewan
  • GOAL: To transform one of Regina’s largest industrial districts into a high performance eco-industrial park.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Ross Industrial Park Baseline Study.
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Electricity and water consumption figures.

Ross Park Industrial Park Baseline Study

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TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY PLAN

  • ORGANIZATION: Town of Collingwood
  • LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec
  • GOAL: The plan provides a framework for sustainable decision making by building on the solid foundation of work already under way at the Town.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainable Community Plan (2008).
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Characteristics and Categories of a

Sustainable Collingwood.

Sustainable Community Plan for the Town of Collingwood (2008).

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GTAA PARTNERS IN PROJECT GREEN

  • ORGANIZATION: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: To create the Pearson Eco-Business Zone, envisioned to be internationally recognized for competitive, high performance, and eco-friendly business climate.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Project Green Programs (online).
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Program implementation and monitoring framework.

Partners in Project Green Final Report (2008).

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VISIONS TO ACTION: CITY OF ROSSLAND

STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

  • ORGANIZATION: City of Rossland
  • LOCATION: Rossland, British Columbia
  • GOAL: The Plan provides long term objectives to guide the city’s journey to a sustainable future.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Visions to Action: City of Rossland Strategic Sustainability Plan (2009).
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Focus Area Indicator Table

Visions To Action (2009).

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CITY OF LEDUC GENUINE WELL-BEING REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: City of Leduc
  • LOCATION: Leduc, Alberta
  • GOAL: To test the viability of the framework to measure and monitor the community’s overall well-being, quality of life, vitality, and long term sustainability.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: City of Leduc 2005 Genuine Well-being Report.
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Partial listing of Genuine Well-being Indicators; Leduc Genuine Well-being Index Flower.

City of Leduc 2005 Genuine Well-being Report.

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SOUTH OKANAGAN REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY

  • ORGANIZATION: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • LOCATION: Penticton, British Columbia
  • GOAL: The RGS is a long term planning project that aims to ensure that growth takes place in the south Okanagan in a sustainable manner.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Issues to Vision Report; South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy.
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Key Performance Indicator Chart.

South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy.

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GLOBAL CITY INDICATORS PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Global City Indicators Facility
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: Provides a standardized set of indicators with a globalized methodology to allow for global comparability of city performance and knowledge sharing.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Global City Indicators Program (2009)
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Selected GCIF Indicators

GCIF Indicators (Jan 2010) from http://www.cityindicators.org/ProjectDeliverables.aspx

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MEASURING ECO-EFFICIENCY PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE).
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: The NRTEE has developed and tested decision rules and definitions for energy, waste, and water intensity indicators.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Eco-efficiency Indicators Workbook (2001).
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Core Energy Intensity Indicator.

NRTEE Eco-efficiency Workbook (2001).

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HOW CANADA PERFORMS

  • ORGANIZATION: The Conference Board of Canada
  • LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec
  • GOAL: A multi-year research initiative to help identify strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s socio-economic performance.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: How Canada Performs - interactive website at www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp.
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Employment Growth Indicator

http://www.conferenceboard.ca/HCP/Details/Economy/employment-growth.aspx

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • ORGANIZATION: Centre for Sustainable Transportation
  • LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • GOAL: The STPI project sought to develop sets of transportation indicators to monitor progress of Canadian systems towards sustainability.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: 14 key indicators developed and presented in Phase III Project Report.
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SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FRAMEWORK

  • ORGANIZATION: Industry Canada
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: The framework brings together and adapts business and community sustainability indicators to be applied to bound geographic industrial areas.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: 72 indicators developed in the Performance Indicators Framework Final Report (2005).
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Proposed Water and Land Use Indicators.

Sustainable Industries Indicators Framework, Final Report (2005).

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CRP GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK

  • ORGANIZATION: Calgary Regional Partnership
  • LOCATION: Cochrane, Alberta
  • GOAL: To assist the region in planning for and managing the impacts of long term growth, by generating information and discussion of identified issues.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Regional Growth and Sustainability Framework (2007).
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN 2009-2013

  • ORGANIZATION: Hydro Québec
  • LOCATION: Montreal, Québec
  • GOAL: A set of ten actions to reach objectives identified in the province of Québec’s Government Sustainable Development Strategy 2008-2013.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainability Report (2002 - 2008).
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Energy Efficiency Indicators

Sustainability Report 2008.

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TECK SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Teck Resources Ltd.
  • LOCATION: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • GOAL: The long term objective is to co-create with stakeholders a more comprehensive, company wide sustainability plan.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Sustainability Report (2008).
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Performance indicators chart.

Sustainability Report (2008).

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ENCANA CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: EnCana
  • LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta
  • GOAL: EnCana strives to: provide relevant and timely information so stakeholders can made independent assessments and informed decisions; and to track our performance so we can identify areas that need improvement.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Corporate Responsibility Report (2004 - 2008).
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Environmental indicators.

Corporate Responsibility Report (2008).

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BMO ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND CRPA REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Bank of Montreal Financial Group
  • LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
  • GOAL: To report on BMO’s Environmental Action Plan, which applies to global business operations.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement (2008).
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2008 Performance Report

Corporate Responsibility Report and Public Accountability Statement (2008).

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TRANSALTA SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: TransAlta Corporation
  • LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta
  • GOAL: TransAlta is sharing its perspective on the future of clean energy through its annual report on sustainability.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Report on Sustainability.
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Systemic indicators.

Report on Sustainability (2008).

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FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY WELL-BEING INDEX

  • ORGANIZATION: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • LOCATION: Gatineau, Québec
  • GOAL: The CWB is a first step towards a deeper understanding of the socio-economic conditions in First Nations communities and their well-being relative to other communities in Canada.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Measuring First Nations Well-Being report; significant online academic analysis.
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CWB Levels in Canada.

Measuring First Nations Well-Being

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TELUS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OVERVIEW

  • ORGANIZATION: Telus Corporation
  • LOCATION: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • GOAL: To contribute to a better world by ensuring long-term corporate economic viability, supporting the communities where we live, work and serve by being stewards of the environment.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Corporate Social Responsibility Report (2008).
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Select performance indicators.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report (2008).

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THE STATE OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Regional District of Nanaimo
  • LOCATION: Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • GOAL: This report identifies the characteristics of a sustainable region, and using indicators, measures the region’s sustainability status against the expressed targets.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Creating Our Sustainable Future (2007); State of Sustainability Report (2006).
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Economic capital progress report.

State of Sustainability Report (2006).

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CANADA POST SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Canada Post Corporation
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: The report covers all aspects of corporate and workplace activities, supplier and environmental initiatives, and community involvement.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Social Responsibility Report (2008).
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Key Performance Indicators.

Social Responsibility Report (2008).

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GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT

  • ORGANIZATION: Government of Alberta
  • LOCATION: Edmonton, Alberta
  • GOAL: SOE reporting is built around environmental indicators, including indicators that monitor and track environmental conditions, pressures, and stewardship.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: SOE reports available online, updated regularly as new data becomes available; Environment Annual Report (2008).
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Drinking water safety indicator.

Environment Annual Report (2008).

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INDICATORS OF WELL-BEING IN CANADA

  • ORGANIZATION: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • LOCATION: Ottawa, Ontario
  • GOAL: Its purpose is to systematically present measures and report on various aspects of well-being that are important to Canadians.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Ecosystem Sustainability Assessment Report, Toilets, Trees and Travel (2005).
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ANTIGONISH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

  • ORGANIZATION: Town of Antigonish
  • LOCATION: Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • GOAL: A proposal to establish vital resources for implementing a sustainable development framework for organizations, institutions and communities in the Antigonish area.
  • KEY PRODUCTS: Engagement For Results Framework (2007); Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (2009 - draft).
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ICSP model for Antigonish area.

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (2009 - draft).

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