GEOG 346: Day 7. Demographic Change and Citizen Participation. Housekeeping Items. Tonight there’s a lecture at 7 on sea level rise and its implications for the 21 st century in Building 356, Room 109 (the auditorium). Admission is free.
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GEOG 346: Day 7
Demographic Change and Citizen Participation
Data Source: BC Stats
While BC does not lead the pack,
our elderly dependency ratio
(EDR) is growing.
The issue of an aging population also interacts with
the growing multiculturalism
of the population.
Percentage of seniors speaking neither English or French.
In many schools in Vancouver, ‘white’ students are in a minority, and close to half of students are not native English speakers.
Eight rungs on the ladder of citizen participation
As this picture of a charrette illus-
trates, the growing number of seniors provides a pool of new volunteers for community initiatives/ exercises.