Since its inception, The Institute has published over 100 publicly-available reports, as well as numerous articles related to managing change. 

Good decisions can only be made using good information produced through independent research that is vetted by other researchers, interest groups, and affected parties. It has been through The Institute, founded in 1996 as a non-profit membership society, that we have striven to provide a means through which objective analysis can be undertaken to develop a greater understanding of how our communities are changing.

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Where have the jobs been going in the Lower Mainland?
Numbers & Respect: Why the City of Vancouver Might Not Get the Federal Attention it Wants
Much Ado About Nothing: What the Census data say, and don’t say, about foreign & temporary residents and unoccupied dwellings
Regional Accessibility
2011 Census Highlights: Housing Change by Structure Type in the Lower Mainland
2011 Census Highlights: Families, Households, & Marital Status
Housing Market Cycles in the Metro Vancouver Region, 2006 to 2021
Part II - In the Eye of the Beholder: Housing Affordability in British Columbia
Part I - In the Eye of the Beholder: Housing Affordability in British Columbia
Canada to 2058: Projections of Demographic Growth & Change for Canada and its Regions
Changing People Changing Places: Demographic and Economic Change in BC
The Impacts of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on the Sea-to-Sky Housing Markets
Generation Status and Language Spoken at Home
Housing Change in the Vancouver CMA
The Journey to Work in the Lower Mainland
Canada’s Urban and Rural Portrait
Changing Places of Work for Lower Mainland Residents
Spatial Projections of Population, Housing and Employment in the Southwest Metropolitan Region, 2005 to 2045
A Perfect Storm: Sustaining Canada’s Economy During Our Next Demographic Transformation
Seniors’ Housing Demand in British Columbia over the Next Thirty Years
The Context for Change: Demographics, Life Cycles, Economics, and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Over the Next Four Decades
Changing People, Changing Participation: Demographic and Behavioural Trends as a Context for the Future of the Canada Pension Plan, 2001 to 2051
Measuring Rental Market Potential
Adding a Million: A Context for Change Management in the City of Toronto
A Prescription for Growth: The Demographic and Economic Context for Sustaining British Columbia’s Health Care System
Changing Places: A Strategy for Home Ownership, Residential Neighbourhoods and RRSPs in Canada
Getting There: A Discussion Paper on People, Jobs and Places for 5 Year Transportation Planning
Housing Metropolitan Vancouver's Population: Demographics and Long Run Housing Demand, 1999 to 2040
Housing Ontario's Seniors in the Next 40 Years
Ontario's Population in the Next Four Decades: Eighteen Million Strong and Growing
Forty Million: Canada's Population in the Next Four Decades
Forty Million: Canada's Population in the Next Four Decades
Housing Alberta's Seniors in the Next 30 Years
Population 4 Million: Alberta's Population in the Next Three Decades
Housing British Columbia's Seniors in the Next 30 years
Housing Canada's Seniors in the Next 30 Years
Homes in British Columbia's Future: Demographics and Long Run Housing Demand, 1996 to 2026
What Can You Expect? Life Expectancy in Canada, 1921 to 2021
Just Numbers: Demographic Change and Immigration in Canada's Future
Seniors and Labour Strategies

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