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Yukon Business Survey Review

Project NameYukon Business Survey Review
Year2009
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionExpert advice on how to improve the design and implementation of the bi-annual Yukon Business Survey.

Demographic and Economic Analysis of Whitehorse Housing Demand

Project NameDemographic and Economic Analysis of Whitehorse Housing Demand
Year2009
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionIdentification and description of the demographic and economic factors thought to drive the demand for residential property in the City of Whitehorse together with the development of a series of scenarios that illustrate the application of the demographic and economic factors.

Demographic and Economic Analysis of Whitehorse Housing Demand: 2018 Update

Project NameDemographic and Economic Analysis of Whitehorse Housing Demand: 2018 Update
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn update of the demographic and economic factors that drive the demand for residential property in the City of Whitehorse. Prepared to inform the 2020 update to the City of Whitehorse's Official Community Plan.

Economic Scan and Assessment of Potential for Development

Project NameEconomic Scan and Assessment of Potential for Development
Year2009
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionResearch to inform the preparation of a Regional Economic Development Plan for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory including a scan of social, demographic and economic opportunities and an assessment of the potential for development in the communication, culture, transportation, agriculture, energy, renewable and non-renewable resources and tourism sectors.

City of Whitehorse Property Tax Analysis

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Property Tax Analysis
Year2010
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAnalysis of historical property tax and user fee levies in the City of Whitehorse in comparison with other Canadian municipalities.

Yukon Municipal Finance Research

Project NameYukon Municipal Finance Research
Year2011
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionCollection of administrative data from eight Yukon municipalities and analysis of historical Comprehensive Municipal Grant funding patterns.

2007 Canada Winter Games Business Investor Study

Project Name2007 Canada Winter Games Business Investor Study
Year2006
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionSurvey design and reporting for a telephone survey (n=100) of 'Canadian business opinion leaders’ undertaken to inform a national marketing campaign for the 2007 Canada Winter Games targeted to potential northern investors.

Alaska Canada Rail Link Project Feasibility Study

Project NameAlaska Canada Rail Link Project Feasibility Study
Year2006
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionDevelopment of traffic data for regional resupply via all surface modes inbound to Yukon and for forestry projects outbound from the Yukon and Northern British Columbia in support of a feasibility study for a rail link connecting the Alaska Railroad to the continental North American rail system.

Suspension or Reduction of Workers’ Compensation Guideline Development

Project NameSuspension or Reduction of Workers’ Compensation Guideline Development
Year2005
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionBackground research to inform the development of an administrative guideline which ensures appropriate administration of the benefit suspension and reduction provisions of current Yukon workers’ compensation legislation.

Broadband Opportunity Identification for Rural Yukon Businesses

Project NameBroadband Opportunity Identification for Rural Yukon Businesses
Year2005
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionIdentification of opportunities and bandwidth-related barriers for the use of high-speed internet applications by businesses in rural Yukon communities.

Pathways to Prosperity Discussion Brief

Project NamePathways to Prosperity Discussion Brief
Year2006
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionPreparation of a discussion brief designed to launch discussion about the Yukon’s desired economic future through articulation of a long-term vision for the Yukon economy and strategic outcomes in support of the vision.

Eco-wellness Spa Breakeven Model

Project NameEco-wellness Spa Breakeven Model
Year2005
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionDesign and construction of a break-even model for the financial evaluation of a proposed eco-wellness spa at the Takhini Hotsprings.

A New Deal, Northern Communities and Economic Development

Project NameA New Deal, Northern Communities and Economic Development
Year2005
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn assessment of how the federal Northern Strategy can be applied to facilitate achievement of the “New Deal” objectives of enhanced community prosperity and well being in northern municipalities championed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Sectoral Strategies Gap Assessment

Project NameSectoral Strategies Gap Assessment
Year2006
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA synthesis of a series of sector-focused economic development strategies and an assessment of their applicability to the Yukon’s current economic development strategy.

Economic Development Program Design

Project NameEconomic Development Program Design
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionPreliminary designs of the funding methods, delivery mechanisms and reporting frameworks for three new economic development programs.

Yukon Development Corporation Dividend Policy

Project NameYukon Development Corporation Dividend Policy
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of alternate dividend payment structures for dividends paid by the Yukon Energy Corporation to the Yukon Development Corporation.

Distribution and Fulfillment System Analysis

Project NameDistribution and Fulfillment System Analysis
Year2004
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA business area analysis of the distribution and fulfillment system for Yukon Vacation Guides.

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: Indexing of Benefits

Project NameYukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: Indexing of Benefits
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA research paper on an issue identified for consideration in the 2003 legislative review of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act.

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: The Meaning of Disability

Project NameYukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: The Meaning of Disability
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA research paper on an issue identified for consideration in the 2003 legislative review of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act.

Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: Deeming

Project NameYukon Workers’ Compensation Act Research Series: Deeming
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA research paper on an issue identified for consideration in the 2003 legislative review of the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act.

Combined Administration of the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Project NameCombined Administration of the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of combined administration by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board of the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Northern Residents Travel Deduction Tax Cost Analysis

Project NameNorthern Residents Travel Deduction Tax Cost Analysis
Year2000
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of the tax cost of the travel portion of the northern residents personal income tax deduction.

Tagish Local Area Plan Demographic and Economic Analysis

Project NameTagish Local Area Plan Demographic and Economic Analysis
Year2015
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionBaseline demographic and economic analysis prepared to inform the development of the Tagish Local Area Plan.

Fox Lake Land Use Plan

Project NameFox Lake Land Use Plan
Year2014
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of demographic trends, economic potential and market conditions prepared to inform the development of the Fox Lake Local Area Plan.

Alternative Revenue Options for the City of Whitehorse

Project NameAlternative Revenue Options for the City of Whitehorse
Year2013
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA scan of alternative revenue sources currently being used or considered by municipal governments in other jurisdictions.

City of Whitehorse Economy at a Glance

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Economy at a Glance
Year2009
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA summary analysis of City of Whitehorse demographics, labour force and economic structure prepared to accompany the development of a strategic plan.

City of Whitehorse Property Tax Revenue Model

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Property Tax Revenue Model
Year2008
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionDevelopment of a property tax revenue model that identifies and weights the key drivers of changes in aggregate assessed property values designed to forecast annual property tax revenues.

City of Whitehorse Property Tax Assessment Analysis

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Property Tax Assessment Analysis
Year2014
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionExplanatory analysis of four property tax-related issues which have been the topic of recent discussion in the Whitehorse community.

City of Whitehorse Building Consolidation Project

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Building Consolidation Project
Year2014
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAnalysis of qualitative economic factors for a business case analysis of the consolidation of municipal buildings in Whitehorse.

Downtown Development Incentives Assessment

Project NameDowntown Development Incentives Assessment
Year2015
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn assessment of potential incentives to facilitate the continued development of underdeveloped properties in Downtown Whitehorse.

City of Whitehorse Local Procurement Analysis

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Local Procurement Analysis
Year2017
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of City of Whitehorse local procurement patterns based on transaction-level accounts payable data and an assessment of potential barriers to doing business with the City of Whitehorse.

City of Whitehorse Housing Role Gap Analysis

Project NameCity of Whitehorse Housing Role Gap Analysis
Year2013
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA gap analysis that illustrates the City of Whitehorse's current place in the housing field and identifies whether a valid role exists for the City of Whitehorse to help ensure that housing is attainable for Whitehorse residents.

Yukon Quest Business Plan

Project NameYukon Quest Business Plan
Year2008
Client SectorPrivate
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionEconomic research support for the development of a Business Plan for the Yukon Quest 1000 Mile Sled Dog Race.

Tourism and Visitor Development in Downtown Whitehorse

Project NameTourism and Visitor Development in Downtown Whitehorse
Year2012
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionIdentification of opportunities to generate more tourism and visitor revenue for Main Street Yukon business members.

Youth Recruitment and Retention Strategy

Project NameYouth Recruitment and Retention Strategy
Year2013
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAnalysis and recommended actions designed to overcome the systemic underrepresentation of young employees and help ensure the long-term sustainability of the Yukon Public Service.

Yukon Foreign Qualification Recognition Analysis

Project NameYukon Foreign Qualification Recognition Analysis
Year2016
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn investigation and analysis of the current state of foreign qualification recognition practices and programming in professions for which recently arrived immigrant Yukoners may be qualified to work in their home country but not in the Yukon.

Information for Director’s/Reference Document Compendium

Project NameInformation for Director’s/Reference Document Compendium
Year2003
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn orientation handbook and a searchable CD compilation of essential documents for the Board of Directors of a Yukon crown corporation.

Opportunity Analysis of the R-16A Site for a Land Treatment Facility

Project NameOpportunity Analysis of the R-16A Site for a Land Treatment Facility
Year2016
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn independent opportunity analysis of a land treatment facility located on Kwanlin Dun First Nation community lands.

Perspectives on Economic Development in Yukon

Project NamePerspectives on Economic Development in Yukon
Year2012
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionPresentation at EDAC's Year 1 Conference designed to stimulate thinking on some of the "bigger picture" issues relevant to Yukon's economic development potential.

Yukon Energy, Mines and Resources Five Year Strategic Plan

Project NameYukon Energy, Mines and Resources Five Year Strategic Plan
Year2010
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionFacilitation of a series of visioning sessions with senior management, input synthesis and drafting of a five-year strategic plan.

Municipal Cost Index Analysis

Project NameMunicipal Cost Index Analysis
Year2011
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of cost factors which could form an alternate proxy more reflective of cost increases faced by rural Yukon municipalities than the consumer price index for Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Food Bank Data Analysis

Project NameWhitehorse Food Bank Data Analysis
Year2017
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionData mining and visualization of Whitehorse Food Bank client use data contained in a Link2Feed database.

KDFN Real Estate Market Analysis

Project NameKDFN Real Estate Market Analysis
Year2011
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn analysis of the market trends relating to demand for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional property in the City of Whitehorse and identification of future land development opportunities for the Kwanlin Dun First Nation.

Conceptual Framework for a New Comprehensive Municipal Grant Formula

Project NameConceptual Framework for a New Comprehensive Municipal Grant Formula
Year2012
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA synthesis of the efforts of the Comprehensive Municipal Grant Working Group to design an alternative approach to calculating transfer funding for Yukon municipalities. Design of an interactive spreadsheet model.

Third-party Proposal Review

Project NameThird-party Proposal Review
Year2011
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn opportunities review of an acquisition proposal submitted to the Dakwakada Development Corporation.

Community Economic Development Plan

Project NameCommunity Economic Development Plan
Year2012
Client SectorIndigenous Nation
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionBased on three rounds of community consultations, a plan and template for Champagne and Aishihik First Nations to move further along the path of self-reliance by pro-actively responding to economic development projects initiated by both CAFN Citizens and proponents external to CAFN.

Yukon Energy State of Play

Project NameYukon Energy State of Play
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA sector overview report prepared to provide a current understanding of all aspects of the Yukon’s energy sector and used to inform Yukon government officials and partners in the development of an Integrated Yukon Strategy on Climate Change, Energy and the Green Economy.

AYC Mortgage Analysis

Project NameAYC Mortgage Analysis
Year2018
Client SectorNot-for-Profit
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn alternatives analysis which compares four lump sum payment scenarios and identifies the financial implications of each scenario, intended to facilitate discussion by the AYC Board of Directors on whether to make a lump sum mortgage payment in December 2018 and, if required, amend AYC’s Financial Reserves Policy.

Identification of Western Arctic Region Economic Opportunities

Project NameIdentification of Western Arctic Region Economic Opportunities
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionAn examination of economic opportunities in the Western Arctic Region prepared to ensure proper consideration of a place-based perspective in Canada’s new Arctic Policy Framework. The regional development potential in the Western Arctic Region is delineated according to three evolutionary stages and recommendations for innovative actions that could be taken by Global Affairs Canada and other federal departments are presented.

Yukon Government Scoping Analysis for First Nation Settlement Land Development

Project NameYukon Government Scoping Analysis for First Nation Settlement Land Development
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionThe scoping analysis sets out parameters and options for the development of leasehold interests on Settlement Land in Yukon and is intended to serve as a reference point for continued collaborative discussions among the Yukon Government, Yukon First Nations and municipalities.

Yukon Fuel Oil Tax Act Modernization Initiative: Comparative Analysis with NWT, Alberta and British Columbia

Project NameYukon Fuel Oil Tax Act Modernization Initiative: Comparative Analysis with NWT, Alberta and British Columbia
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionComparative analysis designed to provide a starting point for engagement with Yukon vendors and distributors on modernizing fuel tax collection and administration in Yukon. The comparative analysis was drafted according to common elements of the fuel tax statutes and regulations in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and British Columbia.

Yukon Energy Corporation “Big Picture” Analysis

Project NameYukon Energy Corporation “Big Picture” Analysis
Year2018
Client SectorPublic
Focus AreaPlanning and Opportunity Identification
  
DescriptionA series of 15 “explainers” that present the key issues facing the Yukon Energy Corporation prepared to seed Board-level discussion for the development of a new five-year Strategic Plan.