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November 22, 2019

BACKGROUND: Vancouver is Canada’s third largest metropolitan region. It is Canada’s Pacific Rim gateway to the Asia and one of the most multicultural cities in the world with over 1 million people from Asian heritage living in the British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

The city is a growing tech hub, and cultural industries hub. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life…

October 26, 2018

BACKGROUND: The Royal Canadian Mint’s operations in Winnipeg produce over 1 billion circulation coins each year. These are the coins Canadians use in everyday life, whether for plugging into parking meters, or buying products from vending machines. The Mint also issues special circulation coins to mark events or occasions, such as the coloured Poppy quarter, the Millennium series of 25-cent coins and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascot coins.
The Winnipeg high-tech…

October 12, 2018

BACKGROUND: This unique global institution is located in Toronto, Ontario where it houses a rare collection of Islamic art, Iranian (Persian) art and Muslim culture. The museum is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The collection, which comprises some 1,000 objects, includes priceless examples of Qur’an manuscripts that demonstrate the variety of script, media and decorative styles that…

May 17, 2018
  • Comments Off on College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists

Background:  The College is the official professional regulatory authority that regulates the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture in British Columbia. The College serves and protects the public interest by regulating and advancing safe, ethical and quality traditional Chinese medicine practice in British Columbia. Working with external agencies and partners provincially, nationally and internationally, the College actively works to continuously improve the high standards of care that government,…

May 14, 2018

Background: Located in the foothills of the Rockies, Calgary is one of Canada’s most dynamic urban centres. This city of 1.5 million people is the commercial capital of Alberta and its thriving energy sector, as well as home to a number of other head offices for Canadian companies or their multinational affiliates. The annual Calgary Stampede, held in the city since 1886, is considered ‘the greatest outdoor show on…

January 03, 2018

BACKGROUND: Aegis Gardens is a senior’s community that focuses on Chinese culture. This community, situated in the Seattle area, is designed to be warm and inviting with thoughtfully designed architecture and interiors that are based on feng-shui. The facility provides 24-hour care provided by a professional Chinese and English-speaking staff. There are over 2.5million Canadians of Chinese descent and an equal number living in the US – this facility is…

November 21, 2017
  • Comments Off on Mobility Pricing Independent Commission

Background: Commuters in the Greater Vancouver Regional District are ailing from delays that seem to more severe each year. Road congestion hurts everyone in the Lower Mainland, whether through time lost for productive pursuits, to time which could be better spent with loved ones. Translink, as the statutory authority responsible for the regional transportation network of Metro Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, including public transport, major roads and bridges,…

February 23, 2017

Background: The city of Surrey, British Columbia is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada with nearly 500,000 residents. This population base is spread in clusters across a vast land area, covering over 350 square kilometres – over three times the magnitude of neighboring Vancouver. Given its large area and rapidly growing population, the City of Surrey along with the regional transit authority, Translink, have been seeking to…

February 19, 2017
  • Comments Off on Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Background: Founded in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. A large percentage of KPU’s student body is drawn from BC’s vibrant immigrant communities and also from Canada’s…

February 19, 2017

Background: The British Columbia Unclaimed Property Society (BCUPS) works with holders of unclaimed property to reunite rightful owners with their forgotten or unclaimed assets. The Society maintains a public database of dormant accounts and assets, and process eligible claims to reunite owners with their forgotten dollars. In 2015, BCUPS received close to $4 million in unclaimed property from companies and organizations and returned approximately $900,000 to claimants. Currently the…