DEVELOPMENT OF THE COALITION

Natural resource development should sustain communities and provide citizens with a high quality of life through the provision of services that ensure safety, education, health, economic vitality and a healthy natural environment.

Members of the Resource Municipalities Coalition plan to advance common interests through education, research and analysis and monitoring industrial development and associated impacts to municipalities.

Concepts for pooling our energy and resources, in a manner complementary to existing planning processes include:

Education and dialogue on the status of and trends in resource development across the region.

A cumulative impacts assessment flowing from resource development.

A regional economic diversification strategy.

Identification of cross-boundary sustainability issues for communities.

Protocols, agreements and best practices for community-to-industry relations.

Research, strategies and additional investments needed to advance such issues as:

Recruitment, retention and training of workers

Human health issues, addictions and medical care

Health of the air, watersheds and environment

Building a resident workforce

Housing

Telecommunications

MISSION STATEMENT

"To protect and enhance sustainable development of resource communities and provide a high quality of life to citizens through the provision of services that ensure safety, education, health, economic vitality and a healthy natural environment."

OUR MEMBERS