On behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, HAL is undertaking a Community Employment Pilots project to determine the feasibility of using geo-spatial databases to map economic, cultural, social, health and other determinants of unemployment in four communities: Cornwall, Hamilton, Timmins and Toronto’s St. James Town. The pilot project will rely on a Community Advisory Team in each of the four pilot areas to assist in defining the type and scope of data sets that would shed light on the determinants of unemployment in each community or neighbourhood.
On behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), HAL is undertaking a two-part study consisting of: (i) a Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan; and (ii) a related Economic Value Study. HAL is partnering with ACIL Tasman of Australia for this work. More information can be found on the study website at geomatics.hal.ca.
The National Research Council has asked HAL to develop a systematic approach to evaluating the benefits from investments in large scale research infrastructure. Such an approach will assist in identifying, selecting, and managing these facilities to maximize the benefits to Canada. The approach will be applied to Canada’s particle accelerator, TRIUMF.
The Entertainment and Creative Clusters (ECC) consist of film production, television and broadcasting, music, digital media, book and magazine publishing, and commercial theatre. On behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), HAL will define, describe and quantify the innovation process in the ECC and its contribution to cluster growth and the broader economy.