Thursday, March 18, 2010
Demographic change is surely one of the dramatic realities in our external environment: we are getting older and we are becoming more multicultural.
I've discussed this chart in several recent presentations to community groups. The main thing you can see is how BC's natural population growth is heading down, while immigration accounts for all of the projected population growth.
This data is consistent with a new study from Statistics Canada. Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population [PDF] shows very rapid population change in our region and in other urban centres. It's very important that we talk about what this mean for Douglas College.
What do you think? I encourage you to review the StatsCan report and use the comments feature of the blog to share your thoughts. New to blogging? See the Dec. 22 post: "How to post a comment". --Scott