The People Imperative: Strategies to Grow Population and Prosperity in Atlantic Canada

As appears on the Public Policy Forum Website

The People Imperative consists of two reports released to mark the first of PPF’s three-year project to support the Atlantic Growth Strategy.

Volume 1 is the research story, summarizing literature and research from academics, local organizations, think tanks and governments and focuses on:

  • What attracts immigrants to Atlantic Canada?
  • What causes immigrants to leave the region? What entices them to stay?
  • What can Atlantic Canada learn from other jurisdictions?


Volume 2 is the human story, reported and written by award-winning journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism at University of King’s College, Kelly Toughill.  She travelled throughout Atlantic Canada to talk to people who are not just statistics in a demographic shift, but who are living its effects. 

Read the report here