Burin Peninsula Thriving Regions Partnership Process
The call for Expressions of Interest is NOW OPEN.
In October 2019, the Harris Centre completed the first workshop in Marystown for the Thriving Regions Partnership Process. Workshop participants developed nine broader themes and then selected four as their top priorities, including:
- Realizing Our Tourism Potential
The Burin Peninsula has a number of unique and compelling assets, including its proximity and relationship with St. Pierre & Miquelon. Building upon existing tourism assets, products and services, workshop participants see opportunities for further developing and combining these in ways to advance tourism across the region
- Senior and Child Friendly Communities
Healthy communities find ways of providing opportunities for people of all ages – seniors, youth, families, etc. – to engage in and contribute to community life. Workshop participants expressed desire for finding innovative, fiscally responsible approaches for meeting the needs across different age groups within the region.
- Attraction & Retention of Workers and Families
Similar to many rural regions in the province, the Burin Peninsula is experiencing demographic shifts and the associated challenge of meeting the staffing needs for businesses and service organizations. There is strong interest in identifying strategies for attracting new people and families, and for retaining those already in the region.
- Ocean Health & Seafood Opportunities
The Burin Peninsula has a long history of working with and on the sea. Building upon this tradition and existing assets, there is interest in exploring new opportunities in seafood and saltwater resources (e.g., fishery, aquaculture, kelp resources, value-add products from existing waste streams, etc.).
Further information on the discussions and identified themes can be found in the workshop’s summary report.