BC Snapshots


Through a series of reports, REFBC will collect and share key data points that affect our interests in freshwater, local food and the built environment.

In 2017, the Real Estate Foundation of BC began work on “BC Snapshots”, a project to choose and monitor significant data points in three of our interest areas: freshwater, local food systems and the built environment. Through this project, the Foundation aims to better understand the state of each area, as well as the direction and pace of change.

To help choose which data points to measure, the Foundation will work with teams of grantees, project partners and knowledge leaders. Project teams will choose metrics that align with the outcomes and goals already identified by Sustain BC (food), Our Living Waters and the Smart Growth Task Force.

The BC Snapshots will help to illustrate key challenges and opportunities in freshwater, local food and the built environment. Our research will also play a role in highlighting data gaps and opportunities for stronger data collection.

Our findings will be released in the fall of 2017 as a series of reports. In future years, we may update the reports with new data and insights into trends, changes and emerging issues.