The CSD is committed to developing a critical understanding and practical, effective solutions for environmental, social and economic challenges to livelihood securities.
We conduct rigorous critical, applied and participatory research in supporting this goal. Research is conducted by centre faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and associates. Our results are disseminated through a variety of channels, including books, academic journal articles, papers, reports, student projects and the media.
Completed research projects:
- Food Security and Food-Related Micro-Enterprise
- Forest Communities
- Market Mechanisms for Sustainable Community Development
- Metropolitan Governance in Mexico
- NGOs on a Northern Frontier
- Social Economy in British Columbia and Alberta
- Strategic Sustainability and Community Infrastructure
- Sustainable Consumption and Production
Funding for this research comes from a range of sources including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Western Economic Diversification Canada, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and University Partnerships in Cooperation and Development (UPCD) Tier 2.