The Lens: Perspectives on economic resilience in Vancouver
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#BCFilm spent $3.4 billion in 2020 despite COVID-19 production pauses

According to our annual spending research, spending in the local film, television, post-production and animation industries dropped just 16.6 percent in 2020 despite months of production delays.

A swift recovery meant the sector was able to pay more than $1.9 billion in local wages in 2020 while also spending in the struggling accommodation, hospitality and transportation industries.

“There’s no doubt that the industry has been a lifeline to many British Columbians during the pandemic, but we can’t forget that B.C. talent, creatives and workers have in turn been a lifeline for the industry as a whole, particularly with so many disruptions in other global film hubs.”

Geoff Teoli, Acting Vancouver Film Commissioner
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Vancouver Economy Report: Fall 2021

With COP26 almost upon us, this issue features some of the many leading tools available for the climate emergency. Check out this issue’s quick primers on carbon markets, inflation and the just transition. Don’t miss our updated industry profiles on cleantech and animation, either.
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A “Right to Food” Framework for Achieving a Just Circular Economy of Food in Vancouver

In a just circular economy of food, there is neither waste nor hunger. This vision – though daunting in scope and scale – is achievable with the right framework. Read the report for key actions and recommendations to increase justice and equity in our local food system. View the framework
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Angels for Climate Solutions Program

New Deadline for Startups: Nov 28. Are you a tech startup with a climate solution looking for investment? Don’t miss your chance to apply to the Angels for Climate Solutions program. Successful applicants will navigate the capital-raising process, connect with angel investors, with the chance to pitch for $100,000. Become investment ready
Hybrid event: online and in person. Future-proofing Vancouver Climate Talk vs. Climate Action event banner. November 17 from 12:00PM-1:15Pm.

How equipped is Vancouver in tackling climate change, and how do we prepare for what the future holds?

This hybrid in-person and online event features topical discussions by an expert panel on how we can move the dial on climate action, particularly in the wake of discussions at COP26.

Learn more about the panelists and reserve your seat today.
November 17 | Get your ticket
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