Topic: transformation

The 'Quiet Revolution' that is changing the face of Innu communities in Quebec

Innu communities on Quebec's Lower North Shore are pulling together to develop their local economy and give new opportunities to youth. One leader is even calling it the "Quiet Revolution" of his generation.

If you build it, 'the families will come': Anticosti opens new daycare

The municipality of Anticosti is hoping to double its population over the next decade, and recently opened a daycare to convince young families to set their roots on the island.

How a historic Newfoundland town is moving from fishing hub to hipster mecca

It was hard for anyone who grew up in the 1990s to imagine staying in Bonavista, but now it's a millennial destination.

What it's like to travel Quebec's Lower North Shore by water: Dispatches from the Bella Desgagnés

Follow the adventures of CBC reporters Peter Tardif and Julia Page as they stop along the route of the Bella Desgagnés, visiting some of the most remote communities in Quebec.

Small New Brunswick village banks on pot to revive economy

Atholville has a steadily declining population, and some of the highest unemployment rates in the province, but the village is hoping a new medical marijuana facility will keep people in the community and attract new faces.

Murdochville shows how a town can live on after being abandoned by industry

Murdochville, where Gaspé Copper Mines Ltd. was the main employer, had a population of 5,000 in 1974. When the mine closed in 1999, the province resisted calls to bulldoze the town. Now, with a year-round population of less than 700, the town lives off tourism, especially in the winter months.

'Renaissance' of Elora, Ont., puts housing pressure on longtime locals

People in Elora say they're worried about being priced out of the market as the town enjoys a tourism boom, the opening of a luxurious hotel and spa, and first home buyers escaping Toronto real estate prices.

How Pasadena — in N.L., not California — is bucking small town trends

Unlike many small, rural communities throughout Canada, Pasadena, N.L. is actually growing in numbers despite not having a true main industry.

Transforming Terrace Bay in turbulent times: How a northern community ventures toward revitalization

The town of Terrace Bay once had it all. But when the economy took a turn, the nearby thriving mill was no longer the city's lifeline. The town is now fighting back and looking within to stand on its own.

How Canada's small towns are trying to survive and thrive in changing times

Beginning today and running throughout the summer, CBC News will present an interactive, multi-platform series called Transformation. It will look at how the diverse communities of small-town Canada are evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

'We just help each other out': How Tignish, P.E.I., stays strong

With a rich lobster fishing history, but a declining population, the town of Tignish works hard to keep moving forward. Fuelled by loyalty, pride and perseverance, this tiny rural town is thriving.

As Pelee Island erodes, islanders bank on tourism for fix

Wild weather has been wreaking havoc on the remote island's shores, eroding them and ruining water wells. They've got little money to fix them, so some islanders are turning to tourism to make it happen.

Service clubs are the backbone of small towns, and they need help

Service clubs have cleaned highways and built arenas. They distribute eyeglasses and hold fish fries. As they decline, advocates say, so does the Canadian small town.

The power of transformation

This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous artists are transforming their work, their bodies and their spirits.