This document, which includes a literature review and bibliography, provides an overview of current research and information on problems faced by mining-dependent communities and the ways and means by which Canadian communities that are dependent on mining have been able to revitalize their economies in the face of industry down-sizing and closure. The scoping exercise serves four key purposes:
- to provide information about dependency and closure that communities need before a mining company moves in;
- to direct communities that already have a mining operation to resources and information to prepare themselves for its closure;
- to provide information and suggest resources to a community that is in crisis because it has been notified that the mine will close; and
- to provide information and suggest resources to communities where the mine is already closed.