The 2019 conference, Sustainable Communities, was co-hosted with the North Atlantic Forum and the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University. Below are copies of presentations and resources made available by the presenters.

Cultural Assets and Sustainable Tourism (October 2, 2019)
Celebrating Geological Heritage in the Discovery Aspiring Global Geopark: A Gateway to Sustainable Geotourism, Rural Identity and Engagement (McCallum)

People, Places & Culture: A Tool for the Mapping of Community Cultural Asset (Dick) Speaking Notes

Cultural Authenticity through Living Heritage in Rural Saskatchewan Tourism (Catherwood)

Understanding Rural Relationships (October 2, 2019)
Highways and Byways – Contestations surrounding the South Kerry Greenway (O’Keeffe)

Islandness/Ruralness: Life beyond ‘the latte line’ (Brinklow)

The Political and Financial Relationship Between Alderney and Guernsey (Earl)

Working on Rural Work (October 2, 2019)
The work experience of teachers in rural Canada: examining labour market conditions and labour mobility of teachers in rural versus urban Canada (Looker & Bollman)

Understanding the Living Wage in a Rural Context: Strengthening Economic Multipliers in Revelstoke BC (Harris)

Rural Food Systems (October 2, 2019)
Positioning the Rural in Agriculture – 4.0 Discourse: Early Trajectories and theWays Forward (Abdulai)

Fisheries management in a changing climate – insights from the Northwest Atlantic Lobster Fishery (Mulligan)

Transitioning to the new rural cannabis economy – Using transitioning economies and stakeholder participation as a theoretical basis (Harvey 

Intergenerational Activity in Rural (October 2, 2019)
Learning from differences – how can we collectively impact the future of rural (Ashton, Regoli, de Menna, Markey, & Gibson)
Food Security in Rural (October 2, 2019)
Coastal Communities: Food Security and Sustainability (Loring & Harrison)

Aggregates and Agriculture: Understanding the Impacts of Aggregate Production on Agriculture and Identifying Mitigating Strategies (Hehl & Reichheld)

Agritourism as a solution to rural revitalization: the case study of North Durham region (Parish)

Rural Climate Considerations (October 2, 2019)
Adaptation and the Grass Routes: Desire Lines, Collective Action, and Food Systems Adaptation to Climate Change (Soubry)

Improving the Engagement Process Linked to Water Issues: Lessons Learned from Three US States (Burkhart-Kriesel)

Beekeeping in Canada: Trends of Self-Sufficiency and Participation in the Global Honey Bee Trade (Polinsky)

The ‘Rurals’ of Engagement (October 2, 2019)
Regional Economic Alliances – lessons in leadership and governance (Goulet)

Eabametoong First Nation & the Crown: A complex history and an uncertain future (Atlin)

Discussion on Evaluating Sustainable Governance for Non-Profit Organizations in Rural Canada (Allen)

Agricultural Water Management (October 2, 2019)
Unpacking wicked water problems: conflict and agricultural water management in the prairie (Loring, Gaspard, & Minnes)
Talks of Tourism (October 2, 2019)
From Sustainability to Well-Being & Learning from Differences (October 2, 2019)
Youth engagement and rural futures (Deska)

Understanding intergenerational activity in rural Ontario: The case of the Grand Sparks Summer Day Camp (Mair)

From sustainability to well-being… measuring what works in rural communities (Mair)

Talks of Tourism II (October 4, 2019)
“Preserving the Past, Building the Future”: Heritage, Tourism and Employability through Social Enterprise on the Magdalen Islands (Quebec) (Burke & Maynard)

Cultural sustainability in rural wine and food tourism (Robinson)

Marketing and a million-acre farm: using culture and islandness to promote PEI as a unique tourism destination (Campbell)

Small Towns and Big Industry (October 4, 2019)
“Be careful what you wish for”: The Tensions Between Small Towns & Big Industry in Labrador (Hall, Vodden, & Butters)
Deciphering the Digital (October 4, 2019)
Catching the Train? A community-based analysis of digital technologies utilization in rural Manitoba, Canada (Akimowicz)

Community Capitals 2.0: The Digital Capital Update (Kelly)

Sustainable islands: The influence of ICT on the future of rural work (Ward)

Rural Philanthropy and Place-based Development (October 4, 2019)
Rural Philanthropy and Place-based Development: Impact and Innovation (Markey, Gibson, Vodden, & Furst)
Creating Frameworks with Community & Hiring Newcomers (October 4, 2019)
Creating development frameworks with the community for the community: the case of Fort St. John, BC (Butters & Western)

Why should we hire you? Rural employers’ motivations to hire newcomers in the Canadian Prairies (Akimowicz & Ashton)

Vibrant Communities (October 4, 2019)
What roles might relationships, research and policy contribute to rural engagement and the vibrancy of rural life? (Kevany, Cramm, Skeard, Pollett, and Bollman)
Ideas in Pictures – PechaKucha Presentations (October 4, 2019)
What’s the evidence on evidence-based policy? Reflections on knowledge mobilization in provincial rural policy (Weeden)

Building entrepreneurial communities: co-working spaces and engaging rural entrepreneurs (Button)

Who’s on the first? What’s on the second? The Challenges and Opportunities of Rural Community Calendaring (Rea)

Rural Displacement and Digital Rights (October 4, 2019)
The Right to Be Rural (Foster, Jarman, Weeden, Haugen, Ario, Bollman, and Main)
Developing the North Through Innovation (October 4, 2019)
Business Incubation and Acceleration Center -Developing the North Through Innovation (Buffitt, Fequet, and Roberts)
People and their Rural Places (October 4, 2019)
Implications of policy on development in rural Ktaqmkuk Mi’kmaw communities: A Case Study (Reid)

Utilizing Political Ethnography to Better Understand Attitudes Toward Minority Groups in Rural Alberta (Banack)

Mapping Ocean Stories: fisheries oral histories and biographical maps preserve the past and inform the future in Gulf of Maine communities (Springuel)

Rural Community Reinvention (October 5, 2019)
Rural community reinvention: the role of governance and institutions and strategies for expanding autonomy (van Assche, Vodden, Gibson, Deacon, Lowery, and Furst)
The Cultural Chorus (October 5, 2019)
The Battle of Little Big Puck: Narratives of Community, Sport, and Relationships in Rural Saskatchewan (Rich and Hoeber)

Music, and the Question of Immigration in Rural Canada (O’Keefe)

Modern resilience of Georgian wine: Geographical indications and international exposure (Shtaltovna)

The Future is Now (October 5, 2019)
The future is now”: A road map for the English-speaking community of the Magdalen Islands (Quebec) (Burke and Richardson)
Building the Future of Rural (October 5, 2019)
Virtual Rurality: Digital Rights and the Future of Rural Canadians (Weeden and Wylie)
Meet your hosts: What’s new at the Harris Centre (October 5, 2019)
Chat with the Harris Centre team to learn more about the Centre’s latest projects and programs, and new ideas percolating (Furst, Newhook, and Crosbie)
Irish Model of Regional Development (October 5, 2019)
Reflection on Ireland’s National Planning Framework (Douglas)
The Theory, Practice, and Potential of Regional Development: The Case of Canada (October 5, 2019)
Panel Discussion (Vodden, Minnes, Douglas, Reimer, Gibson, Breen, Hall, Daniels, and Barrett