What is the future role for the Government of Canada in rural infrastructure? The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, the Rural Development at Brandon University, and the Rural Policy Learning Commons prepared a submission to the Senate Committee on National Finance. The Senate Committee has been studying the design and delivery of the government’s infrastructure commitment, and […]
The 2016 CRRF rural conference will be co-hosted with the Rural Policy Learning Commons in Guelph, Ontario from October 12-15, 2016. Check out www.guelph2016.crrf.ca for more details.
Four Graduate Student Positions (2 MA and 2 PhD) are being recruited for Fall 2016 to assist with the project, The Oil-Tourism Interface and Social-Ecological Change in the North Atlantic. This research adopts an international comparative approach to studying the connections and tensions between offshore oil and nature-oriented tourism as pathways for social-ecological development at sites […]
Hot off the press – the August 2015 edition of the CRRF e-newsletter!
The June 2015 edition of the CRRF e-newsletter is now available! Click here to read about rural and regional development stories from across the country. You can sign up to receive the monthly e-newsletter by click here.
As part of the Building Community Resilience conference three field trips are being organized. In collaboration with local organizations, each field trip will highlight local initiatives to achieving resilience. All conference delegates will get to participate in one field trip as part of their full registration. Below is a brief description of the three field trips. […]
A quick reminder that the deadline for submitting presentation to the Building Resilient Community Conference is April 15. Further details can be found at pei2015.crrf.ca/call-for-ppt/
Across Canada, the next generation of rural researchers are actively engaged in research on pressing social, economic, cultural and environmental policy issues facing rural communities in the 21st century. This e-newsletter profiles the work of ten graduate students from across the country studying the community impacts of labour mobility, youth resilience, source water protection, agricultural […]
The Journal of Rural and Community Development has published a new issue containing nine articles and three case studies relevant to rural and regional development. The articles are available online without charge.
In 2001 the northern Ontario town of Cobalt won a competition to be named the province’s “Most Historic Town.” This honour, though purely symbolic, came as Cobalters were also applying for and winning federal and provincial development grants to remake this once important silver mining centre as a destination for mining heritage tourism. This book, […]