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February 2019

Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Conference

February 24 - February 27
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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2019 marks OGRA’s quasquicentennial: the 125th anniversary of our founding in 1894. The 2019 OGRA Conference will highlight this milestone and much more. Since 1894, OGRA has been bringing together Ontario’s municipal leaders to discuss how municipalities can create opportunities and respond to challenges.

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Central Ontario Agricultural Conference

February 28 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Georgian College, The administrative centre
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Planning is underway for the 40th anniversary of the Central Ontario Agricultural Conference.  An annual conference “for farmers by farmers” in central Ontario.  The 2019 event will run on Feb 28th and Mar 1st at Georgian College. We’re in the process of updating our website.  The complete program and registration should be up and online by the end of the year. We look forward to seeing you at the College in the late winter when another great line up of speakers and…

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A Collaborative Approach to Recruitment and Retention of Registered Nurses in Rural Manitoba, Canada: Outcomes and Policy Implications

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In 2015, rural Manitoba communities were experiencing a shortage of Registered Nurses. Against a backdrop of finite capacity, the Rural Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) Registered Nurse (RN) Pilot responded by engaging key stakeholders, pooling resources, and crafting a collaborative response. The Government of Manitoba, along with two regional health authorities, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba partnered to develop, implement and evaluate the Pilot. The Pilot’s four phases began with the recruitment of…

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March 2019

Rural Symposium 2019

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 1 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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The Rural Symposium is an opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policy makers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA . The 2019 Rural Symposium will take place on March 13, 2019 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone…

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Island States/Island Territories: Sharing Stories of Island Life, Governance and Global Engagement

March 26 - March 29
University of Aruba Oranjestad Aruba + Google Map

The first ever conference to discuss life, governance, and global engagement on, for, and with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs). We do so by encouraging conversations and presentations that engage critically with multiple levels of ‘island living.    

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Ontario Farmland Trust Forum

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Balls Falls Conservation Area Niagara Region, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Ontario Farmland Trust is pleased to announce that our 2019 Farmland Forum will explore the theme “A Natural Systems Approach to Farmland Protection.” Join us for a full day of presentations & discussion on: – Public-private partnerships in New York that use farmer-driven approaches to promote water quality protection and agricultural viability – Planning strategies/tools that take a farm-first approach to farmland and environmental feature protection – Whole-farm and broader system approaches and land use planning policy in Ontario…

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April 2019

The 27th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course, Costal Connections

April 4 - April 6

THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE THEME, COASTAL CONNECTIONS Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia APRIL 4th to 6th, 2019 at the HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE #SRPC2019 Register early! Price increase on March 1st, 2019. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18.75 Mainpro+ credits. More than 160 sessions, small group sessions, hands-on workshops and Rural Critical Care modules.A family-friendly (day care included) collegial atmosphere.

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Rural Tourism Symposium

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peterborough Peterborough, Ontario Canada + Google Map

As a result of this first Rural Tourism Symposium, industry leaders have agreed to build on the momentum and create initiatives that support collaborative rural tourism development. Peterborough & the Kawarthas will host the second annual Rural Tourism Symposium on April 11th, 2019 and in the meantime, an alliance of key players from Ontario municipalities and destination marketing organizations was formed to collaborate on a framework for ongoing development through quarterly engagement sessions. Headwaters Tourism continues to recognize the power…

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Ontario Migrant Worker Health Forum

April 25 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

Current practices and policies, as well as language and cultural differences, create barriers to access important resources, services, and regulatory systems, and also limit empathy and depth of understanding. Together, we must build important bridges among and/or between workers and stakeholders to collaborate on evidence-based strategies and initiatives that connect, include, empower, and support health and wellbeing. Every year the Ontario Migrant Farm Worker Health Forum creates an opportunity for the sharing of key research findings, innovative approaches and promising…

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May 2019

Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference

May 1 - May 3
Best Western Pembrooke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 international drive
Pembrooke, Ontario Canada
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This year's theme is "The Changing Landscape". Registration and hotel guest room booking details will be posted shortly.

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Ontario Small Urban Municipalities Conference

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Best Western Pembrooke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 international drive
Pembrooke, Ontario Canada
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This unique event is designed for small urban leaders, municipal staff and sector influencers. Attend to gain vital practical tools, ideas, and best practices to take back to your community.

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3rd Biennial GDO Akiiminaan Ganawendandaan Symposium (Taking Care of Our Land)

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada + Google Map

The Anishinaabe Initiatives Division and the Department of Geography & Geology at Algoma University will be hosting the 3rd. Biennial Symposium on Gdo Akiiminaan Ganawendandaa n (Taking Care of Our Land), May 6–9, 2019 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The purpose of the Symposium is to explore, through research and best practices, cultural and traditional aspects of land management, planning, and use for Aboriginal communities in Canada. Both established and emerging researchers (including all levels of post-secondary students) and community…

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BC Rural Health Conference

May 24 - May 26
vancouver island convention centre nanaimo, British Columbia Canada + Google Map

The 2019 BC Rural Health Conference is going to be held May 24-26 in Nanaimo, BC! Save the date on your calendars and book your time off early so that you can join us for great CME/CPD, and meet up with rural healthcare providers from across the province. ● Interactive group sessions and interprofessional learning opportunities ● Hands-on skills workshops ● Add-on courses and events: HOUSE, The CARE Course, the Rural Locum Forum, and more ● Complimentary childcare available during conference hours ●…

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June 2019

Nordic Geographers Meeting

June 16 - June 19
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-749
Trondheim, Norway
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The term ‘sustainable development’ has become part of our everyday vocabulary, especially after the World Commission on Environment and Development published its report Our Common Future in 1987. As a result of the Commission’s report, the consequences of economic reason for all living systems, was explicitly put on the agenda. Thus, through sustainable development economic growth and long term environmental concerns were configured as compatible and in fact complementary with securing a sustainable common future. While the notions of sustainable…

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Sustainable Geography – Geographies of Sustainability

June 16 @ 8:00 am - June 19 @ 5:00 pm
NTNU’s campus at Gløshaugen Trondheim, Norway + Google Map

The term ‘sustainable development’ has become part of our everyday vocabulary, especially after the World Commission on Environment and Development published its report Our Common Future in 1987. As a result of the Commission’s report, the consequences of economic reason for all living systems, was explicitly put on the agenda. Thus, through sustainable development economic growth and long term environmental concerns were configured as compatible and in fact complementary with securing a sustainable common future. While the notions of sustainable…

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