Being a member of this Canada-wide and international collaborative network brings with it a variety of benefits, which include:
• direct access to Canada’s leading researchers, practitioners, policy advisers, professional consultants, community activists, and many others.
• participation in our Annual Conference, exciting, stimulating and informative three-day events.
• access to the New Researchers Forum for tips, coaching, contacts, mentors, and practical information on all aspects of rural development research (e.g. community surveys, workshop facilitation, Census data).
• access to knowledge about rural-relevant information and data for analysis or education purposes.
• contact with international rural development networks in, for example, the European Union, Australia, Japan, the United States, and elsewhere.
• direct access to a variety of published research (e.g. books, reports, papers, surveys).
• opportunities to hear leading authorities on rural development from around the world, at our Annual Conferences and occasional Think Tanks and collaborative Research Workshops.
• opportunities to collaborate on a variety of rural research Proposals which generate short, medium and longer term projects.
• access to our electronic E-Zine, an informative, current and researcher/practitioner focused quarterly publication.
• opportunities to interact with a variety of organizations active in rural development, such as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), theCanadian Economic Development Network (CEDnet), provincial municipal organizations, the Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS ), Northern Canada organizations, a variety of rural community development and research centres right across Canada, and many others.
Now in its third decade, CRRF is a proven rural resource, dedicated to active collaboration, undertaking, facilitating and advocating research for the ongoing development of Canada’s rural communities and environments. As an informal, volunteer run organization dedicated to the welfare of rural Canada it provides a host of benefits to an expanding membership.
CRRF offers both a one-year membership ($30) and a five-year membership ($100). Membership runs annually from January – December.