What does the future of rural communities across Canada look like? How are rural communities addressing the key challenges and maximizing opportunities to build sustainable places? On April 4, 2019, Dr. Ryan Gibson discussed key trends impacting in rural communities across Ontario, Canada, and internationally.
Community leaders, agricultural producers, and business owners gathered for the breakfast session in Jarvis, Ontario. The session discussed trends impacting rural communities, such as economic transformations, migration patterns, and place-based development strategies. A number of recent resources were discussed, including:
- State of Rural Canada
- Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation e-newsletter
- Rural Routes Podcasts
- School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph
The workshop in Jarvis was hosted by Libro Credit Union. A few social media posts from the session are listed below.
@LibroHaldNor is excited to host a free breakfast seminar, Growing Trends in the Rural Community featuring @ryanfgibson, Prof. of Regional Economic Development at @uofg. RSVP here: https://t.co/rWEztPxpHC pic.twitter.com/q92hKVrMkL
— LibroHaldNor (@LibroHaldNor) March 21, 2019
We just attended a wonderful event hosted by @LibroHaldNor touching on growing trends in the rural community! Guest speaker @ryanfgibson was an excellent and very informative presenter with deep rural roots! Very interesting event- thanks for having us @LibroHaldNor ! pic.twitter.com/tSF664V8oN
— ALUS Norfolk (@ALUSNorfolk) April 4, 2019