COVID-19 has greatly influenced rural communities throughout Canada. To better understand the impacts, recovery strategies, and how to build long-term resilience the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation is hosting a free online conference from October 1-2, 2020. The Supporting Rural Recovery and Resilience online conference will features a series of discussions enhancing our understanding of the impact of the global pandemic on rural communities.
We are delighted a number of our research initiatives will be showcased at the upcoming conference:
- Victoria Agyepong (MSc in Rural Planning and Development) is participating in the Changing People and Product session on October 2 at 11.30 am EDT. Victoria will share perspectives of how rural employment has been impacted by COVID19.
- Louis Helps (PhD in Rural Studies) is participating in the Changing People and Product session on October 2 at 11.30 am EDT. Louis will share insights on how the pandemic influences newcomers and migrants. Check out the recently published CRRF Rural Insights report: Supporting Newcomers and Migrants in Rural Canada During and After COVID-19.
- Ashleigh Weeden (PhD candidate in Rural Studies) is participating in the Innovating through Infrastructure session on October 2 at 1.00 pm EDT. Ashleigh will share details on the digital divide and its impacts on rural communities during COVID-19. Check out the recently published CRRF Rural Insights report: Addressing the Digital Divide: COVID-19 and the Importance of Connecting Rural Canada.
- Ryan Gibson is participating in the Rural and Island Resilience discussion on October 1 at 12.00 pm EDT. Ryan will discuss how rural economies have been impacted and potential paths forward for recovery. Check out the recently published CRRF Rural Insights report: Supporting Rural Recovery and Resilience After COVID-19.
The Supporting Rural Recovery and Resilience online conference is free to join. The full program and registration can be found on the conference website. You can also watch for updates on social media through the #crrf2020 hashtag.