Building Vision

Developing leaders and facilitating collaboration on issues facing rural and northern Ontario.


November 28, 2018

Where will small towns and rural areas fit in the province’s housing plan?

The Ontario government is developing an action plan with the objective of helping increase the supply of housing in Ontario. To inform the plan, the government is collecting the views of all Ontarians on how to expand the supply of ownership and rental housing in Ontario. ROI encourages rural stakeholders to contribute their ideas, as there are many aspects of such a plan that could be relevant to rural places.

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November 21, 2018

Guest Blog: Not enough funding - no strategy for rural broadband

On November 20th, Canadian Auditor General (AG) Michael Ferguson released his fall 2018 reports. One of these was on rural broadband and he found that the lack of funding led the responsible department to abdicate its leadership for preparing a comprehensive strategy.  The AG’s report centres out the federal department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

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September 21, 2018

Rollback of Rural Broadband Availability Being Considered – Rural People Should Speak Up!

The federal government is considering a proposal that would limit Internet services from hundreds of thousands of rural Canadian households in favour of providing enhanced coverage in urban areas.

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December 12, 2018

AALP Listening Tour - Ridgetown

Join AALP Leadership Programs Director, Gabe Ferguson, as she tours the province gathering feedback on the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program. Each conversation with alumni and supporters will be facilitated by Gabe, and will include discussions on items such as: ag leadership needs for the next two decades; leadership program elements; recruitment; alumni engagement and fundraising. 

Hosted by Grant Craven, AALP Class 5.

Register here.

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