Building Vision

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


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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August 22, 2018

ROI introduces Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is pleased to announce its latest project for 2018-19, Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies. This project will see 12 rural communities receive support and funding for a youth intern to work on dedicated youth engagement strategies in the summer of 2019. Community partners will be chosen by ROI and the project advisory committee following submissions of Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested municipalities and youth-serving organizations.
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August 2, 2018

ROI welcomes Ferguson as new Leadership Programs Director

he Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is pleased to welcome Gabrielle Ferguson as the new Leadership Programs Director. In this new position, Ferguson will be directly responsible for managing ROI’s long-running Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program, and continuing to develop the organization’s other leadership program offerings. Ferguson will also be instrumental in maintaining and creating sponsor relationships for current and future programs.
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