Building Vision

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


June 16, 2017

Guest Blog: Attracting tech talent to rural Ontario possible with high-speed fibre

Huron County’s project to expand broadband connectivity would attract highly-skilled labour and the human capital that comes along with it to rural Ontario

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June 7, 2017

Study finds homelessness widespread in rural and northern Ontario

Homelessness and Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario is the first study of its kind to empirically challenge these popular perceptions. In fact, as the analysis of data from the recent Canadian Social Survey demonstrates, compared to city dwellers, a higher percentage of people from rural Ontario reported that they had experienced homelessness or hidden homelessness at some point in their lives.
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May 30, 2017

Guest Blog: Influencing How Ottawa Plans for Rural Infrastructure Spending

How well does Ottawa understand the challenges and opportunities related to rural infrastructure? Do policy makers recognize the differences between rural and urban realities and requirements? With the federal government about to embark on a multi-year infrastructure initiative, rural researchers from across the country took the opportunity to share insights from recent research with parliamentarians. 

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