Building Vision

The Rural Ontario Institute develops leaders, initiates dialogue, supports collaboration and promotes action on issues and opportunities facing rural and northern Ontario.

Highlights

December 19, 2016

Guest Blog: Future Oxford presents full report on Community Wellbeing Survey

Residents living in rural areas report a greater degree of life satisfaction and wellbeing, according to the final report on the Community Wellbeing Survey undertaken in Oxford County this spring. 

 

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December 5, 2016

Guest Blog: Rural School Closures and the impact on communities

“Fair doesn’t mean everybody gets the SAME, fair means everybody gets what they NEED.”

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November 28, 2016

News Release: Youth Engagement Showcase call for nominations

The Rural Ontario Institute is pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the second Youth Engagement Showcase. Starting November 28th, 2016 and running until February 28th, 2017, you have the opportunity to nominate an Engaged Rural Youth from your community to be showcased through this initiative.
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Events

March 21, 2017 / Hanover, ON

Community Wealth Transfer & Business Ownership Succession Forum - Hanover

Learn how others are tackling community wealth transfer and rural business ownership succession challenges in the US and in several national and provincial initiatives. Join in discussions of how organizations such as community foundations, economic development agencies, financial institutions and municipalities might better collaborate to keep wealth from leaving and work together to facilitate business succession to a new generation of entrepreneurs/owners.

See the full program here.

Register here.

March 23, 2017 / Belleville, ON

Community Wealth Transfer & Business Ownership Succession Forum - Belleville

Learn how others are tackling community wealth transfer and rural business ownership succession challenges in the US and in several national and provincial initiatives. Join in discussions of how organizations such as community foundations, economic development agencies, financial institutions and municipalities might better collaborate to keep wealth from leaving and work together to facilitate business succession to a new generation of entrepreneurs/owners.

See the full program here.

Register here.

April 6 to 8, 2017 / London, ON

WM. A Stewart Lecture & Reception

Details to be announced.

April 6 to 8, 2017 / London, ON

AALP Class 16 Seminar 8

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