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

February 13, 2017

ROI to launch a soil-focused leadership course for 2017

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is launching the Ontario Soil Network, a unique soil-focused leadership course that is being piloted in southwestern Ontario in 2017. The course will kick off in March and is open to 25 farmers who are currently working to improve soils and would like to develop their leadership and communication skills.
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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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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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