Building Vision

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


May 13, 2019

Guest Blog: “Making Grey Bruce Home” launches virtual information hub and toolkits

“Making Grey Bruce Home” is a project of the United Way Grey Bruce, in partnership with Grey Bruce Welcoming Communities, to develop, test and implement a model for increasing the capacity of rural regions to support the social and economic integration of current and anticipated refugees and vulnerable newcomers. The project is meant to benefit communities that do not have formal coordinated settlement and support services.

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March 18, 2019

Guest Blog: Ontario Health Teams - What Might This Mean for Rural and Northern Ontario?

Ontario's new model for health care, Ontario Health Teams, announced earlier in March, is a significant cultural shift for our health care system explains Suzanne Trivers. Suzanne has worked as a nurse or health system leader in most sectors of health care in her 30+ year career. Having lived and been an active community member in rural Ontario (both north and south), downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph and now Fergus, Suzanne has a broad understanding of the human impacts of health and social services on the health of the people living in Ontario. Suzanne is the inaugural Executive Director of the Mount Forest Family Health Team and the current Board Chair of the Rural Ontario Institute

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January 31, 2019

Guest Blog: Housing models to grow rural communities

Planning housing for our changing demographics is a challenge that all municipalities face across the province. We have a growing seniors population and an increasing number of newcomers to Canada making Ontario their home. When adding in the challenges specific to rural communities, such as youth leaving for jobs/education elsewhere and empty-nesters buying up rural properties, you have the recipe for a lack of affordable housing options.

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June 25, 2019 / Marden Community Centre, 7391 Marden Rd

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our 9th AGM.


9:30 am: Refreshments and networking

10:00 am: Welcome and Introductions

10:45 am: Business Meeting

11:10 am: Rural Ontario Institute Year in Review - Working with Community Partners:

Karen Milligan, Ontario 211

Keith Currie, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Gary Machon, Alliance for Healthier Communities

11:30 am: Guest Speaker: Allan Thompson, Chair, Rural Ontario Municipal Association

12:00 pm: Lunch

Please register on Eventbrite.

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