Welcome to the Rural Ontario Institute
The Rural Ontario Institute develops leaders, initiates dialogue, supports collaboration and promotes action on issues and opportunities facing rural Ontario.
ROI to lead Rural Community Vitality Measurement Initiative
Funded by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, ROI is leading a 30-month applied research and analysis initiative focused on deepening understanding of effective practices for quantifying civil engagement, social capital and community well-being. Read more here.
New series of Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets now available
Based on Statistics Canada data, a new series of 21 Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets outline socio-economic analysis and trends in rural Ontario geographies.
Topics include urban/rural income trends, employment patterns, demographic changes, migration by age group, living arrangements of seniors and youth employment trends.
Read all 2014 fact sheets here.