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

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December 5, 2019

Services for an Aging Rural Population - Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

The Services of an Aging Rural Population Foresight Paper examines the challenge of service provision in rural communities for an aging population. Rural communities have been facing a gap in services, particularly those important to its older residents, due to the restructuring, downsizing and relocation of rural services to their more-populated urban counterparts.

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November 19, 2019

Access to Quality Medical and Health Services - Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

The Rural Ontario Institute recently released the Rural Ontario Foresight Papers in both English and French. The authors have written brief articles for the ROI blog highlighting the main theme(s) of their Paper.

The 2019 Papers offer an opportunity for rural stakeholders to be informed by the perspectives of these authors and to consider the implications for their own work or their own communities. It is our intent that the Papers help catalyse further dialogue and discussion which in turn may lead to various agencies in civil society, levels of government and/or rural citizens to consider actions or strategies that will improve rural vitality over the long term. 

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November 12, 2019

ROI releases 2019 Rural Ontario Foresight Papers

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) recently released the Rural Ontario Foresight Papers 2019 at an event in Cobourg. Following the success of the 2017 edition, the 2019 Papers tackle a variety of rural development challenges and trends. As with the first set of Papers, ROI partnered with the Northern Policy Institute to provide Northern Commentary as well as French translation.
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