Building Vision

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


June 27, 2016

Importance of Rural Broadband discussed at Symposium

The R2B2 project team held a day-long symposium in April 2016 that provided an opportunity for stakeholders to reflect on preliminary results of the R2B2 project, to present emerging initiatives, such as the SWIFT network and to provide recommendations to those involved in action research processes for regional and rural broadband in Southwestern Ontario.

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June 21, 2016

News Release: ROI selects three community partners

Three rural communities across Ontario – Dufferin County, Huron County and Northumberland County, have been selected as partners in the Rural Ontario Institute’s Measuring Rural Community Vitality (MRCV) Initiative. Each community will collaborate with the ROI on a case study, “Engaging Newcomers: Building Social Capital in Rural Communities” to be completed in 2016.
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June 15, 2016

News Release: ROI unveils Youth Engagement Showcase videos

Short documentaries featuring four youth from rural Ontario were unveiled at ROI's Annual General Meeting. The videos profile Eric Duncan of Winchester, Emily Morrison of Beaverton, Megan Raftis of Harriston, and Branden Trochymchuck of Thunder Bay.
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October 23 to 25, 2016 / Toronto, ON

AALP Class 16 Seminar 6

Theme: Provincial/State Political Process, Urban Society & Media

January 15 to 17, 2017 / Niagara Falls, ON

AALP Class 16 Seminar 7

Theme: Making Your Case and Modeling Leadership

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

Theme: Look Ahead

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