Building Vision

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


July 5, 2019

What is a “NEET” and why does it matter to rural Ontario?

NEETs are not a new invasive biting insect but a classification used to better understand and describe the employment status of young Canadians. Those classified as “NEET” are those not in employment, education or training. Data from the Labour Force Survey are used to classify young people according to three mutually exclusive categories: young people in education, young people who work and no longer attend school, and young people who are NEETs, that is, not in employment or education.

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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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September 15 to 19, 2019 / Oakville and Niagara

AALP Class 18 Seminar 1

AALP Class 18 begins their leadership journey with the first seminar in Oakville and Niagara region.

October 24, 2019 / Cobourg

Measuring Rural Community Vitality Showcase

Join us as our collaborating partners share their lessons learned and insights on ways to tackle key issues in rural communities. The agenda for the afternoon will include:
Community Demonstration Projects – experiences from the field on mobilizing community action and collective impact initiatives
Youth Engagement Strategies – what works and what doesn’t 
2019 Rural Ontario Foresight Papers series release - key insights from the authors and exchanging ideas about fostering continuing dialogue.

Stay afterwards for a reception as we celebrate six years of collaboration and knowledge exchange and wrap-up the MRCV initiative. 

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