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


October 20, 2017

Rural Ontario Foresight Papers launch event kicks off rural dialogue

The Rural Ontario Institute released the Rural Ontario Foresight Papers at a public launch event and reception at the Arboretum Centre - University of Guelph.The Rural Ontario Foresight Papers are a collection of six papers on selected themes as prepared by expert authors. Each has a corresponding northern commentary prepared by the Northern Policy Institute. Each Foresight Paper explores a particular topic in view of the current situation in rural and northern Ontario and looks ahead to what
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October 6, 2017

Welcoming AALP Class 17

Rob Black, CEO of the Rural Ontario Institute and Program Director of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program, shares his thoughts as AALP Class 17 gets underway. 

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September 29, 2017

Northern Voices

Norm Ragetlie, Director, Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, shares his experience at the Northern Policy Institute's State of the North conference held in Timmins from Sept. 27-28, 2017. 


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October 19, 2017 / The Arboretum - University of Guelph

Rural Ontario Foresight Papers Public Release

Please join us for the public release event of the Rural Ontario Foresight Papers. This free event is an opportunity for you to hear from some of the Paper authors, as well as share your response to the challenges and opportunities explored in the six papers. 


Registration  3:30 - 4:00

Introduction/Welcome: Suzanne Trivers, ROI Board Chair  4:00 - 4:10

Authors Panel: Paper Synopses  4:10 - 4:45

- David Freshwater

- Michael Fenn

- Chris Fullerton       

Open Discussion/Q&A

Provincial Government & Local Government Response   4:45 - 5:10      

Minister Jeff Leal, OMAFRA (Invited)

Ron Holman, ROMA Chair   

Invitation to Further the Dialogue: Rob Black, ROI CEO  5:10 - 5:15     

 Accessing individual papers/videos

Reception – Hors d’oeuvres/Juice/Tea/Coffee  5:15 - 6:00         

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