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


January 31, 2019

Guest Blog: Housing models to grow rural communities

Planning housing for our changing demographics is a challenge that all municipalities face across the province. We have a growing seniors population and an increasing number of newcomers to Canada making Ontario their home. When adding in the challenges specific to rural communities, such as youth leaving for jobs/education elsewhere and empty-nesters buying up rural properties, you have the recipe for a lack of affordable housing options.

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January 23, 2019

Rural Ontario Institute selects community partners for two new projects

ROI is partnering with 13 different communities and community organizations from across Ontario, with two of its latest projects: Municipal Internship: Youth Engagement Strategies and the Community Demonstration Projects. These communities were selected following a rigorous evaluation process from staff and selection committees. Submissions from both projects were reviewed by their own respective committee using the criteria outlined for the Expression of Interest.
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January 21, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe - Input Needed

The provincial government has introduced proposed policy changes to provincial planning directions that govern municipal planning documents and decisions within the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The intent is to establish a new framework that will be more permissive and allow more land to be developed for commercial and industrial purposes (i.e., employment land) or residential uses. 

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March 28, 2019 / Lamplighter Inn, London, ON

Wm. A. Stewart Recruitment & Reunion Gala

Looking to be inspired? The 2019 Wm. A. Stewart Gala will feature AALP alumni who will take you on an amazing journey of how they used their experience from the program to make a difference in the agriculture sector. Join us for an evening that just might change your life and the direction of agriculture.  

As a recruitment event, the Gala will inform those who are curious about participating in AALP. This reunion encourages alumni to answer questions from future AALP participants through meet-and-greet sessions. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ontario
Tickets $75 alumni/supporters | Tickets $40 potential AALP applicants  

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