Building Vision

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


June 30, 2017

Newcomer Engagement in Rural Communities report released

When newcomers and other community residents enjoy mutually beneficial relationships, rural communities are more likely to be healthy. ROI’s most recent report: Newcomer Engagement and Social Capital in Rural Communities explores how rural communities are engaging newcomers in their civic life.
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June 16, 2017

Guest Blog: Attracting tech talent to rural Ontario possible with high-speed fibre

Huron County’s project to expand broadband connectivity would attract highly-skilled labour and the human capital that comes along with it to rural Ontario

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June 7, 2017

Study finds homelessness widespread in rural and northern Ontario

Homelessness and Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario is the first study of its kind to empirically challenge these popular perceptions. In fact, as the analysis of data from the recent Canadian Social Survey demonstrates, compared to city dwellers, a higher percentage of people from rural Ontario reported that they had experienced homelessness or hidden homelessness at some point in their lives.
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