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 ROI Board Member Cathy Redden on The Agenda

ROI Board member (and Trent Hills councillor) Cathy Redden appeared on The Agenda Thursday April 14 in conversation with Steve Paikin. The show featured data from ROI's newly published report "Rural Municipal Councillor Profile" by Ryan Deska.

To view the panel discussion click on the picture below.

 Municipal Councillor Profile report now available   

The Municipal Councillor Profile documents demographic characteristics and shares the perspectives of municipal elected officials and staff across rural Ontario. View the report , infographic and news release for more information.  


ROI Blog

May 13, 2016Why Measure Community Well-being?

May 4, 2016Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario

May 2, 2016Moving Ahead on Rural and Community Transportation by Laura Schreiner

Apr 6, 2016Community Oxford teams up with ROI

Mar 17, 2016Cartoon Supports Growing the Conversation on Rural Municipal Leadership Succession


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