We are pleased to share an exciting new project endeavour. Beginning in May 2015, we will be leading the Rural Community Vitality Measurement Initiative.

With the goal of improving transportation for youth, seniors and persons living with disabilities, Ontario has announced a new pilot grant program. As you know, 11 municipalities were selected in March 2015 to receive up to $100,000 to provide better transportation services through community resources.

This commentary is related to the Focus on Rural Ontario fact sheets about youth employment. It is provided by Carol Simpson, Executive Director, Workplace Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.