Community Demonstration Projects

Through the Measuring Rural Community Vitality: Community Demonstration Projects, ROI is looking to work alongside four (4) community partners on rural community vitality and well-being projects. Each partner community will receive $15,000 to support their demonstration project.

Our objective is to partner with projects that go further than the fact-finding, reporting and collection of community well-being indicators. We’re looking for projects that engage local community members in processes that build capacity for effective action and collaboration. Further, we are looking for community partners willing to document and share their successes and failures to a broader audience of fellow rural communities through four (4) case studies and an interactive webinar(s).                                                     

To submit an Expression of Interest, please fill out the pdf form linked below and email it to Ryan Deska at:

Expression of Interest form

For more detailed information about what is required for the Expression of Interest, please see the FAQs.

Deadline to submit an Expression of Interest: Nov. 16, 2018

 If you have any questions about the Community Demonstration Projects, please contact Ryan Deska at or 519-826-4204.


The Municipal Internship is part of the Measuring Rural Community Vitality - Phase 2 initiative.