COVID-19 impact on rural employment in Ontario to July 2021

Date: September 13, 2021

ROI’s latest Focus On Rural Ontario fact sheet explores the COVID-19 impact on rural employment up to July 2021. This compares COVID-19’s ongoing impact on rural Ontario with the impacts in urban Ontario and in other provinces.

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Enabling Access to Rural Data

Date: September 7, 2021

Communities across the rural-urban spectrum need up-to-date information to guide their decisions. Unfortunately, smaller communities often face challenges in accessing data. They may not have the technical or financial resources to identify and use data that are relevant for planning. To help rural communities better engage with available data, ROI has updated its Fact-Finder’s Guide to Local & Regional Data and produced a new video covering some important topics related to rural data.

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The Value of all of Ontario’s Farmland

Date: September 1, 2021

Farmland provides us with food, fuel, fibre, flowers, and more, and every Ontarian relies on it in one way or another. 

Even so, we lose over a thousand acres of farmland every week to non-agricultural development like urban sprawl and aggregate extraction. This rate of loss is unsustainable and will impact future generations.

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