ROI is hiring!

ROI is looking for a resourceful, creative person to join our team as a Communications Coordinator. We have an immediate opening for this temporary, full-time position. The Communications Coordinator role has been created as a backfill for our Digital Media and Engagement Specialist who has been seconded for a special project to build a community of practice online engagement platform for ROI.

Read the complete job description here

Please apply in confidence by email no later than Sunday March 7, 2021 at noon, sending your resume and cover letter to:

Norman Ragetlie

Executive Director, Rural Ontario Institute


We thank all those who apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Request For Proposals

The Rural Ontario Institute is seeking outside expertise for two activities it is undertaking:
  1. an organizational review, which would include assessment of alternative staffing structures as well as exploration of social enterprise business models; and, 
  2. development of several fundraising campaign strategies

Each of the two RFPs can be found here: 

Please note that the deadline for the two RFPs has been extended to Wednesday February 25, 2021 at 5 pm. 


Message from ROI Board Chair: 

The organizational development stream of work will involve working with the Board as it undertakes succession planning.  Our current Executive Director Norman Ragetlie signalled his intent to retire from the ED role in 2021 at the time he took the reins from Rob Black in 2018.  Meanwhile, like many organizations across the province, COVID-19 has presented some additional and unexpected challenges as well as opportunities for ROI to transform the way we deliver on mission and vision.  We are focused on embracing the opportunities while negotiating the challenges.  To this end, we are seeking assistance from providers/stakeholders with organizational development expertise.   Do not hesitate to share the RFP within your networks if you know a group/individual who has the appropriate credentials, the experience and the interest in helping the Institute on this path.   

Sincerely, Suzanne Trivers

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is an equal opportunity employer. ROI will provide accommodation for accessibility during our recruitment processes. Should you require any accommodation please indicate this at the time we offer an interview and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions regarding this please contact us at 519 826 4204.