Videos & Webinars


The Future of Workers in Rural Ontario (2020)

Watch expert speakers from StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy and Grey County Economic Development, discussing issues impacting the future of labour force such as education, training, skill trades, automation and Covid-19.


Stories of Rural Entrepreneurship (2019) 

The Rural Entrepreneurship Case Studies highlight a range of approaches to entrepreneurship programming being implemented in rural communities throughout the province. 

Repurposing Public Space

Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

Win This Space


Community Demonstration Projects (2019)

Through the Measuring Rural Community Vitality: Community Demonstration Projects, ROI worked alongside three community partners noted above on rural community vitality and well-being projects. These projects go further than the fact-finding, reporting and collection of community well-being indicators - they engage local community members in processes that build capacity for effective action and collaboration. 

Combatting Social Isolation – Chigamik Community Health Centre

Food Security – Prince Edward County

Connecting Families to Services – Middlesex County


How to tell your story with video. ROI commissioned Powerline Films to curate a Youtube playlist focusing on simple tips and tools you can use to produce high-quality videos on a budget:

Watch the full playlist here: How to Tell Your Story with Video 

Newcomer Engagement Case Studies (2017)

Summary Report Video

Dufferin County:

Huron County:

Northumberland County:

Youth Engagement Showcase 2015/2016:

Youth Engagement Showcase 2016/2017:

Measuring Rural Community Vitality Initative


2018/19 Focus on Rural Ontario: Living Arrangements of Seniors

2018/19 Focus on Rural Ontario: Internal Migration highlights

Municipal Councillor Profile 

Newcomer Engagement and Social Capital in Rural Communities