Entrepreneurship Case Studies

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

The Case Study Series profiling Rural Entrepreneurship programming are found below. A compiled edition can be downloaded here.

Rural Entrepreneurship Webinar Series

These webinars were hosted to complement the case studies - to allow communities and organizations to share their stories in their own words as well as an opportunity for a broader audience to come together, share their own ideas, and contribute to the conversation. 
1. Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs, May 28th, 2019  | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Emily Morrison, LaunchPad YATC
     b. Barb Smith, Brock Youth Centre
     c. Tracey Snow, Business Development Officer, Lennox & Addington 
     d. Chris Garwood, Economic Development Coordinator, Norfolk County
2. Re-Purposing Space, June 6th, 2019   | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Jack Baribeau, Elgin Innovation Centre
     b. Peter Miller & Carla Leon, United Church of Canada
     c. Mike Farrell,  PEC Food Hub
3. Eco-System Building June 12th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Paul Nichol, Huron County CFDC
     b. Mark Hastings, Enterprise Facilitator, Hastings County
     c. Mary Doyle, Rural on Purpose
4. Win This Space June 20th, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     a. Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer, Huron East
     b. Trina O’Rourke, Cotton Harvest Quilt Shop
     c. Maureen Luoma, Downtown Sudbury BIA
     d. Alyson Pele, Northwest Business Centre (SBEC), Kenora, ON

If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Deska, Project Lead - Community Development, at rdeska@ruralontarioinstitute.ca or 519-826-4204