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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation  E-Newsletter
July 2018
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Health and Shared Prosperity Conference Draft Program Now Online

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CRRF_logo_jan18Excitement for the 30th annual CRRF conference is building! Check out the recently released draft program online. The program outlines the diversity of keynote speakers, panelists, topics of concurrent sessions, and field trips. The Health and Shared Prosperity conference in Saskatoon from October 10-12 will be a world class event!   

There is still time to register for the conference, conference field trips, and to submit a poster presentation. Check the conference website for all the details: www.saskatoon2018.crrf.ca.

CRRF is excited to be co-hosting the Health and Shared Prosperity Conference with the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance and the University of Saskatchewan

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Still Time to Nominate Lifetime Members

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In 2013, the CRRF/FCRR board of directors created a Lifetime Membership policy to recognize persons who have demonstrated an outstanding career of contributions to the betterment of rural Canada. The CRRF/FCRR board of directors is currently seeking nominations for Lifetime Members. 
 
Nominees may be a current CRRF/FCRR member, former CRRF/FCRR member, or has been closely associated with advancing the goals, objectives and activities of CRRF/FCRR. The achievements demonstrated by nominees may include, but are not restricted to the following: 
  • long term involvement with rural development in Canada; 
  • exceptional commitment to CRRF/FCRR through service as a board member; 
  • volunteer, or active supporter of CRRF/FCRR and its objectives; 
  • demonstrated achievements and recognition by peers in rural development; 
  • outstanding contribution to the development and/or growth of rural development research, policy, and practice in Canada or internationally. 
Nominations need to include a brief description of the contributions of the nominee and be supported by at least two current members in good standing of CRRF/FCRR. Background information on the current CRRF/FCRR lifetime members and their contributions to rural Canada can be found here – www.crrf.ca/lifetime-members/. Nominations can be submitted in confidence to Valencia Gaspard (gaspardv@uoguelph.ca) no later than August 31, 2018.


Update from the Board - Celebrating 30 years of CRRF: Conversation Café

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Plans are under way to celebrate CRRF’s 30th anniversary at our rural conference in Saskatoon, October 10-12.

Of course there’ll be the requisite anniversary cake at the banquet, along with old (and, with any luck, embarrassing) photos… but, on a more serious note, we’re also organizing a Conversation Café around the theme of “CRRF and the future of rural.” On the conference’s opening day we’ll be asking you to share - in a relaxed setting - successful initiatives, the factors that led to that success, and the priority actions we should be taking to move them forward – all around themes such as governance-downloading, capacity-building challenges, water resources, health and an aging demographic, building creative communities, tourism: silver bullet or bitter pill? … we’re open to suggestions! But we will be asking you all to DREAM BIG when you think about CRRF and the future of rural.

CRRF board member Craig Pollett will be our own Alex Trebek, fearlessly leading us through the process and ringing the bell to keep us on task through two rounds of what we anticipate will be scintillating tabletop conversation.

If you’re planning to attend the conference, and have a topic that you’d like to lead in a conversation-café-style setting, please send Laurie an e-mail at brinklow@upei.ca. The more specific the better!

See you in Saskatoon!

Laurie Brinklow is from Prince Edward Island and 
is the a member of CRRF Board of Directors

Each month, the CRRF Board of Directors will provide updates on the Foundation's activities and opportunities throughout the newsletter. Stay tuned for future updates from the CRRF board! 


Identifying Rural Data Gaps and Needs: State of Rural Canada III Needs Your Input

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When it comes to evidence based decision making whether or not you have access to quality data can make a big difference in your day-to-day operations and long term planning. Unfortunately, quality data for rural places can be difficult to find or access, or might not exist.

The 3rd version of the State of Rural Canada will focus on where the data gaps are, how they impact rural places, and examples of innovative ways people are finding, collecting, and sharing the data they need. We hope that by drawing attention to this common problem, we can inspire innovative and collaborative solutions. 

The organizers of the State of Rural Canada III are seeking your input. A brief online survey has been created to gather people's and organization's experiences in locating and using data. Please take a moment to click here and fill out the survey. The information collected through the survey will help inform the next State of Rural Canada report! 


Interest in Public Trust and Canadian Agriculture?

cropped-RPLC-Logo-HORZWe know that social and cultural factors, as well as personal perspectives and values influence the choices we make every day. The Rural Policy Learning Commons is organizing a series of webinars on the importance of trust to the Canadian Agricultural sector and are looking for presenters. If you are interested, please contact Munzaleen Sajjad at SajjadM@BrandonU.CA


Rural by Design Art Contest Winners Announced 

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Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute (RDI) is pleased to announce the three winners of the Rural by Design Student Art Contest. The winners are Lindsay Michiels, a second-year student in Physical Education; Kira Toth, a second-year student in Psychiatric Nursing; and Liam Shamray, a first-year student in Business Administration.

This was the first year for RDI’s Rural by Design Student Art Contest, which covered the 2017–18 academic year. Using the theme of “Show us what rural means to you,” all BU students were invited to submit their original works. The contest was not limited to any specific medium and was open to photography, paintings, graphic design, digital illustrations, and more. Students also submitted short essays on their work and how it illustrates what rural means to them.

The winning artwork and short essays are on display in the RDI office gallery, located in the lower concourse of the McMaster Building, Brandon University. Guests are welcome to walk through and view the artwork during office hours.


Social Justice and Rural Policy - Reflections from 2018 ICRPS Summer Institute

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The 15th International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute was held in Tuskegee, Alabama from June 24-July 7, 2018. This year's summer institute's theme was "Social Justice, Rural, and Natural Resource Policy". Over the two week period, students from across North America and Europe gathered to discuss comparative rural policy issues on a wide variety of topics. 

Sandra Moore and Palash Sanyal participated in this year's ICRPS Summer Institute. Each has written a brief reflection based on their particiaption: 

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The 2018 ICRPS Summer Institute was hosted by Tuskegee University. For more information on the 2018 ICRPS Summer Institute visit www.2018.icrps.org


Call for Presenters - Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium 2018

ARDN_Logo_FinalThe Alberta Rural Development Network, in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, is proud to host the first national symposium dedicated to rural and remote housing and homelessness issues across Canada. 

The Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium, held on October 24 - 26, 2018 in Canmore Alberta, provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities, and government to share information, tools, training, and the expertise needed to address the unique and complex issues surrounding homelessness and housing in rural and remote Canada. Individuals may register as participants or as presenters by submitting a presentation proposal.

The CRRHH is seeking presenters for October 24-26, 2018. The deadline to submit a proposal is on Friday, July 20th, 2018. Presenters selected will be provided one complimentary day of registration (approximate value of $200). To submit a presentation, please see the "Call for Presenters" document for more information. 
 
For information on the Symposium, as well as registration, please visit the Symposium website: www.crrhh.ca. If you would like to discuss your presentation proposal, or have questions about the conference, please contact Sofia Lamus at sofial@ardn.ca.


Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium - Call for Presenters

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The Alberta Rural Development Network, in conjunction with the Alberta Rural Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ARCH2), is proud to host the first national symposium dedicated to rural and remote housing and homelessness issues across Canada. 

The Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium, held on October 24 - 26, 2018 in Canmore Alberta, provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, communities, and government to share information, tools, training, and the expertise needed to address the unique and complex issues surrounding homelessness and housing in rural and remote Canada. Individuals may register as participants or as presenters by submitting a presentation proposal.

Please visit www.crrhh.ca to register. 

The Symposium is seeking presenters for October 24-26, 2018. The deadline to submit a proposal is on Friday, July 20th, 2018. Presenters selected will be provided one complimentary day of registration (approximate value of $200). To submit a presentation, please see the "Call for Presenters" webpage for more information. 
If you would like to discuss your presentation proposal, or have questions about the conference, please contact Sofia Lamus at sofial@ardn.ca


Rural Websites? Send Your Organization's Website for Inclusion on CRRF's Website

22-.jpg?1489748277&s=899cf419fa12c80ca421711acfa3fd60The CRRF website contains a list of rural organizations, research centres, government departments, and other organizations interested in rural issues. The list can be found at www.crrf.ca/links. We are in the process of updating the list and want to make sure your organization is not inadvertently left off! Please send an email to crrf-fcrr@live.com with your website hyperlink.  
 


Have Questions? 

faqCan't find the answer to a rural specific question? Perhaps it is a question related to best practices or about funding programs? Maybe your question is about finding a connection to another organization that has started a similar initiative to yours. Regardless of the topic, send your questions to the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation! We can pose your question to over 2,000 members and supporters from across Canada. Our stakeholders represent local development practitioners, government policy and program officials, researchers, and private businesses. We are sure someone in our network will have an answer or be able to point you in the direction where you can find more information.

To submit a question click here: www.crrf.ca/ask-an-expert/


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Upcoming Rural Events

July 15-21, 2018
Toronto, Ontario

July 26-29, 2018
Portland, Oregon, USA

September 12-14, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland

September 24-26, 2018
Moncton, New Brunswick

October 10-13, 2018
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

More rural events can be found at www.crrf.ca/events


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The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) is a charitable institution committed to bettering the lives of rural Canadians. For more information about CRRF please visit www.crrf.ca. You have received this communication as a past participant to a CRRF sponsored event.



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