Connecting community assets to meet market demands while building lasting livelihoods.
Resource Type: Check List | Author: The Heartland Center for Leadership Development
This checklist outlines twenty characteristics of vibrant rural communities
An article that appeared in the July 2012 Issue of Engage
Building the leadership capacity of rural communities to focus on change.
A report for the Social Planning Council, 2012
How do people manage without a car in Perth and Huron Counties? Extensive interviews and research show they face many difficulties, not only in travelling outside their own communities, but in the activities of everyday life. This is particularly true for those who are disadvantaged by...
The purpose of this research was to develop a theoretical framework for identifying transportation disadvantage in the context of rural Ontario, and evaluate the framework using an applied case study
Connecting Southeastern N.B.
This report details the results of a public engagement process on community transportation, presents examples of successful transportation initiatives in other communities, and provides recommendations and suport for improving community transportation in the Westmorland-Albert region
Charlotte County, New Brunswick shares their background gaps, costs, and analysis reports that have built the foundations of their community transportation strategy.
A report by the Economic Developers Council of Ontario
Tools, resources to support rural food security
Resource Type: Tool | Author: Rural Poverty Action Committee
A handy resource for engaging and talking about poverty in rural communities through women
Resource Type: Research Paper | Author: Kevin Majkut, The Monieson Centre, Queen’s University
This paper on rural transportation profiles one of several issues affecting rural Eastern Ontario developed as part of the Knowledge Impact in Society (KIS) Project
Resource Type: Workbook | Author: Aspen Institute
This workbook provides an overview of community capacity –building for rural communities.
Resource Type: Report | Author: Aspen Institute
This report explores the possibilities created by reframing the notion of “place” in America
Resource Type: Publication | Author: Jim Cavaye
Rural community development is a process conducted by community members. It is a process where local people can not only create more jobs, income and infrastructure,but also help their community become fundamentally better able to manage change.