LEAD- Valencia Gaspard, Gaspardv@uoguelph.ca
CO-LEAD- Sarah- Patricia Breen, sarahpatriciabreen@hotmail.com
NETWORK SUPPORT – Sarah Minnes, sam880@usask.ca

The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) was established in 1989 to contribute to the revitalization and sustainability of rural Canada through collaborative research for rural leaders in the community, private sector, and in all levels of government. CRRF works to create credible insights and to improve our understanding of issues and opportunities that are of common interest to rural residents across Canada. Knowledge and better understanding are the fundamental pillars for the welfare of rural communities and environments.
CRRF is an organization comprised of members from across Canada, with diverse international links, representing rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy makers, researchers, students, and other stake- holders interested in the future of rural Canada. CRRF explores a diversity of issues, ranging from rural health and social pro- vision, local and regional economies, local government and community governance, education, organization development, environmental management and stewardship, and many others facets of life and livelihood in rural Canada. Each year CRRF co-hosts a national conference to share lessons learned, research findings, and discuss key rural issues. In addition to the national conference, CRRF hosts and participates in workshops, forums, and symposia to advance rural issues in Canada.
For more information about CRRF visit: www.crrf.ca.

Take a Watch: Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation at 30 years

A look back at 30 years of Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, from the Agricultural and Rural Restructuring Group to today. Featuring memories of members past, present, and future, and photos of national conferences and workshops from over
the years.
 You can watch the full video on Youtube by clicking here.
The video was created by Hannah Main, a doctoral student at Dalhousie University.

2019 North Atlantic Forum and CRRF Conference- CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2019 North Atlantic Forum and the  Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference will be held at St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada, October 1-4,2019. The conference is aimed to bring together practitioners, policy makers, community leaders, and researchers interested in rural sustainability issues.  This conference is a unique opportunity to share your own successes, learn from other, and to hear the latest on issues that matter to communities and people who live and work in rural regions.
The conference organizing committee will accept abstracts for oral presentations, panels, capacity building sessions, and posters for 2019 conference until March 31, 2019. The conference theme is Sustainable Communities.

The State of Rural Canada

The State of Rural Canada is an initiative of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation – supported by the Rural Policy Learning Commons and the Rural Development Institute, Brandon University.
For more information, click on the links below or visit the website: http://sorc.crrf.ca/

2015 State of Rural Canada

2017 SORC – Mapping Rural Innovation


Recordings of all of our webinars can be found on the RPLC YouTube channel.  Visit the site to see all of the rural related webinars or check out some of the presentations from the 2017 CRRF Conference: Different by Design, Nelson, BC.
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Plenary Session – Community Navigators, John McArthur, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Plenary Panel – Rural Mental Health, Karen Dyck, Megz Reynolds, & Lois Berry, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Rural Labour Force Development, Audra Krueger, Mikael Hellstrom, Laurie Brinklow, & Rick Williams, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Is Rural Youth Outmigration a Problem? Karen Foster, Hannah Main, & Ray D. Bollman, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Rural Health, Mikael Hellstrom, Catherine Cosgrave, Bonita Beatty, & Reyhaneh Golestani, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Tools for Rural Community Development, Danielle Robinson, Heidi Watson, Carol Bergum, & Kristin Catherwood, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Rural Resilience, Stephen Penner, Diane Looker, Stephanie Gariscsak, & Tracey Harvey, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Lunch Keynotes: Farming and the Rural Economy: The Past, Present, and Future, Darrin Qualman, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Putting Rural on the Agenda: The Prominence and Priority of Rural Issues and Opportunities in Policy Making, Sarah Minnes, Matteo Vittuari, Patrick Leveque, Ryan Gibson, Jane Atterton, & Kristof Van Assche, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Panel – Canada in a Changing Climate: Rural and Remote Communities, Sean Manners, Kelly Vodden, & Amp Kipp, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Panel – Community Driven Research, Jen Budney, Emmy Neuls, Dr. Vivian Ramsden, Dr. Bonita Beatty, & Dr. Robert Patrick, Video 
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Plenary Panel – Water Governance: A Prairie Perspective, Phil Loring, Helen Baulch, Lalita Bharadwa, Holly Annand, Sarah Breen, & Warrick Baijius, Video
2018.11.08 2018 CRRF Reconciliation and Rural Development, Neil Sasakamoose, Ray Orb, Chad Nilson, Charlotte Ross, & Heather Exner-Pirot, Video
2017.09.22 – 2017 CRRF- Présentation de la Conférence FCRR 2017: Christopher Horsethief. Video
2017.09.22 – 2017 CRRF- Keynote Speaker: Christopher Horsethief – Reconciliation in the Age of Reconciliation. Video
2017.09.22 – 2017 CRRF- Exploring Rural Precarious Employment: The Case of Ontario, Valencia Gaspard, Ray Bollman. Video
2017.09.22 – 2017 CRRF- Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience- PART 2, Kelly Vodden, Heather Hall, Leanna Butters, Doug Lionais. Video
2017.09.22 – 2017 CRRF- Dependency at a Distance: Implications of Workforce Mobility for Community Resilience- PART 1, Heather Hall, Kelly Vodden, Sean Markey, Sarah Dorow. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Why Community-Based Poverty Reduction Makes Good Sense, Nadine Raynolds, Jan Morton, Anna Purcell, Kerri Wall, Jill Zacharias. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Working Together to Build a Regional Innovation Ecosystem in Non-Metropolitan Areas: BC Insights, Terri MacDonald, Rhys Andrews, Erin Handy, Jennifer Tedman-Jones, Amber Hayes, John Freshie. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Rural Workforce Development, Adena Brons. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Présentation de la Conférence FCRR 2017: Bryan Fry, Bryan Fry. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Keynote Speaker: Bryan Fry – Canada’s Fourth Industrial Revolution. Video
2017.09.21 – 2017 CRRF- Opening Keynote Panel: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Economic Development, Heather Hall, Tjaart Van Den Berg, Terry Van Horn. Video

RURAL ROUTES PODCASTS: related to RPLC-CRRF Alliance Network

Rural Routes is a Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation initiative. This show is supported through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection grant.

For more episodes on a variety of rural issues, please visit: http://ruralroutespodcasts.com