Free Webinar and LIVE Presentation
Monday, November 25, 2013
8:30 am - 9:30 am (CST)
This Presentation will identify some of the main trends affecting Canadian Rural Communities. Seven strategies prepare communities for the challenges and opportunities created by those trends. Examples from over 30 years of research on rural issues will be used to illustrate the strategies. This webinar/presentation will be of interest to community leaders, analysts, and policy-makers. It will include opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues from your own experiences.
— PRESENTER —
Prof. Bill Reimer
Bill Reimer is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montréal. From 1997 to 2008 he directed a Canadian national research project on the New Rural Economy which included 13 universities, 35 partners, and 32 rural communities from all parts of Canada (http://nre.concordia.ca). His publications deal with community capacity-building, social support networks, social capital, social cohesion, municipal finances, the economy and the household, rural immigration, and the informal economy. His current research examines changes in rural communities, rural-urban interdependence, comparative regional policy, rural immigration, and the impacts of wildfires on communities. Details: http://billreimer.ca.