Rural development is a diverse, complex, and evolving process. Before and during this pandemic, communities have been and continue to be engaged in innovative policy development with the goal of enhancing the economic and social well-being of rural citizens. However, issues related to sustainability and the environment, rural-urban interdependencies, access to information, and the instability of both global and local markets are changing the way we think about rural development. As a result, the public, private, and civil society sectors are developing individually and collectively new and innovative ways to collaborate and enhance economic activity in rural communities.
The CIE Conference will explore these themes through panels and presentations led by a variety of stakeholders including community or non-governmental organizations; the private sector; academics; local, regional, provincial, territorial, and/or federal governments; Indigenous governments and/or organizations; and other policymakers.
In the interest of the health and well-being of participants, organizers and the host community during the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors will take place virtually on September 28 to 29, 2021.
An in-person event is scheduled to take place in May 2022. Stay tuned for more details about Fall 2021 event presentations, speakers, member-only perks, May 2022 updates, and more!
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Conference Co-hosts: Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)