Resources and Media



Media Coverage


Presentations on the State of Rural Canada


Background Information on Partners

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

crrf logoThe 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. For further information visit or contact Dr. Al Lauzon, President of CRRF at


Rural Policy Learning Commons

UnknownThe Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC) is a project that learns by doing. Our aim is to build on what is already out there, not to reinvent the wheel. Through collaboration and networking, the RPLC hopes to add to the research of rural policy as it applies to governance, infrastructure and services, human capital and migration, and natural resource development. The Rural Policy Learning Commons is a seven year initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. For further information visit or contact Dr. Bill Reimer, Lead of the Rural Policy Learning Commons at


Rural Development Institute, Brandon University

RDIlogoBrandon University established the Rural Development Institute in 1989 as an academic research centre and a leading source of information on issues affecting rural communities in Western Canada and elsewhere. RDI functions as a not-for-profit research and development organization designed to promote, facilitate, coordinate, initiate and conduct multi-disciplinary academic and applied research on rural issues. The Institute provides an interface between academic research efforts and the community by acting as a conduit of rural research information and by facilitating community involvement in rural development. RDI projects are characterized by cooperative and collaborative efforts of multi-stakeholders. For further information visit or contact Dr. Bill Ashton, Director of the Rural Development Institute at


Media Contacts

For more information on the State of Rural Canada report please contact Sarah Breen ( Sarah would be delighted to facilitate connections to contributors to the report.