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Food sovereignty and food security are not experienced uniformly across communities in Canada. What can be done to ensure greater food security, more supportive policy, and greater access to sustainable food systems for more rural communities in Canada?
Arctic, indigenous, northern, remote, and rural communities face unique health related challenges and opportunities. We want to explore the full spectrum of health in rural communities including mental health, physical health, spiritual health, and wellbeing.
Every rural community has a story to tell and we want to hear them! Share your strategies for putting prosperity into practice. Discuss the methods you used to track and evaluate the success of your programs. What metrics were evaluated? What was determined to be a “success” for your programs? How did you track your progress? Please share stories of best practices you have implemented that could be translated to other communities or programs across Canada.
Prosperous Labour Forces
An aging labour force means big changes for small communities. What economic development opportunities are present in rural areas? What redevelopment opportunities can be found in post-industrial rural communities? How do we develop prosperous labour forces?
Our environment provides critical services to our communities. These services come in the form of daily needs like clean air and water, resources that serve our economy, places for recreation, the list goes on. Rural and remote places are often at the forefront of seeing changes in our environment (e.g., climate change). These same places are increasingly part of the forefront for innovative and creative solutions and policies for protecting our environment.
CRRF is partnering with the Arctic Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to offer their annual science meeting on October 9th. The theme, in line with the CRRF conference, will be 'Health and Shared Prosperity in the North'. CRRF attendees are encouraged to register at a reduced rate. More info can be found hereRead More