Teeny Tiny Summit on March 1, 2023 – Planning for Community Vitality

The next Teeny Tiny Summit will take place on March 1, starting at 10 am and will be focused on planning for community vitality. Planning allows for an effective use of the resources available and provides a clear path on how to accomplish your identified goals. To register for the March 1 Teeny Tiny Summit, visit this website.

A community-driven planning process relies on partnerships, commitment, and community assets all coming together to provide a clear and achievable path to success. This session will explore:

  • where to begin
  • critical elements to consider
  • lessons learned and
  • positive outcomes in the community that resulted.

Keynote speaker Robin Jones, Chair of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) and Mayor of Westport will speak about ROMA’s plan on rural growth and resiliency, that was released a year ago, entitled Opportunities for Rural Ontario in a Post-COVID World.” The ROMA plan outlines multiple ways to rethink the role of rural communities in the province’s overall economic and social vitality. Robin building the foundation for its successful implementation.

Robin Jones, ROMA Chair and Mayor of Westport

Carlie Arbour of Kawartha Lakes and Ashley Lansink of Perth County will speak to the key success factors and lessons learned when implementing plans in their communities.

Teeny Tiny Summits were initiated in 2016 by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as a forum to discuss scale-appropriate economic development strategies for Ontario’s smallest communities. In 2017, ROMA committed to multi-year support of the Teeny Tiny program. Teeny Tiny Summits share practical examples, lessons learned and community economic development tactics. Since inception, the summits have been hosted in every region of the province and attracted over 2,250 attendees both in person and virtually.

To register, learn more or to view previous webinars visit Teeny Tiny Summit.

Author: Carolyn Puterbough, Economic and Business Advisor – OMAFRA


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