Discovering the Economic Development Potential of Youth
Youth possess a great amount of community and economic development potential. Rural communities have been grappling with how to attract and retain youth and young families for years. Youth get lured away from rural areas by the bright lights of the city, higher education, good jobs, and entertainment; all things typically perceived to be lacking…
Teeny Tiny Summit with a Great Big Reach
The 7th Teeny Tiny Summit attracted its largest audience ever when the Municipality of Tweed hosted the summit earlier this summer. The first Teeny Tiny Summit was held in 2015, as the OMAFRAs East Region Economic Development staff wanted to support their smallest communities. These communities had several features in common…they were typically small, rural,…
Teeny Tiny Summit 2018 – Creating our Future – Finding the EXTRAORDINARY in the Ordinary
Rural Ontario is composed of diverse communities, with varying requirements to support community revitalization. While some places have strong drivers for economic growth and staff resources to support economic development, that is not the case for all communities. If you are one of the latter communities, we invite you to become familiar with welcome Teeny…
Teeny Tiny Summits Create a Big Impact!
Small communities have particular needs and assets when it comes to building strong economies. This was the topic of conversation at the June 28-29 Teeny Tiny Summits, which drew over 200 volunteers, staff, local councillors, and support organizations. Participants were treated to an inspiring dialogue with keynote speaker Peter Kenyon, a social capitalist and community…
Key Takeaways: Teeny Tiny Southwest Summit
Small towns can do big things! Lots of great ideas shared at successful event.