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Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation

crrf-logo-182x121The 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

Ontario Agricultural College

oac-logo-250pxEstablished in 1874, the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) is a founding college of the University of Guelph and is recognized as Canada’s largest and most renowned agricultural college. Encompassing a province-wide network of campuses, field stations and research facilities, OAC is a global leader in education, research and service in agriculture, food, environmental sciences and rural community development. For more information, visit

Rural Policy Learning Commons

RPLC-Logo-HORZThe 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

Rural Ontario Institute

ROIIcon_RGB_clearThe Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is a non-profit organization based near Guelph, Ontario. ROI works towards a mission of developing leaders, initiating dialogue, supporting collaboration and promote action on issues and opportunities facing rural Ontario. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @ROInstitute.