Rural, remote and small towns across Canada are integral to our environment, our cultural fabric, and provide natural resources for both urban and rural communities – yet many of them are struggling to survive. Aging populations, youth migration, skills shortages and the lack of immigration are just some of the many challenges facing rural Canada. Since each community faces its own unique set of challenges, we must approach these issues in different ways.

Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada is a Pan-Canadian initiative aimed at supporting rural communities across Canada find the solutions they need by utilizing their assets and capitalizing on local opportunities, while at the same time promoting the importance and value of rural communities to policymakers, researchers and the population. Learn more.