September 25, 2014 - 8:00am to September 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
BC Healthy Communities will be presenting at the 2014 Canadian Rural Revitalization Conference, New Relationships, New Realities
. The conference theme reflects the changing relationships across industry, local and senior levels of government, and community organizations. Changes in policy and service environments, as well as changes in funding support, have reshaped expectations and operations while producing new realities for stakeholders in small communities. These changes call for new capacities and understandings. The 2014 conference will provide opportunities to explore how new labour arrangements, development opportunities, and policies are reshaping community and economic development practices. In addition to sharing lessons and best practices, there will also be opportunities to build new skills and tools in order to strengthen the capacity of rural practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders.
Conference participants are also invited to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster on one of the following key conference themes
(i) restructuring of rural relationships,
(ii) building capacity for organizations and governance,
(iii) building economic resilience, and
(iv) pursuing a high quality of life for rural communities.