A Sustainable, Inclusive, and Digital Future for Rural Canada

by Canada 2020. Posted May 26, 2021

Driven, vibrant, and innovative Canadian communities like Faro, Yukon; Churchbridge, Saskatchewan; Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec; and Clarenville, Newfoundland; are integral to our economy, culture, and social fabric, making Canada the prosperous and successful country that it is. 

But as the last year has accelerated and revealed, rural and smaller Canadian communities face unique challenges and opportunities.

That’s why Canada 2020 is launching a research project focused on developing the best ideas and practices that support community well-being and inclusive economic growth in rural and smaller Canadian communities. The project, led by Matthew Mendelsohn in partnership with Mike Moffatt of the Smart Prosperity Institute, will work to achieve strategic alignment across key policy issues, including infrastructure and transportation investments, innovation and support for entrepreneurs, green transition, skills training, digital infrastructure, population strategies, and more.

Featuring roundtable discussions, policy labs, events, and discussion papers, A Sustainable, Inclusive, and Digital Future for Rural Canada will work with local and community experts to develop a roadmap for well-being for smaller and rural Canadian communities.