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NRE Reports & Documents


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The following files are organized by order of posting on this site.

Author(s) Title

Description

Date Type
Reimer, Bill et al.

Our Diverse Cities, Summer 2007 - Special NRE Contributors Edition Edited by Bill Reimer

Version française

 

Articles on rural issues written by the NRE team members and collaborators July 2007 PDF
Reimer, Bill, Ray Bollman, Laura Ryser, Sara Teitelbaum, and Ivan Emke Bridging Communities of Place: Insights from the NRE Project
 
Plenary
presentation to the Canadian Sociology Association, May 30, 2007, Saskatoon, SK
May 2007 PDF
Reimer, Bill, Ray Bollman, Laura Ryser, Sara Teitelbaum, and Ivan Emke Bridging Communities of Place: Insights from the NRE Project
(HANDOUT)
 
Plenary
presentation to the Canadian Sociology Association, May 30, 2007, Saskatoon, SK
May 2007 PDF
Tiepoh, Moses Valedictorian Address Moses Tiepoh, an NRE collaborator and researcher since 2003, received his PhD in Economics in 2006. Nov 2006 PDF
Reimer, Bill SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters Proposal FINAL VERSION, AS SENT TO SSHRC Nov 2006 PDF
Reimer, Bill
et al

Special Issue on the New Rural Economy, edited by Bill Reimer and published in the Journal of Rural and Community Development

Published in: JRCD,
Vol.1, No.2
Jun 2006 PDF
Wall, Ellen and Katia Marzall Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change in Canadian Rural
Communities

 
Published in: Local Environment
Vol. 11, No. 4, 373–397, August 2006
Aug 2006 PDF
Bruce, David Building a Culture of Confidence in Rural and Small Town Canada Guest Speaker, Enterprise Miramichi AGM
June 8, 2006
Jun 2006 PDF
Hagens, Victoria, Becky Lipton, Benoy Jacob and Bill Reimer Autonomy and Discretion in Local Governance: A Rural and Small Town Perspective Article published in "Municipal World", April 2006 May 2006 PDF
Lipton, Becky Master's Thesis - Breaking New Ground: Women and Farm Entry in British Columbia   May 2006 PDF
Yates, Madeleine NRE2 Annual Report 2004-2005   Feb 2006 PDF
Renaud, Marc SSHRC Strategic Plan 2006-2011

Plan Stratégique du CRSH 2006-2011

This plan describes SSHRC’s commitment to a
future where humanities and social sciences
research provides Canadians with the knowledge
and understanding to strengthen our social and
intellectual foundations, to build an economy
based on principles of fairness and equity for all,
and to bring Canadian ideas onto the world stage.
Oct 2005 PDF
Jean, Bruno Rapport du 5e Séminaire
Équipe Gouvernance rurale
Initiative sur la Nouvelle économie rurale NÉR2


 
Présences :
Bruno Jean, UQAR,
Bill Reimer, Concordia
Steve Dionne, UQAR
Omer Chouinard, Université de Moncton
Augustin Épenda, UQAT
Derek Wilkinson, Laurentian University
Les étudiants UQAR: Luc Bisson, Tchabagnan Ayeva et Claude Ouellet
APR 2005 PDF

Bruce, David  and Lindsay Lyghtle

 

Use of the Internet by Volunteer Groups in Rural
Canada: The Case of Springhill, NS
This paper examines the challenges that volunteer groups face in enhancing
their capacity to use a variety of communication tools, especially those involving new
technologies.
APR 2005 PDF
Bruce, David  and Lindsay Lyghtle Technology Mediated Learning in Rural Communities:
The Case of Chat Rooms


 
Draft Working Paper
New Rural Economy Project
Communications Theme Group
JAN 2005 PDF
Dobbs, Bonnie,  Jennifer Swindle, Norah Keating, Jacquie Eales and Janice Keefe Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors - Phase II
Technical Report
FINAL VERSION
Submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada DEC 2004 PDF
Dobbs, Bonnie,  Jennifer Swindle, Norah Keating, Jacquie Eales and Janice Keefe Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors - Phase II
Technical Report
Executive Summary
Submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada DEC 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill

A Rural Perspective on Linkages Among Communities

Prepared for:
Building, Connecting and Sharing Knowledge: A Dialogue on Linkages Between Communities

ALSO SEE THE RELATED POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

Version française:
Une perspective rurale sur les liens entre les collectivités

Préparé pour :
Créer, connecter et partager les connaissances : dialogue sur les liens entre les collectivités

VOIR AUSSI LA PRÉSENTATION POWERPOINT CONNEXE

Rural and Urban Canada are interdependent. To understand intercommunity linkages,
we must start with a framework that is not only sensitive to this basic interdependence,
but builds on it.
Discussion  paper for the CPRN workshop, 3 May 2005.
FEB 2005 PDF
Olfert, Rose  and Mark Partridge Urban Sprawl Shows Rural-Urban Interdependence:
New Governance Needed to Bridge Rural-Urban Divide

Statistics Canada Bulletin referred to in this text

Written in collaboration with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation FEB 2005 PDF
Reimer, Bill Rural and Urban: Differences and Common Ground
 
Chapter 4 in Hiller, Harry H. (ed.) Urban Canada: Sociological Perspectives,
Don Mills: Oxford U. Press, Pp.71-94.
DEC 2004 PDF
Lipton, Becky Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC DEC 2004 PDF
Briscoe, Angela Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC. DEC 2004 PDF
Bell, Victoria Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC. DEC 2004 PDF
Lyons, Tara Report: New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada
 
New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC. NOV 2004 PDF
Halseth, Greg and Laura Ryser Innovative Services Report (NRE2 Services Theme Team) This report outlines the results from the first year of tracking innovative services and voluntary organizations in rural and small town places. NOV 2004 PDF
Desjardins, Stefanie, Greg Halseth, Patrice Leblanc, and Laura Ryser Services, Social Cohesion, and Social Capital: A Literature Review
   
  JUL 2004 PDF

Hernandez, Dagoberto and edited by Jessica Gallant

 

Community Tools - Website Descriptions

VERSION FRANÇAISE :

Outils communautaires - liste de sites Web

 

A list of websites and descriptions
useful for community development objectives.
OCT 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill, Mike Burns, Corrine Harris, Moses Geepu Nah Tiepoh, Angela Briscoe, and  Jamie Dressler 7 Reports for the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada   OCT 2004 PDF
Desjardins, Stefanie, Greg Halseth, Patrice Leblanc, and Laura Ryser Services, Social Cohesion, and Social Capital: A Literature Review

This literature review begins with a review of how services are defined and delivered to communities of different size.  This is followed by a review of services in small localities and the challenges facing rural service delivery.  The remainder of the literature review draws connections between services and the concepts of social cohesion and social capital.   July 15, 2002

Jul 2002 PDF
Halseth, Greg and Laura Ryser

Service Provision in Rural and Small Town Canada: Cross-Canada Summary Report

 

NRE2 Services Theme Report, September 2004 Sep 2004 PDF
Geepu Nah Tiepoh, Moses and Bill Reimer Social capital, information flows, and income creation in rural Canada: a cross-community analysis in Journal of Socio-Economics
Volume 33, Issue 4 , September 2004, Pages 427-448
Sep 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill Exploring Rural Diversity in Rural Canada This brief examines diversity that starts from a concern with rural revitalization. This concern emerged from the view that rural people face significant challenges that are devitalizing their economic and social conditions, especially at a local level. It is wished to understand the processes that contributed to the challenges in order to develop appropriate long-term responses to them, rather than deal only with the outcomes in a piece-meal fashion.   PDF
Reimer, Bill and
Ray Bollman

Strategic Observations for Rural Community Decisions
(ideas for communities that have decided that they want to grow)

Strategic suggestions based on NRE2 findings Sep 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada

 
Presentation to the World Congress of Rural Sociology, Trondheim, Norway,
July 27, 2004
Jul 2004 PDF
Yates, Madeleine and Bill Reimer NRE2 MID-TERM REPORT TO THE SSHRC Report on NRE2 activities for the first half of the Initiative on the New Economy (INE) grant from the SSHRC Jun 2004 PDF
Leblanc, Patrice Évaluation des services disponibles dans les municipalités canadiennes : Changements perçus par les répondants de Taschereau en comparaison avec les changements observés ailleurs au pays Résultats du sondage NÉR sur les services. May 2004 PDF
Lyghtle, Lindsay

 

Spatial Variation of Technology Mediated Learning in Rural Communities DRAFT Communications Theme Team report Jul 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill The NRE Field Sites: An Analysis Using Taxfiler Data Report based on Statistics Canada Data. Mar 2000 PDF
Bollman, Ray NRE2: What Have We Learned Report based on Statistics Canada Research. Feb 2004 PDF
Reimer, Bill Building Rural Capacity In the New Economy A brief overview of the NRE2 project's objectives, methods and findings. Feb 2004 PDF
Yates, Madeleine et al. NRE2 Annual Report 2002-2003 Report on the SSHRC funded NRE2 Project's first year of activities. Jan 2004 PDF
Lyghtle , Lindsay Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada This paper examines the challenges that volunteer
groups face in enhancing their capacity to use a variety of communication tools,
especially those involving new technologies. It also focusses on general and specific issues related to the role of volunteer groups in rural areas and the problems they face with various forms of communication within their organizations and in their surrounding communities.
Dec 2003 PDF
Jean, Bruno Le secteur communautaire et le monde des affaires sont les acteurs de la gouvernance locale les plus appréciés dans les milieux ruraux Une enquête auprès des ménages des diverses collectivités rurales de l’Observatoire rural canadien de l’Initiative sur la Nouvelle économie rurale de la FCRR nous a permis de mesurer l’appréciation que les résidents de différentes communautés rurales à l’étude se font de l’efficacité de l’action des différents acteurs, publics, privés et communautaires, impliqués dans la gouvernance locale. Sep 2003 PDF
Apedaile, Peter, et.al. The Informal Economy in the New Rural Economy: A Research Proposal This document is interesting mainly for its review of recent literature, the idea that agent-based modelling appears to be a promising approach and that transactions are the unit of observation. It is the first draft of a research proposal for investigating the Informal Economy in the NRE. A framework is outlined with some suggestions regarding a plan of action. It is a working document. Aug 2003 PDF
Apedaile, L. Peter THE NEW RURAL ECONOMY: What is it? The NRE is constantly emerging as a set of new arrangements of property rights, driven especially these days by digital technology. The implications for policy are quite fundamental. The formal part of today's NRE seems to be retreating into an enclave of globally competitive enterprises, embedded in an increasingly informal economy with a survivalist core. The literature suggests that the household  may be less and less suited to its traditional role as the fundamental governing
institution for rural enterprise.
Aug 2003 PDF
Jean, Bruno Le nouveau rôle des élus locaux : Soutenir l'émergence d'une nouvelle gouvernance rurale Paper for the ''Université rurale québécoise en Mauricie'', Summer 2003 Aug 2003 PDF
NRE2 Researchers THE FERINTOSH PAPERS Papers presented at the NRE2 Spring Workshop in Ferintosh, AB Apr 2003 PDF
Reimer, Bill Social Cohesion in Rural Canada Final Report to SSHRC for NRE Social Cohesion Stategic Research Grant. Program: "Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era" May 2003 PDF
Reimer, Bill The Informal Economy in Rural Canada   May 2003 PDF
Bruce, David Good News, Bad News on Education Attainment Levels for Rural Canada This paper discusses the state of the education system in rural Canada Jun 2003 PDF
Apedaile, L. Peter /
Nakagawa, Mitsuhiro /
Bollman, Ray
Sensitivity of Rural Enterprises to Globalization and Trade Liberalization: A Japan/Canada Comparison   Jun 2003 PDF
Wilkinson, Derek A Commentary on Statistics Canada’s Rural and Small Town Analysis Bulletin (released June 12, 2003) and its relevance to Northeastern Ontario and Greater Sudbury   Jun 2003 PDF
Reimer, Bill Understanding Social Capital: Its Nature and Manifestations in
Rural Canada
This paper discusses a framework for social capital that rests on the types of social relations involved. This framework is explored using data from a national survey of rural households. Jun 2002 PDF
Emke, Ivan Community Newspapers and Community Identity   May 2001 PDF
Teitelbaum, Sara and Bill Reimer The Social Economy in Rural Canada: Exploring Research Options Inspired by the work of CRISES, the NRE group proposed an investigation of their data sources to
identify where they might make a contribution to the academic and social objectives of CRISES.
This document outlines the results of this investigation.
Oct 2002 PDF
Reimer, Bill Building Rural Capacity in the New Economy Proposal for SSHRC/INE Funding Aug 2002 PDF
Hailu, Atakelty / Apedaile, L. Peter Property Rights, Productivity and Markets: Structural Processes at Work in Contemporary Rural Canada     PDF
Walsh, Deatra Assessing the Merits of Collaborative Research   May 2002 PDF
Reimer, Bill Letter of Intent: SSHRC Strategic Program on the New Economy This is a copy of the letter of intent sent to SSHRC regarding our major collaborative proposal for the New Economy Program.   PDF
Reimer, Bill Understanding and Measuring Social Capital and Social Cohesion This working document discusses the conceptualization of Social Capital and Social Cohesion as they are relevant to the framework of the New Rural Economy Project. Several specific suggestions are made for the measurement of these concepts using data collected by the NRE project - both at the site and household levels. Feb 2002 PDF
Reimer, Bill CARCI proposal 2000, Demande de subvention CARCI 2000   Jul 2000 PDF
Reimer, Bill Leading and Lagging Census Subdivisions in Rural Canada DRAFT VERSION / VERSION PROVISOIRE May 2000 PDF
Reimer, Bill A Sample Frame for Rural Canada: Design and Evaluation A paper discussing the rationale and procedure for the NRE rural sample frame with an evaluation of that frame. Published in Regional Studies, 2002. Apr 2002 PDF
  VANCOUVER ISLAND RURAL CONFERENCE: "UPDATE"   May 2000 PDF
Alasia, Alessandro Leading and Lagging Areas in Ontario: Huron County in the Provincial Context

PART ONE, 1.5 Mb
PART TWO, 1.5 Mb

    PDF
Keddie, Phil The Demographic, Social, and Economic Diversity of Rural and Small Town Southern Ontario, 1.8 Mb     PDF
Reimer, Bill Update on the New Rural Economy Project   Oct 1999 PDF
Solomonovich, M. / Apedaile, L. Peter / Freedman, H.I. Predictability and Trapping Under Conditions of Globalization of Agricultural Trade: An Application of the CDS Approach

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Note: because of the length of this paper, it has been broken down into 3 files in order to speed up viewing. Sep 1999 PDF
Reimer, Bill

Social Cohesion in Rural Canada

Proposal for SSHRC Strategic Theme:
Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era

 

Final Proposal Sep 1999 PDF
Reimer, Bill Update to the Rural Canada profile   Aug 1999 PDF
Bruce, David / Jordan, Paul /   Halseth, Greg The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Rural Canada: Impacts of Changing Availability of Operational and Program Funding Voluntary sector reports:
3 of 3

FINAL VERSION

Jun 1999 PDF
Wall, Ellen / Gordon, Todd Voluntary Organizations and Government Funding: PARTNERSHIPS, SKILLS, AWARENESS, An Education Strategy Voluntary sector reports:
2 of 3

FINAL VERSION

Jun 1999 PDF
Reimer, Bill Social Cohesion in Rural Canada (Letter of Intent to SSHRC), Letter of Intent to SSHRC Feb 1999 PDF
Marshall, Joan VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY and the STATE: Commentary and Review of the Literature Relating to the Role and Impact of Government Involvement in Rural Communities in Canada Voluntary sector reports:
1 of 3

FINAL VERSION

Jan 1999 PDF
Reimer, Bill THE NEW RURAL ECONOMY PROJECT (1998-99) - Interim Report to the Rural Secretariat   Oct 1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill Update: The Nelson Conference   Nov 1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill The NRE: What have we learned?   Nov 1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill List of Variables in NRE Rural Canada Database (CSDs)   May 1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill Access to Federal Government Services in Rural Canada: Preliminary Field Site Findings   Apr 1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill Marginalization in Rural Canada: a Research Program   Apr 1998 PDF
Fairbairn, Brett A Preliminary History of Rural Development Policy and Programmes in Canada, 1945-1995 Brett Fairbairn, is a Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan Mar 1998 PDF
  Policies and Programmes for Rural Development   Mar 1998 PDF
  Resource List for Rural Development   Mar 1998 PDF
Fuller, Tony The Spatial Dynamics of Labour Supply in the New Rural Economy   1998 PDF
Reimer, Bill / Trott, Chris Economic Integration and Isolation of First Nations Communities REPORT iI: A PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH with Cheryl Croxen, Martin Hayes, Jennifer Perzow and Anna Woodrow Dec 1997 PDF
Reimer, Bill / Trott, Chris Economic Integration and Isolation of First Nations Communities REPORT I: AN EXPLORATORY REVIEW with Cheryl Croxen, Martin Hayes, Jennifer Perzow and Anna Woodrow Dec 1997 PDF
Reimer, Bill NRE Sample Selection   Nov 1997 PDF
Reimer, Bill Understanding the New Rural Economy: Options and Choices FIELD SITE MANUAL (Draft) Nov 1997 PDF
Fellegi, Ivan P. Understanding Rural Canada: Structures and Trends by Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi of Statistics Canada - Introduced by/par Ray Bollman Sep 1996 PDF
Apedaile, Leonard P. and B. Reimer A Whole Rural Policy for Canada

also visit

for the minutes of the meeting at which the report was
presented and discussed.

 

Report submitted for CRRF to the House of Commons Standing Committee on
Natural Resources for its Study on Natural Resources and Rural Economic
Development, May 28, 1996.
May 1996 PDF