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NRE PowerPoint Presentations


Note: Microsoft PowerPoint is required to view the presentations on this page. If you have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you will be able to scroll through the presentation (PgDn/PgUp) after clicking on one of the links below (use the BACK button in your browser to return to the NRE website when you are done). If you do not have PowerPoint installed, you will be prompted to download the file, which you can then use on a computer running Microsoft PowerPoint.


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


Reimer, Bill (2008) "Constructing Social Theories - the NRE Experience" Presentation to the Graduate Theory Class, School of Regional Planning and Development, Guelph University, October 17, 2008.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "Insights from the New Rural Economy Project: Design, Findings, and
Challenges
" Presentation to the School of Regional Planning and Development, Guelph University, October 17, 2008.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "(In)Visibility for Knowledge Mobilization: The NRE
Experience
" Invited presentation at the SSHRC KIS Workshop, UBC, Vancouver,
June 3.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "Local Initiatives Within Global Change - General
patterns from the New Rural Economy project
" Presented at the "Understanding
Globalization in a non-Metropolitan Context" session, Annual Meetings of the
Canadian Sociology Association, UBC, Vancouver, June 4.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "20 Years of CRRF: What we have learned" Presentation at
the CRRF National Conference: Boom-Bust Economies, Inuvik, NT, June 20.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "The Rural-Urban Interface" Invited presentation at the
"Rural Matters" Conference, Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and
Counties, July 6.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "Capacity-building examples from the New Rural Economy
Project
" Workshop presentation at the "Rural Matters" Conference, Alberta
Association of Municipal Districts and Counties, July 6.


Reimer, Bill (2008) "Major changes affecting Rural and Small Town Canada"
Workshop presentation at the "Rural Matters" Conference, Alberta Association
of Municipal Districts and Counties, July 7.


Rural Vitality - From Surviving to Thriving: Insights from the NRE Project by Bill Reimer, presented at the Rural Vitality Conference, Kingston, ON, May 22, 2008


From Space to Place, Keynote presentation by Bill Reimer, at the Space to Place Workshop, Prince George, BC., May 15, 2008


Ipods, Alga, and Oil: Your place in the future of (rural) Canada
Presentation by Bill Reimer to the "Social Science Festival", Vanier College, Montreal
October 24, 2007


Governance for the Future Strategic choices for the new rural conditions
Presentation by Bill Reimer to the Université Rurale, September 7, 2007


Gouvernance pour l’avenir Choix stratégiques pour les nouvelles conditions rurales
Présentation par Bill Reimer à l'Université Rurale, 7 septembre 2007


Bridging Communities of Place: Insights from the NRE Project by Bill Reimer,
Ray Bollman, Laura Ryser, Sara Teitelbaum, and Ivan Emke; Plenary
presentation to the Canadian Sociology Association, May 30, 2007, Saskatoon, SK


The New Rural Economy - 1997 to 2001 by Bill Reimer and Laura Ryser;
Presentation to the SSHRC-INE Workshop, May 31, 2007, Saskatoon, SK


NRRN and its Networks by Bill Reimer, Invited presentation to the NRRN National Evaluation
Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario, March 12-13


Breaking New Ground: Women and Farm Entry in British Columbia by Rebecca Lipton

Thesis defense, 2006.


Springhill and the New Rural Economy Project by Bill Reimer

A presentation to the community of Springhill, November 23, 2006.


Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion: Insights for the Eastern Townships by Bill Reimer Presentation at the Global Rural: The Changing Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Townships Conference, Lennoxville, QC, Nov 3, 2006.


Knowledge Mobilization: The NRE Experience by Bill Reimer
Presentation to the SSHRC/NORFACE workshop, Montréal, Nov 1, 2006.


Knowledge Mobilization: A View from the Front Lines by Bill Reimer
Presentation at the SSHRC Knowledge Impact in Society Workshop, Toronto, Oct 21-22, 2006.


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FROM THE 2006 NRE2 SPRING WORKSHOP
    Presentations given in Taschereau, Québec, April 28 to May 1, 2006 by NRE2 team members.


Communications Technologies in Rural Communities: Old and New by Bill Reimer.
    Presentation prepared for the Alberta Supernet Opportunities Conference in Calgary AB on
    June 22, 2006.


The New Rural Economy Project by Bill Reimer.
    Presentation prepared for a visit to the NRE Project by Concordia President Dr. Claude Lajeunesse,
    May 4, 2006


The Connectedness of Community as an Element of Policy by Bill Reimer.
    Presentation at the policy conference entitled "Communities Under Pressure: the Role of
    Co-operatives and the Social Economy", Ottawa, March 3, 2006


Policy Implications of the NRE Research by Bill Reimer.
    Presentation to the Department of Primary Industries Workshop, Melbourne, Australia,
    July 18, 2005


Social Capital - Theory, Measures, and Policy by Bill Reimer.
    Presentation to the Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management,
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, July 28, 2005.


Building Rural Capacity in the New Economy: A Canadian research project by Bill Reimer.
   
Presented at the Victorian University Regional Research Network Workshop, Warrnambool,
    Australia, July 15, 2005.


Collaborative, Comparative, Comprehensive Research in Rural Canada: observations and
    implications by Bill Reimer and Ray D. Bollman. Presented at "Future of Australia's Country
    Towns", the 2nd Small Towns Conference, Bendigo, Australia, July 12, 2005.


Gouvernance locale et renforcement des capacités : Étude de cas de l’expérience des Sociétés
    d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC) au Québec par
Tchabagnan AYEVA
    Présenté au Séminaire du Printemps NÉR2 sur la gouvernance, Montréal, 14-15 avril 2005


Gouvernance : Concept, modèle, notion, cadre de référence ou idéologie? par Luc Bisson
    Présenté au Séminaire du Printemps NÉR2 sur la gouvernance, Montréal, 14-15 avril 2005


Le renforcement des capacités dans un contexte de lutte aux disparités socio-économiques –
    Comment le mesurer ? « Le cas de la Politique nationale de la ruralité »  par Claude Ouellet
   
Présenté au Séminaire du Printemps NÉR2 sur la gouvernance, Montréal, 14-15 avril 2005


Land of Opportunity: Rural Depopulation and Potential Repopulation Strategies by David Bruce
    Presented to the Community Planners Association of Alberta Conference. April  12, 2005,
    Red Deer, AB.


Opportunities for Shared Development by David Bruce
    Presented to the Community Planners Association of Alberta Conference. April  12, 2005,
    Red Deer, AB.


Beyond the Burbs: Affordable Housing Development in Rural Canada by David Bruce
   
CHRA Teleforum. April 14, 2005.


Building Capacity in the New Rural Economy by Bill Reimer
    Presentation to the RUPRI Sentinel Communities Methodology Workshop
    in Kansas City on March 10, 2005.


A Rural Perspective on Linkages Among Communities by Bill Reimer
    Presentation to the CPRN, March 2005

    ALSO SEE THE RELATED PAPER

    Version française:

Les liens entre les collectivités : une perspective rurale par Bill Reimer

    VOIR AUSSI LA COMMUNICATION CONNEXE


PowerPoint Presentation for SSHRC Meetings in Ottawa, February 16 to 18, 2005
    This presentation features two NRE2 poster series in English and French
    (The "Observations" and "Suggestions" series)
    The presentation is quite large (17 Megs), and can be either viewed online
    or downloaded (right-click on the link above, and select SAVE TARGET AS).


The Changing Nature of Traditional Media in the New Rural Economy
    by Doug Ramsey, Anna Woodrow, Lori Gould and Angela Briscoe

The Changing Nature of Traditional Media in the New Rural Economy
    by Doug Ramsey, Anna Woodrow, Lori Gould and Angela Briscoe
    Version presented at the CAG


From Information to Knowledge: Finding and Using Community Data
    by Bill Reimer and Ray Bollman
    This is a workshop presentation made at the National Rural Conference
    Red Deer, AB October 21-23, 2004

PopPyramids03.xls
    A downloadable Excel file that can be used to produce a population pyramid from data on
    the Statistics Canada Community Profiles web site (
http://www.statcan.ca)

 

VERSION FRANÇAISE:
    De l’information au savoir : Trouver et utiliser les données sur les collectivités
    par Bill Reimer et Ray Bollman


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR THE 2004 CRRF CONFERENCE
Held in Tweed, Ontario from Oct. 14-16, 2004.


Changes for What? Strategic choices for the new rural conditions
by Bill Reimer

Given at The Ontario Rural Council's Conference in London, ON, 18 October 2004.
Conference title: "Leading Through Change."


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS FOR THE NRE2 MID-TERM REVIEW


Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

Presentation given at the XI World Congress of Rural Sociology in Trondheim, Norway, on July 27, 2004.


Measuring Social Capital at the Community Level by Bill Reimer

This PowerPoint was presented to the Policy Research Initiative's Expert Workshop on the Measurement of Social Capital, Ottawa, June 8, 2004. It outlines key findings from the NRE research regarding the measurement of social capital.Several slide are hyperlinked to the related data.


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS GIVEN AT THE NRE2 PRINCE GEORGE, BC WORKSHOP, MAY 2003


Using Traditional And New Communications Technology To Support Rural Development by David Bruce


Communications Tools and Resources in Rural Canada: Springhill, NS by David Bruce


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS GIVEN AT THE NRE2/CRRF GATINEAU, QC WORKSHOP, NOVEMBER 2003


Les nouvelles dynamiques rurales au Canada by Patrice Leblanc


Le projet de recherche « La nouvelle économie rurale »: un regard sur la réalité canadienne by Patrice Leblanc


So What's New About the NRE? by Peter Apedaile

This PowerPoint introduces several features of the new economy with application to the NRE. It compares the old rural economy with the NRE in terms of institutional and behavioural features.


The Impact of NewTechnologies in Rural Canada
L'impact des nouvelles technologies de l'information sur la vitalité des milieux
by David Bruce and Bill Reimer

This is a presentation for the Université Rurale in Mauricie on August 21, 2003. Using data from national surveys and the NRE household survey, it outlines issues relating to the use and impacts of new technologies in rural Canada.


Understanding Social Cohesion: Its Nature and Manifestations in Rural Canada
by Bill Reimer and Derek Wilkinson

This is a presentation made at the Rural Sociological Society Meetings in Montreal on July 27th, 2003. It outlines the framework for social cohesion used by the NRE Project and provides some of the results of our analysis.


The New Rural Economy Project: What Have We Learned? by Bill Reimer

This is a presentation made at the Rural Sociological Society Meetings in Montreal on July 27th, 2003. It outlines three key insights of the NRE Project and some of the implications they have for rural revitalization.


Le nouveau rôle des élus locaux : Soutenir l'émergence d'une nouvelle gouvernance rurale by Bruno Jean


Social Capital and Governance: The Role of Intangible Factors in Community Capacity Building by Bruno Jean. Presentation for the Rural Sociological Society's

2003 Annual Meeting in Montréal, Québec CANADA
"Spatial Inequality: Continuity and Change in Territorial Stratification"
Palais des Congress de Montréal Convention Center
July 27-30, 2003


The Informal Economy in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

This is a presentation given to the Wales Rural Forum at Bangor University in Northern Wales on July 2nd, 2003. It provides a definition of the informal economy, then discusses its characteristics using data from the Canadian General Social Survey. We argue that the informal economy bears an important (supportive) relationship to the formal economy.


Rural-Urban Relations: Building Alliances by Bill Reimer

This is a presentation given at the International Rural Network Conference in Inverness, Scotland on June 27, 2003. It outlines some of the conditions that have disadvantaged rural Canada in the new economy and argues that our institutions must be reorganized or created to meet the changing conditions. Suggestions for reorganizing market, bureaucratic, associative, and communal institutions are provided along with a research agenda.


The NRE Project: What Have We Learned? by Bill Reimer

This is a presentation given at the International Rural Network Conference in Inverness, Scotland on June 23, 2003. It outlines some of the key NRE results under 3 general claims: Rural Canada is poorly positioned for the new economy; Social capital and cohesion support economic performance; and A rural-urban alliance is necessary. Strategies for revitalizing rural Canada are suggested following from the claims.


The Informal Rural Economy: An Asset Perspective by L. Peter Apedaile, May 2003


The Informal Economy: A Research Proposal by L. Peter Apedaile, January 2003


From Challenge to Strategy by L. Peter Apedaile


CRRF and the NRE: The Fruits of Ambition by Bill Reimer, 2003/02/12

This is a presentation prepared for the NRE spring workshop at Ferintosh in 2003. It outlines the history and conceptual framework for the NRE2 project. It is organized in hyperlink format - allowing the user to browse through the slides according to their interests.


La FCRR et la NÉR : Une vision devient réalité by Bill Reimer, 2003/02/12


The Canada-Japan Household Surveys by Bill Reimer, 2003/01/27

This was prepared for presentation at a C-J workshop in Tokyo in January, 2003. It contains comparisons of the 2 surveys on topics such as: Social Capital, Social Cohesion, Volunteers, Media, Social support (formal and informal), Measurement Issues, and other challenges. It is organized in hyperlink format - allowing the user to browse through the slides according to their interests.


Rural Policies In Canada by Bill Reimer, 2003/01/23

This was prepared for presentation at a C-J workshop comparing rural
policies in Canada, Japan, and Korea (Tokyo, January 23, 2003).


Measuring Canadian Rural Diversity and Social Capital by Bill Reimer

Category: Rural Diversity
Title: Measuring Canadian Rural Diversity and Social Capital
Date: 02/11/21
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This is a powerpoint presentation that was delivered to the
Economic Research Service branch of the US Department of Agriculture,
Washington, DC, Nov 21, 2002. It examines the issue of rural diversity
from the perspective of rural revitalization and the insights that we have
gained from our 5 years of research on the New Rural Economy project.


Social Cohesion in Rural Canada: Implications for Policy by Bill Reimer
Version française

Category: Social Cohesion
Title: Social Cohesion in Rural Canada: Implications for Policy
Date: 02/09/23
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: Social Cohesion in Rural Canada: Implications for Policy. This
presentation was made at the Policy Research Initiative Series on Social
Cohesion in Ottawa (Sept. 23, 2002). It presents the NRE framework for
social cohesion, provides some data from our work, and identifies some
policy implications arising from those results.


New Rural Economy in Seguin: Review of the 2001 Household Survey by Derek Wilkinson, Director, Institute of Northern Ontario Research and Development, Laurentian University, July 22, 2002


Communicative Tools and Communicative Action: Networking Rural Canada, Presentation at the ISA Meetings, Brisbane, Australia by Andrea Sharkey & Anna Woodrow, Concordia University, July12, 2002.


The New Rural Economy in Lot 16 - Review of the 2001 Household Survey by David Bruce, Director and Carla Stevens, Research Assistant. Rural & Small Town Programme, Mount Allison University. June 20, 2002.


The New Rural Economy in Springhill - Review of the 2001 Household Survey by David Bruce, Director and Carla Stevens, Research Assistant. Rural & Small Town Programme, Mount Allison University. June 3, 2002


INE Proposal 2002 This presentation outlines the framework and some details regarding the proposal to SSHRC for the Initiative on the New Economy.


Major Changes: NRE Book #3 This presentation outlines the framework and structure suggested for the NRE book on major changes in the new rural economy (Book 3 of 4).


Social Cohesion: NRE Book #1 This presentation outlines the framework and structure for the NRE book on social cohesion (Book 1of 4).


Social Capital in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer
Presentation to the Department of Sociology - Lakehead University

Category: Social Capital
Title: Social Capital in Rural Canada
Date: 02/03/21, Thunder Bay, ON
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation outlines the primary activities and framework of the New Rural Economy Project from which our interpretation of social capital has been developed. Social capital is discussed as it relates to the revitalization of rural communities: an asset or resource that these communities might use to achieve their objectives. Four types of social capital are identified as manifestations of social capacity: market, bureaucratic, associative, and communal.


Framing Canadian Rural Research: Lessons from the Field by Bill Reimer
Presentation to the Rural Research Forum

Category: What have we learned?
Title: Framing Canadian Rural Research: Lessons from the Field
Date: 02/03/18, Edmonton, AB
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation identifies three requirements for a rural research agenda: a vision, a reality check, and a strategy. It then develops some of the primary insights of the New Rural Economy Project that might set a framework for such an agenda. These include the impact of commodity trade and related policies; the necessity for the reorganization of property rights; recognition of the multi-functional nature of rural Canada; the decline in local control; the strengths of local capacity; and some of the challenges faced by rural researchers. The presentation concludes with some strategic proposals for a rural research agenda.


Social Capital - A Rural Perspective by Bill Reimer
Presentation to the GSS Working Group - Statistics Canada

Category: Social Capital
Title: Social Capital - A Rural Perspective
Date: 02/01/23, Ottawa, ON
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation outlines the framework and approach to social capital as it has been developed in the New Rural Economy Project. It begins with a discussion of the central role of revitalization and capacity for the NRE research agenda, then identifies how social capital is related to them through four types of social relations. Some implications for the measurement of social capital are included, along with details on the NRE activities and data.


The NRE Project: Building Capacity in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

Category: Community Capacity
Title: The NRE Project: Building Capacity in Rural Canada
Date: October 27, 2001, Muenster, SK,
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This is a presentation outlining the NRE objectives, what we have done,
and what we have learned. It develops a framework for capacity that identifies four types of capacity, the relations between them, and their implications for local action.


The New Rural Economy: Implications for Rural Health by Bill Reimer

Category: Rural Health
Title: The NRE Project: Building Capacity in Rural Canada
Date: Ottawa, ON, February 21, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This is a presentation to the Round Table on Rural Home Care Research Needs. It outlines some of the things we have learned about rural health from our NRE research. The specific focus is on some of the things that are getting in the way of health revital ization. Several policy options are identified in conclusion.


Social capital in Rural Communities: The Intangible Factor in Local Development by Dr. Bruno JEAN, CRRF President - Université du Québec à Rimouski, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en développement rural


Using the Internet to Find Health Information: An Analysis of the 2001 NRE Household Survey by David Bruce, Director, Rural and Small Town Programme, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB


EXPLORING RURAL LINKAGES - Rural Canada: From Old to New Linkages by Ray D. Bollman, Statistics Canada


Leading and Lagging Sites in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer, The New Rural Economy Project


The New Rural Economy Summer 2001 Survey by Derek Wilkinson

Category: NRE Surveys
Title: The New Rural Economy Summer 2001 Survey
Date: June 15, 2001
Author/Presenter: Derek Wilkinson

Outline: The author explains the NRE project for a local audience in one of the NRE research sites. The project's philosophy, objectives, and methodology are discussed. The author outlines the major problems facing rural communities in terms of social cohesion, social capital, etc, and points to some of the concepts  that may help to resolve them. Increased development of human capital through education, skills development, internet/email training, and immigration figure among the recommendations.


Community Capitals by Jan Flora

Category: Social Capital
Title: Definitions of Social Capital
Date: April 30, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Outline: The author discusses the relationship between human capital, social capital, natural capital and financial capital in the processes that lead communities to desired or non-desired outcomes.


Le capital social et le leadership dans les communautés rurales canadiennes by Bruno Jean, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Directeur du Doctorat en développement régional

Category: Social Capital
Title: Le capital social et le leadership dans les communautés rurales canadiennes
Date: April 29, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Outline: Les théories du développement local récentes mettent l'accent sur des facteurs intangibles de développement comme l'existence d'un certain niveau de "capital social" (Flora & Flora) dans la communauté en quête de développement. On peut ainsi soutenir que la cohésion sociale dans les communautés rurales résulte, pour une bonne part, d'un niveau de capital social lequel permet aux "capacités sociales" de la communauté de se mettre en place et de là, assurer un certain niveau de cohésion sociale.

En se basant sur les données recueillis dans l'enquête dans les 20 sites du Projet NRE de l'été 2000, nous allons étudier comment les leaders locaux se représentent la situation de leur propre leadership dans leur communauté et comment ils évaluent le niveau de " capital social " dans ces mêmes communautés rurales. En prenant en compte le type de communauté, en déclin ou en croissance, nous montrerons que le modèle d'analyse du capital social de Flora & Flora semble bien s'appliquer dans le contexte canadien où le niveau de capital social varie aussi en fonction du dynamisme socio-économique des communautés rurales. Par ailleurs, nous verrons aussi que le vieillissement généralisé du leadership rural pose des questions inquiétantes sur les capacités des communautés rurales à aménager leur propre avenir.


A Plethora of Social Capitals by Derek Wilkinson

Category: Social Capital
Title: A Plethora of Social Capitals
Date: April 29, 2001
Author/Presenter: Derek Wilkinson

Outline: This presentation describes the concept of capital and social capital as seen by some important economists and sociologists over the development of the concept. The author argues that there are different meanings adopted by different disciplines. Some particular problems with specifying an exact meaning for the term are discussed. Finally the author discusses Jonathan Turner’s theory and how it resolves some of these issues.


The New Rural Economy Project: Revitalizing Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project/Revitalization
Title: The New Rural Economy Project: Revitalizing Rural Canada
Date: April 29, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation proposes a book on the NRE. It provides a list of content, then outlines in more detail the rationale for the book (including a perspective on social capital, capacity, and cohesion) before moving to suggested chapter contents based on the ongoing research activities within the NRE project. It was presented at the NRE spring workshop in Sackville, April 29, 2001.


The NRE Household Survey by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project/Social Cohesion
Title: The NRE Household Survey
Date: April 29, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation identifies the objectives of the NRE household survey and the general categories of information required to meet those objectives. It was presented at the NRE spring workshop in Sackville, April 29, 2001.


CRRF and the NRE Project: Progress and Potential by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project
Title: CRRF and the NRE Project: Progress and Potential
Date: April 28, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: This presentation outlines the objectives of the NRE project, then identifies some of the potential goals for the next year and beyond. The objectives and goals are discussed with respect to the four major objectives of the NRE: analysis of the rural economy, establishment of networks, development of policy recommendations, and building of infrastructure for rural research and education. It was presented at the NRE spring workshop in Sackville, April 28, 2001.


Home Care in Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project/Health
Title: Home Care in Rural Canada
Date: Mar. 7, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Outline: What is the NRE Project?
What are we planning for the household survey?
How does it relate to home care?
What can the NRE Project provide to Health Canada?
What can Health Canada provide to the NRE Project?
A proposal for partnership


The 3C's: Capital, Capacity, and Cohesion by Bill Reimert

Category: NRE Project/Revitalization
Title: The 3 C’s: Capital, Capacity, and Cohesion
Date: Feb. 18, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation discusses some of the major issues surrounding rural revitalization including Canada’s position in the matter, ways in which we can accomplish this outcome, and how the NRE is looking into the matter. The meaning and importance of capital, capacity, and cohesion are also discussed.


The Final Mile: Health Delivery in the NRE by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project/Health
Title: Completing the Final Mile to Health
Date: Jan. 19, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation discusses how the NRE and CRRF function and what some of the findings have been with regards to rural Canada thus far. With reference to these findings, some of the implications for Health Care are discussed and some policy options are offered.


Inclusion and Exclusion in the NRE by Bill Reimer

Category: Social Cohesion
Title: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in the New Rural Economy
Date: Feb. 5, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented at the Social Exclusion Seminar in Belfast, this PowerPoint presentation looks at the processes of inclusion and exclusion and how they relate to the NRE. In addition to a brief outline of the NRE project, policy implications for the processes of inclusion and exclusion are also put forth.


Inclusion and Exclusion in the NRE by Bill Reimer

Category: Social Cohesion
Title: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in the New Rural Economy
Date: Feb. 5, 2001
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented at the Social Exclusion Seminar in Belfast, this PowerPoint presentation looks at the processes of inclusion and exclusion and how they relate to the NRE. In addition to a brief outline of the NRE project, policy implications for the processes of inclusion and exclusion are also put forth.


Structure and Functions of Local Governments in Canada: Canada/Japan Project Seminar, Tokyo, 2001 by Bruno Jean

Category: Government
Title: Structure and Functions of Local Governments in Canada
Date: Jan 26-27 2001
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Abstract: Presented at the Canadian-Japan Seminar in Tokyo, this PowerPoint presentation outlines local government in Canada. It discusses the issue from the perspective of its roles, how democracy is created, spending, financing, and economic development and local governmental involvement. A comparison of the local governments of Canada and Japan is offered


NRE Site Selection rationale / Processus de sélection des sites de la NÉR by Jennifer Perzow

Category: NRE Project
Title: Site Selection Rationale
Date: Oct. 2000
Author/Presenter: Jennifer Perzow

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation outlines the five categories which were used to classify the rural CSD's (Census Sub-Divisions) within Canada. For each category, a list of factors which were used to determine a community's status are offered and explained; a breakdown of where the CSD's fall within that category are listed.


Leadership and Social Capital in Rural Communities,
by Bruno Jean

Category: Social Cohesion
Title: Leadership and Social Capital in Rural Communities
Date: Dec. 4-6 2000
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Abstract: Presented to Hussar and Ferintosh in Alberta, this PowerPoint presentation outlines some of the characteristics of leaders in rural communities and how they are perceived. Social capital is also defined and discussed briefly; both topics are looked at in relation to a community's leading or lagging status.


Voluntary Organizations in the New Rural Economy: Options and Choices by Bill Reimer

Category: Social Cohesion
Title: Voluntary Organizations in the New Rural Economy: Options and Choices
Date: March 12, 2000
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of the volunteer sector within rural areas including its contributions, its history, and its challenges. Funding is one of the biggest issues faced by the volunteer sector, and this presentation offers some suggestions on how to better deal with these ongoing financial challenges.


The New Rural Economy, Options and Choices: Hussar, AB by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project
Title: The New Rural Economy: Options and Choices B Hussar
Date: Dec. 4-6 2000
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented in Hussar, this PowerPoint takes a comprehensive look at the community of Hussar with respect to their economy and demographics. In order to give the community not only an overview of their own town but also an understanding of how they compared with others, the presentation included information about Ferintosh (a nearby rural community), Alberta, and other small and large communities.


The New Rural Economy, Options and Choices: Ferintosh, AB by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project
Title: The New Rural Economy: Options and Choices B Ferintosh
Date: Dec. 4-6 2000
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented in Ferintosh, this PowerPoint takes a comprehensive look at the community of Ferintosh with respect to their economy and demographics. In order to give the community not only an overview of their own town but also an understanding of how they compared with others, the presentation included information about Hussar (a neighbouring rural community), Alberta, and other small and large communities.


The Roles of Local Governments for Revitalization of Rural Areas in Canada by Bruno Jean

Category: Government/Partnerships
Title: The Roles of Local Governments for Revitalization of Rural Areas in Canada
Date: October, 2000
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Abstract: Presented at the Fall Conference on National Rural Policy in Alfred. Earlier version of  Structure and Functions of Local Governments in Canada: Canada/Japan Project Seminar, Tokyo, 2001.


Statistics Canada: Comparison of the Opinions of Rural and Urban Canadians, a Survey Concerning Governmental Communications, 1999

Statistique Canada : Comparaison des opinions des Canadiens ruraux avec celles des Canadiens urbains, un sondage concernant les communications gouvernementales, 1999

Category: Miscellaneous
Title: Statistics Canada: Comparison of the Opinions of Rural and Urban Canadians (Survey Concerning Governmental Communications 1999)
Date:
Author/Presenter:

Abstract: This PowerPoint offers a bilingual look at rural and urban Canada's impressions of the federal government based on a 1999 survey concerning government communications put out by Statistics Canada. Both rural and urban communities felt virtually the same in all areas of the survey including perceived issues of importance, their perceptions of the government, and their feelings about the future of the country and their community.


THE NEW RURAL ECONOMY IN CANADA by Bill Reimer & Peter Apedaile, Presented by Bill Reimer at the NRE Spring Workshop in Nanaimo, BC, May 2000

Category: Economics
Title: The New Rural Economy in Canada
Date: May 2000
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer and Peter Apedaile/ Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented at the Spring Workshop in Nanaimo, BC, this PowerPoint gives a brief description of the New Rural Economy and some of its influencing factors. It also offers a breakdown of the 3 rural Canada's, the effects and consequences of each type of economic structure, and how to deal with these issues. Emerging policies and Canada's economy as a whole are also topics which have been discussed here.


GETTING OUT OF THE RESOURCE BUSINESS! -- Agriculture Summit, 7 December 1999 by L. Peter Apedaile

Category: Economics
Title: Getting Out of the Resources Business
Date: December 7, 2000
Author/Presenter: Peter Apedaile

Abstract: Presented at the Agriculture Summit, this PowerPoint takes an in depth look at the New Rural Economy. A description of the present situation facing rural Canada's economies is offered as well as a discussion of the potential problems and future solutions.


Back to the (Rural) Future: Evolution of Rural Development Policy in Canada by Bruno Jean, Président, CRRF/FCRR

Category: Government Policy
Title: Back to the (Rural) Future: Evolution of Rural Development Policy in Canada
Date: December 9, 1999
Author/Presenter: Bruno Jean

Abstract: Presented at Tsukuba University in Japan. An analysis of the development of rural policy-making in Canada. Its shortcomings and mitigated successes are discussed. The Community Futures Program is explained.


A Social and Economic History of Rural Canada by Bill Reimer

Category: Miscellaneous
Title: A Social and Economic History of Rural Canada
Date:
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation gives a comprehensive overview of rural Canada's various natural-resource and manufacturing economies. The State's involvement in industry as well as consequences and strategies for rural Canada are discussed.


Rural Canada and the WTO by Bill Reimer (with Peter Apedaile)

Category: Economics
Title: Rural Canada and the WTO
Date:
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer and Peter Apedaile

Abstract: This PowerPoint presentation takes an in depth look at the trade issues facing Canada today. Pointing out some of the most pressing areas of our trade agreement with the United States, it highlights some of the difficulties we face with respect to trade. Policy is also discussed.


Building Community Capacity in the New Rural Economy by Bill Reimer, for the Natural Resources Canada Community Capacity-Building Workshop in Ottawa on November 2nd, 1999

Category: Capacity
Title: Building Community Capacity in the New Rural Economy
Date: November 2, 1999
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented at the Natural Resources Community Capacity Building Workshop in Ottawa, this PowerPoint defines capacity and explains the NRE's role in helping communites build capacity. As researchers we see it, four types of community relations interact to create capacity; the more these relations are identified and used, the better capacity is established.


La Fondation canadienne pour la revitalisation rurale, par Bruno Jean, pour l'Université rurale, Automne 1999

Category: FCRR/NÉR
Title: La Fondation canadienne pour la revitalisation rurale
Date: le 26 mai, 1999
Auteur: Bruno Jean

Abstract: Bruno Jean, le président de la FCRR, explique l'importance de la FCRR pour aider et améliorer des communautés rurales canadienne. Sous la FCRR, la NÉR joue un autre rôle: rechercher comment les 32 communautés ou sites fonctionnent aujourd'hui et qu'est-ce qu'ils ont besoin pour rester viable. M. Jean propose des questions étudiées et explique le concept des 'capacités' d'une communauté rurale.


The New Rural Economy: Options and Choices by Bill Reimer

Category: Social Cohesion/Partnerships
Title: The New Rural Economy: Options and Choices
Date: September 10, 1999
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented to Health Canada, this PowerPoint looks at social cohesion as it relates to health. Partnerships are fundamental to the NRE project's success, which in turn benefits rural Canadians. This presentation explains the importance of partnering with Health Canada and points out what both groups can offer in such a partnership.


The NRE and the CRRF by Bill Reimer

Category: NRE Project
Title: The NRE and the CRRF
Date: 1999
Author/Presenter: Bill Reimer

Abstract: Presented at the NRE spring workshop in Newtown, NL, this PowerPoint briefly outlines the purpose and objectives of CRRF, our parent organization, and the NRE. The NRE's multidimensional approach to studying rural Canada is explained here as well as findings and definitions of the three rural Canadas discovered by researchers.