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ERIC Number: ED503430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep-20
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-662-33195-8
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Innovation and Skills Development in the Rural Voluntary Sector in Nova Scotia
Canadian Rural Partnership
This report is a summary of discussions that took place at the Rural Voluntary Sector Leaders' Dialogue, entitled "Innovation and Skills Development in the Rural Voluntary Sector in Nova Scotia", held in Truro, Nova Scotia on September 20, 2002. Many of the discussions took place in brainstorming sessions at which no limits were placed on the participants. In order to present a true report of the free-ranging discussions, recommendations made by participants that fall outside federal jurisdiction are also included. The Dialogue process helps the federal government to understand local and regional priorities, and provides rural, remote and northern citizens with an opportunity to influence federal government policies, programs and services that affect them. The goal of the Rural Voluntary Sector Leaders' Dialogue was to provide a forum for the exchange of information, experience and ideas on the role of government in best supporting the revitalization of the rural voluntary sector. The expected outcome was sound advice and a framework for an action strategy in support of innovation and skills development in the rural voluntary sector in Nova Scotia. The issues raised during the discussions relating to the rural priority areas are: (A) access to federal government programs and services; (B) access to financial resources for rural business and community development; (C) opportunities, programs and services for rural youth; (D) community capacity-building, leadership and skills development; (E) infrastructure for community development; (F) knowledge-based economy/society and use of the technology; (G) strengthen economic diversification; (H) access to health care; (I) access to education; (J) partnerships for rural community development; and (K) promote rural Canada.
Canadian Rural Partnership. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 560 Rochester Street, Tower 1, Floors 5 and 6, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C5, Canada. Tel: 888-781-2222; Fax: 800-884-9899; Web site: http://www.rural.gc.ca/home_e.phtml
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Rural Partnership
Identifiers - Location: Canada