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ERIC Number: ED503431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar-29
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
"Sound Off": Regional Rural Youth Dialogue on Employment, Education and Communication. Rural Dialogue Summary Report (Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, January 14, 2006)
Canadian Rural Partnership
This report is a summary of discussions that took place at the "Sound Off" Regional Rural Youth Dialogue on Employment, Education and Communication, held in Vernon, British Columbia, on January 14, 2006. This event was part of the Rural Dialogue, an ongoing, two-way discussion between the Government of Canada and Canadians from rural, remote and northern regions. Launched in 1998, the Rural Dialogue is a key citizen-engagement component of the Canadian Rural Partnership (CRP). The CRP is designed to support a horizontal approach to rural development within the Government of Canada that responds to rural, remote and northern priorities. The Dialogue process helps the Government of Canada to understand local and regional priorities, and provides rural, remote and northern citizens with an opportunity to influence government policies, programs and services that affect them. Participants (fourteen (14) in attendance, eleven (11) of which were young people between 18 and 29 years old) included: representatives of regional rural and youth organizations; academics; community, economic, and social development officers; and members of the federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments which includes two members of Rural Team-British Columbia (RT-BC). The "Sound Off" Regional Rural Youth Dialogue on Employment, Education and Communication was a success. The evaluation of the event demonstrated that participants were overall, very satisfied with the experience. The majority of participants also noted that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the organization, agenda, topics for discussion, panellists, and outcomes of the event. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Rural Partnership
Identifiers - Location: Canada