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The New Rural Economy project has always attempted to benefit rural Canadians directly. We try to accomplish this in many ways: by staying in close touch with the residents in the sites involved in our study; by organizing our workshops and conferences in rural communities; by involving government partners and policy makers; and by distributing electronic and printed materials (reports, information flyers, posters, etc.) to rural communities and partners that clearly identify what we have learned and what actions we think can best benefit all rural Canadians.

Visit the 32 study sites for site specific research documents

Capacity profiles

Economic capacity profiles: 2004 update: This report summarises the work completed and insights gained from updating Economic Capacity Profiles for the New Rural Economy (NRE2) sites. The initial set of Profiles was based on the 1996 Census and 2001 NRE site profiles data. The updated Profiles are based on 2001 Census data and 2003 NRE site profiles data. Prepared on behalf of New Rural Economy Project of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation by David J. Connell, PhD.

The files below are individual profiles for the NRE Communities included in the Economic Capacity Profiles research.


In-sites flyers

Reports for the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Series

Seven Reports on the Identification of Rural Indicators for Rural Communities by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and the NREProject

Student contributions

Names of students appear in bold in the list below.

Bill Reimer, Mike Burns, Angela Briscoe, Jamie Dressler, Corrine Harris and Moses Geepu Nah Tiepoh

7 Reports for the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Jennifer Butler

Poster for NRRN Conference, Twillingate NL, October 2005

Evan Dickinson

CAPacity: The Role of Community Access Centres in Building Capacity in Rural Areas

Augustin Ependa 
S.d. Bruno Jean

Mesure du capital social et de la gouvernance locale comme facteurs intangibles de la revitalisation - dévitalisation des communautés rurales canadiennes. (cas des sites NRE)

Bruno Jean with Peter Apedaile, Omer Chouinard, Patrice Leblanc, Augustin Épenda, Steve Plante, Derek Wilkinson

Qu'est-ce que la gouvernance et comment elle peut aider à aménager l'avenir de votre communauté? 

Nancy Gagné & Steve Plante

Production porcine et développement des collectivités rurales: un enjeu pour la gouvernance locale

Dagoberto Hernandez, and edited by Jessica Gallant

Community Tools - Website Descriptions

Doug Ramsey, Anna Woodrow, Lori Gould, Angela Briscoe

The Changing Nature of Traditional Media in the New Rural Economy

Emily Huddart, Tom Beckley, Solange Nadeau, Bonnie McFarlane

Differences in urban and rural environmental values and behaviour

Diane Martz with Rebeka Kennedy-Pruehs & Ingrid Brueckner

Ferintosh, Alberta

Becky Lipton

Master's thesis: Breaking New Ground: Women and Farm Entry in British Columbia

Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference

Lindsay Lyghtle

Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada

Spatial Variation of Technology Mediated Learning in Rural Communities DRAFT

Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada

Tara Lyons

New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada

Ellen Wall & Katia Marzall

Climate Change and Adaptive Capacity in Tweed: Profiling Resources

Sharmalene MendisIngrid Brueckner
and Diane Martz

Natural Capital: Working Towards Local-Level Indicators for the NRE2

Sophie Anne Morin

La gouvernance à Cap-à-l'Aigle : quelques résultats préliminaires d'une étude sur le terrain

Cap-à-l’Aigle : Un cas de gouvernance rurale innovante?

Alison Moss

The Use of the Traditional Media in Rural Canada

Sara Teitelbaum, Tom Beckley, and Solange Nadeau

An Assessment of the Practices and Outcomes of Community Forestry in the Canadian Context

Seynabou Sissoko & Omer Chouinard

LE DÉFI DE LA GOUVERNANCE D’UNE COMMUNAUTÉ EN MILIEU MINORITAIRE AU N.-B. : Cas de la coopération interculturelle à Néguac

Sara Teitelbaum

Community Governance of Local Forests: An Emerging Reality?

Moses Geepu Nah Tiepoh and Bill Reimer

Social capital, information flows, and income creation in rural Canada: a cross-community analysis

Deatra Walsh

Assessing the Merits of Collaborative Research

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