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Our Diverse Cities, Summer 2007 - Special NRE Contributors Edition | Nos diverses cités - Eté 2007
Articles on rural issues written by the NRE team members and collaborators
Edited by Bill Reimer

Special Issue on the New Rural Economy, Vol. 1, No. 2
edited by Bill Reimer and published in the Journal of Rural  and Community Development June 2006

SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters Proposal
Final version as sent to SSHRC November 2006

Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change in Canadian Rural Communities
Wall, Ellen and Katia Marzall
Published in: Local Environment
Vol. 11, No. 4, 373–397, August 2006

SSHRC Strategic Plan 2006-2011 
Plan Stratégique du CRSH 2006-2011
Renaud, Marc
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

NRE2 Annual Report 2004-2005
Yates, Madeleine
Feb 2006

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
April 2005

Use of the Internet by Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada: The Case of Springhill, NS
Bruce, David  and Lindsay Lyghtle
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.
April 2005

Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors - Phase II Technical Report FINAL VERSION
Dobbs, Bonnie,  Jennifer Swindle, Norah Keating, Jacquie Eales and Janice Keefe
Submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada DEC 2004

Caring Contexts of Rural Seniors - Phase II Technical Report
Dobbs, Bonnie,  Jennifer Swindle, Norah Keating, Jacquie Eales and Janice Keefe
Submitted to Veterans Affairs Canada DEC 2004

A Rural Perspective on Linkages Among Communities
Reimer, Bill
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.

Urban Sprawl Shows Rural-Urban Interdependence: New Governance Needed to Bridge Rural-Urban Divide Statistics Canada Bulletin
Olfert, Rose  and Mark Partridge
Written in collaboration with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, FEB 2005

Rural and Urban: Differences and Common Ground
Reimer, Bill
Chapter 4 in Hiller, Harry H. (ed.) Urban Canada: Sociological Perspectives,
Don Mills: Oxford U. Press, Pp.71-94., DEC 2004

Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference
Lipton, Becky 
New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC, DEC 2004

Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference
Briscoe, Angela
New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC, DEC 2004

Report on the "New Century, New Risks" Conference
Bell, Victoria
New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC, DEC 2004

New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada
Lyons, Tara
New Century, New Risks: Challenges for Social Development in Canada November 18, 2004 - Montreal, QC, DEC 2004

Innovative Services Report (NRE2 Services Theme Team)
Halseth, Greg and Laura Ryser 
This report outlines the results from the first year of tracking innovative services and voluntary organizations in rural and small town places., NOV 2004

Services, Social Cohesion, and Social Capital: A Literature Review   
Desjardins, Stefanie, Greg Halseth, Patrice Leblanc, and Laura Ryser, JUL 2004

Community Tools - Website Descriptions VERSION FRANÇAISE : Outils communautaires - liste de sites Web
Hernandez, Dagoberto and edited by Jessica Gallant
A list of websites and descriptions
useful for community development objectives. OCT 2004

7 Reports for the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Reimer, Bill, Mike Burns, Corrine Harris, Moses Geepu Nah Tiepoh, Angela Briscoe, and  Jamie Dressler, OCT 2004

Service Provision in Rural and Small Town Canada: Cross-Canada Summary Report
Halseth, Greg and Laura Ryser 
NRE2 Services Theme Report, September 2004

Social capital, information flows, and income creation in rural Canada: a cross-community analysis
Geepu Nah Tiepoh, Moses and Bill Reimer
in Journal of Socio-Economics 
Volume 33, Issue 4 , September 2004 Pages 427-448

Exploring Rural Diversity in Rural Canada
Reimer, Bill
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.

Strategic Observations for Rural Community Decisions (ideas for communities that have decided that they want to grow) Version Française
Strategic suggestions based on NRE2 findings, Sep 2004

Social Exclusion and Social Support in Rural Canada
Reimer presentation to the World Congress of Rural Sociology, Trondheim, Norway, July 27, 2004

NRE2 MID-TERM REPORT TO THE SSHRC
Report on NRE2activities for the first half of the Initiative on the New Economy (INE) grant from the SSHRC, Jun 2004

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. Jul 2004

Spatial Variation of Technology Mediated Learning in Rural Communities DRAFT Jul 2004

The NRE Field Sites: An Analysis Using Taxfiler Data Mar 2000

NRE2: What Have We Learned
Bollman, Ray
Report based on Statistics Canada Research. Feb 2004

Building Rural Capacity In the New Economy
A brief overview of the NRE2 project's objectives, methods and findings. Feb 2004

NRE2 Annual Report 2002-2003 Version Française
Report on the SSHRC funded NRE2 Project's first year of activities. Jan 2004

Communication Issues for Volunteer Groups in Rural Canada
Lyghtle, Lindsay
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. Italso focusses on general and specific issues related to the role of volunteer groups in rural areas and the problems they face with various forms ofcommunicationwithin their organizations and in their surrounding communities. Dec 2003

Le secteur communautaire et le monde des affaires sont les acteurs de la gouvernance locale les plus appréciés dans les milieux ruraux
Jean, Bruno
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

The Informal Economy in the New Rural Economy: A Research Proposal
Apedaile, Peter, et.al.
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

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

Le nouveau rôle des élus locaux : Soutenir l'émergence d'une nouvelle gouvernance rurale
Paper for the ''Université rurale québécoise en Mauricie'', Aug 2003

Social Cohesion in Rural Canada
Reimer, Bill
Final Report to SSHRC for NRE Social Cohesion Stategic Research Grant. Program: "Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era" May 2003

The Informal Economy in Rural Canada
Reimer, Bill May 2003

Good News, Bad News on Education Attainment Levels for Rural Canada
This paper explores the state of the education system in rural Canada. Jun 2003

Sensitivity of Rural Enterprises to Globalization and Trade Liberalization: A Japan/Canada Comparison
Apedaile, L. Peter /Nakagawa, Mitsuhiro /Bollman, Ray, Jun 2003

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
Wilkinson, Derek, Jun 2003

Understanding Social Capital: Its Nature and Manifestations in
Rural Canada

Reimer, Bill
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

Community Newspapers and Community Identity May 2001

The Social Economy in Rural Canada: Exploring Research Options
Teitelbaum, Sara and Bill Reimer
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

Building Rural Capacity in the New Economy
Proposal for SSHRC/INE Funding Aug 2002

Property Rights, Productivity and Markets: Structural Processes at Work in Contemporary Rural Canada
Hailu, Atakelty / Apedaile, L. Peter

Assessing the Merits of Collaborative Research May 2002

Letter of Intent: SSHRC Strategic Program on the New Economy
Reimer, Bill
This is a copy of the letter of intent sent to SSHRC regarding our major collaborative proposal for the New Economy Program.

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. 
Reimer Feb 2002

CARCI proposal 2000, Demande de subvention CARCI 2000 Jul 2000

Leading and Lagging Census Subdivisions in Rural Canada
Reimer, Bill
DRAFT VERSION / VERSION PROVISOIRE May 2000

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

VANCOUVER ISLAND RURAL CONFERENCE: "UPDATE" May 2000

Leading and Lagging Areas in Ontario: Huron County in the Provincial Context

PART ONE, 1.5 Mb 
PART TWO, 1.5 Mb
Alasia, Alessandro

The Demographic, Social, and Economic Diversity of Rural and Small Town Southern Ontario, 1.8 Mb
Keddie, Phil

Update on the New Rural Economy Project Oct 1999

Predictability and Trapping Under Conditions of Globalization of Agricultural Trade: An Application of the CDS Approach
Apedaile_1 of 3
Apedaile_2 of 3
Apedaile_3 of 3
Sep 1999

Social Cohesion in Rural Canada

Reimer, Bill
Proposal for SSHRC Strategic Theme:
Exploring Social Cohesion in a Globalizing Era
Final Proposal Sep 1999

Update to the Rural Canada profile
Reimer, Bill Aug 1999

The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Rural Canada: Impacts of Changing Availability of Operational and Program Funding
Bruce, David / Jordan, Paul /   Halseth, Greg
Voluntary sector reports: 3 of 3; FINAL VERSION Jun 1999

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

Social Cohesion in Rural Canada
Feb 1999 Letter of Intent

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
Marshall, Joan
Voluntary sector reports: 1 of 3 FINAL VERSION Jan 1999

THE NEW RURAL ECONOMY PROJECT (1998-99) - Interim Report to the Rural Secretariat
Reimer, Bill Oct 1998

Update: The Nelson Conference Nov 1998

The NRE: What have we learned? Nov 1998

List of Variables in NRE Rural Canada Database (CSDs) May 1998

Access to Federal Government Services in Rural Canada: Preliminary Field Site Findings Reimer, Bill

Marginalization in Rural Canada: a Research Program Reimer, Bill

A Preliminary History of Rural Development Policy and Programmes in Canada, 1945-1995
Fairbairn, Brett (University of Saskatchewan)

Policies and Programmes for Rural Development Mar 1998

Resource List for Rural Development Mar 1998

The Spatial Dynamics of Labour Supply in the New Rural Economy
Fuller, Tony 1998

Economic Integration and Isolation of First Nations Communities REPORT I: A PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH
Reimer, Bill / Trott, Chris with Cheryl Croxen, Martin Hayes, Jennifer Perzow, and Anna Woodrow Dec 1997

Economic Integration and Isolation of First Nations Communities REPORT II: AN EXPLORATORY REVIEW
Reimer, Bill / Trott, Chris with Cheryl Croxen, Martin Hayes, Jennifer Perzow, and Anna Woodrow Dec 1997

NRE Sample Selection
Reimer, Bill Nov 1997

Understanding the New Rural Economy: Options and Choices
FIELD SITE MANUAL (Draft) Nov 1997

A Whole Rural Policy for Canada
also visit the following for the minutes of the meeting at which the report was
presented and discussed.

Version PDF
Apedaile, Leonard P. and B. Reimer 
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.


Student contributions

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