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Call for papers/Appels de communications : Rural Canada - Ready to Grow, CRRF Fall Conference 2013

Source: CRRF.
The 2013 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF) annual conference will be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 24-27 October, 2013. The focus of the Rural Canada - Ready to Grow conference is to facilitate a diverse and lively conversation among community leaders, researchers, professional practitioners, government, and private industry about pressing questions facing rural Canada.

Presentations, panel discussion, posters and story telling are being requested. The extended deadline for abstract submissions is now July 31, 2013.

Rural Canada is in a constant state of change. In recent years, many rural areas in more northern and remote regions of the country have experienced changes in their regional economies due to various kinds of resource development. These developments have ushered in new opportunities for growth, while also reigniting questions related to regional development, resource management, governance and co-governance of resources at local/regional levels and with Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples. Rural Canada is ready to grow, but the following questions are critical to how we move forward:

* How do we ensure that some of the benefits of the natural resource industries remain where the resource is extracted?
* What policies and practices need to be in place to ensure that there is a real and lasting positive legacy?
* What governance structures will best ensure positive outcomes for those residing in these regions?
* What are the social ramifications of resource development and how can we mitigate those that are negative and build strong, resilience communities?

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