The Governance Network aims to facilitate, promote and enable connections for actors engaged in rural governance. This Network supports activities that further understanding and improvement in the formal and informal mechanisms and tools by which rural communities and regions organize themselves for economic, environmental, political and social-cultural objectives. The Governance Network helps to examine the implications of governance structures, processes, and policies that impact rural communities. More about this network can be found here.
Team Lead: Kathleen Kevany – firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Support: Sarah Minnes – email@example.com
View network members’ contact information and organizations here.
Upcoming Funding Deadlines *Must be a Governance Network member to apply
- Conference/networking funding due January 31, 2018. The application can be found here.
- Policy brief funding- Currently accepting possible topics for students to complete policy briefs about. Please provide Sarah Minnes with one paragraph (100 word max) by December 31, 2017, of a proposed policy brief topic to mobilize your current research/work .
Interested in joining the Governance Network? Contact Sarah Minnes
Twitter: @rplc_capr #RPLC_GOV
Have a rural governance question? Contact an expert
Check out the Governance Network’s 2017/2018 work plan here.
The Governance Network has successfully funded the following:
- Conference Support
- 2017 International Conference on Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Development and Rural Livelihoods
- 2017 North Atlantic Forum
- 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- 2016 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- Support for 5 Governance team members to attend and present
- 2016 The Georgetown Solutions Conference 2.0
- 2016 Advancing Women East
- 2016/2017 Policy Fellow- Patrick Leveque
- Literature Reviews
- How might support for agriculture, rural, and food policies enhance rural well-being? (coming soon)
- Governance and rural renewable energy (coming soon)
- Policies and governance for source water protection for unserviced rural areas (coming soon)
- Policy Briefs
- Food security and promoting local food in Ontario (coming soon)
- First Nations governance tools for exerting sovereignty over territorial land and resources (coming soon)
- Considering Climate Change in Rural Planning and Policy
- Creating Sustainable Funding for Ecosystems and Watersheds. (November 2017).
- British Columbia’s Regional Districts: An Overview and Critical Reflections. (September 2017).
- Quebec’s Approach to Regional Government: An Overview and Critical Reflections
- Rural Scotland in Focus 2016 (February 2017)
- Food waste in the EU: from evidence to policy interventions (December 2016)
- Climate Change and Food (October 2016)
- Considering Climate Change in Rural Planning and Policy (October 2016)