The Governance Team is focused on facilitating, promoting, and engaging research connections to better understand and improve the formal and informal mechanisms and tools by which rural communities and regions organize themselves for economic, political and social objectives. The Governance Team helps to examine the implications of governance structures, processes, and policies that impact rural communities.
Team Lead: Kathleen Kevany – firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Support: Sarah Minnes – email@example.com
View team members’ contact information and organizations here.
Interested in joining the governance team? Contact Sarah Minnes
Twitter: @rplc_capr #RPLC_GOV
Have a rural governance question? Contact an expert
Check out the Governance Team’s 2016/2017 work plan here. Our 2016/2017 work plan is coming soon!
The Governance team has successfully funded the following:
- Conference Support
- 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- 2016 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- Support for 5 Governance team members to attend and present
- Support for students to attend and present at other conferences
- 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
- Join us on November 15, 2017 at 11:30am CST for a webinar on: Creating Sustainable Funding for Ecosystems and Watersheds. Click here for more information and registration.
- 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)