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JOIN US MAY 25-27, 2022

CEDEC and CRRF are excited to invite you to the Spring 2022 edition of "Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private and Civil Society Sectors”, Canada’s definitive rural development event where public, private, and civil society sectors share best practices and discover new opportunities. 


Partner spotlight

CEDEC and CRRF are pleased to co-host our 2022 conference in partnership with the Université du Québec à Rimouski. Learn more about this scenic campus in Quebec’s Bas-Saint-Laurent region.


What is the CIE conference all about?


Rural development and rural economic development are diverse, complex, and evolving processes. Before and during this pandemic, communities have been and continue to be engaged in innovative policy development with the goal of enhancing the economic and social well-being of rural citizens. However, issues related to sustainability and the environment, rural-urban interdependencies, access to information, and the instability of both global and local markets are changing the way we think about rural development. As a result, the public, private, and civil society sectors are developing new and innovative ways to collaborate and enhance economic activity in rural communities.

The CIE conference will explore these themes through panels and presentations led by a variety of stakeholders including community or non-governmental organizations; the private sector; academics; local, regional, provincial, territorial, and/or federal governments; Indigenous governments and/or organizations; and other policymakers. Click on the button to learn more about this year’s conference, or to view videos and other highlights from last fall’s conference.


Call for


We are now soliciting proposals for poster presentations for the Spring 2022 conference.


The State of Rural Canada 2021 Report

At our fall conference, CRRF launched their report State of Rural Canada (SORC): Opportunities, Recovery, and Resiliency in Changing Times.

This time, we visit the chapter on Saskatchewan. In this video, Jolena Leader, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, talks about the state of rural in her province.

Stay tuned to upcoming newsletters as we journey across the country and explore how each province is addressing key issues shaping their rural realities and how they are finding resilience and opportunities among change.


CEDEC and CRRF are pleased to welcome TELUS® as the presenting sponsor for the 2022 conference “Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, Public and Civil Society Sectors”. Stay tuned for exclusive learning opportunities from TELUS® for conference participants!


The 2022 spring conference “Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Private, Public and Civil Society Sectors” is funded in part by the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes Canadian Relations Support Program (CRSP).

Follow the hashtag #InclusiveEconomies2022 for all the conference news!
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CEDEC is funded by the Enabling Fund for Official Language Minority Communities and by the Government of Canada.