This project reinvests in the study of migration to and from rural Canada through a set of organized workshops and long-lasting outputs.
Specifically, this project brings together researchers, scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners across the country through a set of facilitated workshops, to explore topics of population movement, mobility, and migration to and from rural places.
Rather than holding a traditional conference with, primarily academic, presentations, this project is organized around a series of facilitated workshops, or dialogue circles, across the country. Held in Lethbridge, AB, Prince George, BC, Antigonish, NS, and Ottawa, ON, these workshops will bring together a diverse group of participants, including, but not limited to, relevant researchers, scholars, policy-makers, resettlement and immigration workers, relevant practitioners, and local decision-makers.
The workshops will: (1) Provide a space for participants to discuss, share, and learn (from each other) about the “rural problematique” in their own context and locale (Blake and Nurse 2003a), and (2) Contribute to the long-term outputs produced by this project, particularly a virtual knowledge creation and sharing platform,open-access policy-briefs, and interactive, publicly accessible maps visualizing patterns of rural-urban migration.