Newcomer Attraction and Retention

A Regional Forum on rural newcomer attraction and retention was held on November 30, 2018 with the support of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and additional support from: Huron County, Perth County, Wellington County, Bruce County, Rural Employment Initiative, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Rural Ontario Institute and Four County Labour Market Planning Board.


Below is a series of materials presented at the forum, and some additional resources for newcomer attraction and retention.


Regional Forum Materials

Video Resources from Keynote Speaker, Lionel Laroche

Adam DeBuck at Danby Appliances

Allison O’Neill at Bruce Power

Gemma Mendez-Smith - Four County Labour Market Planning Board

Fanshaw College & Oakwood Resort Initiative

Hayter Farms

Nexus Consulting - Mapping a Rural Ontario Presentation

Rural Employment Initiative One-page Quick Sheet - Oliver Pryce

Building a Strong, Welcoming Community - Ryan Gibson

Presentation on Employer Toolkit: A resource for hiring and retaining immigrant workers

Attainable Housing Documents
Housing Models to Grow Communities - CMHC

Creating Attainable Housing for the Tourism Workforce in South Georgian Bay

Grey County- Supporting and Promoting Attainable Housing


Additional Resources

Welcoming new residents toolkit

Communicating in a second language - double verb exercise

Ease into Canada Toolkit

Nexus Consulting - Environmental Scan: Rural Newcomer Integration

White Paper - Newcomer Integration in Rural Ontario