Rural communities are struggling with population stagnation and decline, yet businesses are continuing to expand. Can focusing our energy on attraction and retention of newcomers help to fill that gap?
Join us at the Regional Forum on Rural Newcomer Integration – an employer focused event which brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to share stories, research, projects and insights into newcomer attraction and retention.
This Forum supports workforce development to create practical, actionable strategies for rural municipalities and businesses with newcomer attraction, retention and integration activities.
Keynote Speaker: Lionel Laroche Ph.D., P.Eng. Over the past 20 years, Lionel has provided cross-cultural training and consulting services to over 100,000 people in 18 countries. Lionel specializes in helping organizations turn the challenges often associated with cultural differences into a source of creativity and innovation.
Thursday November 29th at 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Housing Models to Grow Communities - How do we attract newcomers when there’s no place to live? Helping rural communities find solutions to the housing shortage. FREE Bonus Session
Friday November 30th 8:30am-4:00pm - An employer focused day to learn best practices in expanding your workforce through newcomer attraction and retention strategies. This day is for employers and for us to better support employers and a growing community - $40