The Rural Immigration Strategy was created by a partnership among the Centre for Workforce Development, Trenval, City of Belleville, City of Quinte West, County of Hastings, The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward, County of Lennox and Addington, Quinte Economic Development Commission, and the Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board.
The research was made possible by the Rural Economic Development (RED) fund at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). This rural community matching grant is designed to generate sustainable economic growth for the region. The project was led by a Steering Committee of community actors and Consultant Chéla Breckon of With Chéla Inc.
The Strategy’s recommendations are intended to provide specific evidence-based directions not only to solve current workforce challenges but also to stimulate longterm economic and social prosperity. The strategic directions include suggestions for measurement and analysis to enable the collection of research-based results.
A copy of the strategy can be found at the link below. The Steering Committee will now be looking at the Implementation Phase of the suggested projects the communities need to undertake.